Unbelievable History

I got to preview Unbelievable History and was even asked to do a blurb for the cover.

I should note that I was the co-founder of Skepticon.  Lauren Lane and all her badassery was there every step of the way with me.

This blurb was not in the least bit an exaggeration.  I finished the book about an hour before bed and, rather than check my email or write, I began re-reading the book.  It is a positively hilarious read.

The plot?

A team of historians assisted by a time traveler assemble an epic revisionist history of the world.

It is a clever exploration of a lot of religious revisionist history.  As one reviewer on Amazon said, it’s like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure for smart people.  :P  The writing is hilarious, but it never loses its edge.  One of the issues I have with a lot of atheist literature is that it’s very straightforward.  Most books simply present the information and arguments and leave it at that.  For some people (like myself most of the time), this is a-ok, but if we want to reach out to everybody then the lack a variety of approach in our literature is worrisome.  More atheist authors need to explore innovative ways to engage the reader.  UH accomplishes this with no shortage of charm.  I very much recommend this book.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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