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Teller: I presume your new book is all about me, right?
Penn Jillette: We've done three magic books together and I wrote two novels without you. I wanted to put something out there that was all me, my ideas and beliefs and take on things that would be thought-provoking and funny. I do a lot of op-ed stuff and TV pundit stuff. I'm always the nut on those panels that they go to for a joke, but end up being the guy the host says "Hey, Penn’s a whack job, but he’s right." Oh, and I guess I talk about you, too.
Teller: I'm going to pretend to ask you about the book, as if I haven't read it yet. So Penn, what's your book about?
Penn: It's a pretty funny look my life and all the goofy things that are important to me: skepticism, truth, atheism, our show, my family and friends, libertarianism. I share funny stories about those things and talk about my beliefs and even tell one about the skin falling of my scrotum. Oh, and I guess I talk about you, too.
Teller: I love the Siegfried & Roy story in the book.
Penn: I think it's my favorite and it really captures the essence of the book. It's funny, nutty and from my heart.
Teller: Do you have to be an atheist to read this book?
Penn: God No! (get it?). I’m very respectful of Christians in the book. And it's not all about being an atheist. It's a funny, humorous book about a lot of stuff that goes on in the life and head of a nutty Vegas magician. There are lots of heavy books out there about religion and Atheism. But this one might be the feel good one. Too bad Oprah’s Book Club has shut down.
Teller: Why should I buy this book if you’ve already given me a free copy?
Penn: Well, you owe me $24.99.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It is great how Penn actually bucks the trend that everyone in the public eye has to be politically correct and be religious. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Robert L. Trotti
Penn tells a lot of anecdotes about his life which give some insight into his thoughts. While at several points i chuckled aloud while listening, he does raise several thought... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Mr Jillette speaks, like Bruce Springsteen, as one of us to all of us. Even if he is bugnutty crazy, then that's the crazy I want to be.Published 2 months ago by Brendon Allen
Great read, awesome tales that show what atheism is and that there is no god!Published 2 months ago by Zac
Amusing. I can really hear Penn talking in this book. He likes profanity, and he does go off on tangents, but so far an enjoyable read.Published 2 months ago by Brandie Booth
Excellent as usual from one of the best comedians I know of. His magic ain't too bad either! five stars plus.Published 3 months ago by Don Gladden
Some parts were great... but the vast majority of it was rambling and stupid. It's just not a book--more like the flow of a conversation (one that goes all over the place) as... Read morePublished 3 months ago by itsmeagainmargaret