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8. The announcement

(Post 8 of 33 in my 16-hour shift for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.)

11:30 am EDT

When I first proposed writing Parenting Beyond Belief, I couldn’t believe it didn’t already exist. Now I’ve been invited to write another book that I can’t believe has not been written yet: Atheism for Dummies.

There were already Dummies books for each of the major and several minor religions, as well as some weirdly specific titles like Lost Books of the Bible for Dummies. Now publisher Wiley & Sons has decided it’s time to get a playful-but-instructive popular intro to atheism on the market. I’m grateful to Hemant Mehta for pointing them my way and to Wiley for agreeing with him.

The format is fun, the process fascinating, and the timeline extremely tight — should be on the shelf in March. In the meantime, I look forward to the knee-slapping comments about the title from friends on all sides. Let the games begin!



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  1. My favorite Dummies book, “Near Death Experiences for Dummies”

    Synopsis: Did you have an experience wherein you almost died, but didn’t quite die? Congratulations! You have had a near death experience. Try to have fewer of them.

    Comment: blotzphoto – 10. June 2012 @ 10:31 pm

  2. Yay! You are going to include a section about the FSM, yes?

    Comment: ubi dubium – 12. June 2012 @ 12:15 pm

  3. @Ubi: I would be out of my Noodle to do otherwise.

    Comment: Dale – 28. June 2012 @ 10:17 pm

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