David Fitzgerald is one of the best, most down-to-earth “faces” in the atheist movement. He’s the author of the hugely popular book Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All. Fitzgerald has a real gift for combining high-information writing with humor in a way that makes it very readable and very entertaining. He has now applied the same style that made his first book a success to a new series.
As you may know, in the next few weeks I’m launching a new book series, The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion, a thoughtful, painstakingly-researched and unapologetically smart-assed investigation of all aspects of religion, beginning in Book One with perhaps the most fascinating, bizarre and entertaining faith of them all: the Mormons.
Those at Skepticon 4 got a small glimpse at what this book will be.
The first book is now finished and Dave is trying to raise money for publication costs via an Indiegogo campaign, where he’s offering all kinds of swag in exchange for donations (such as free appearances, invites to the launch party, and signed copies of the book).
About Funding: This series will be entirely self-published, so I’m primarily raising money to cover the specific costs of editing, formatting, cover design, cover art, illustrations, Indiegogo platform fees and printing runs. The other two remaining expenses are for a new website and to replace my dying, decrepit MacBook with a more up-to-date laptop. Depending on the success of the Indiegogo campaign, the book launch is expected to be in December 2012, or January 2013.
I cannot wait for this book. I donated, and I hope some of you will too.