Got a nice customer review on Amazon for Coming Out Atheist: How To Do It, How to Help Each Other Do It, And Why! Five stars out of five. (In fact, the book now has six customer reviews — and they’re all five stars out of five!) Here’s what Sara had to say:
Read this book
Read this book.
If you are an atheist, or think you might be one and are contemplating telling someone about it, but not sure how to go about it, read this book. There are chapters on everything from talking to parents, other family members, spouses and partners, kids, friends, coworkers, bosses, and strangers. There are chapters specific to conservative communities, progressive communities, other marginalized communities, and even the US military. It’s not a step by step guide; but it has lots of personal stories from people of a variety of backgrounds and situations and will definitely get you think about the factors that will be important to you when considering how – and whether – to come out. There’s also a fantastic resource guide at the back of the book.
If you are an out atheist in some areas of your life but not others, read this book. It will give you some good ideas to think about and maybe help other people along.
If you are a fully or mostly out atheist with your atheism plastered all over your Facebook, Twitter, car, and wardrobe, read this book. It will give you some great insight on issues other people from different backgrounds can face when coming out, ideas to help others, and ideas on community building, if that’s your thing.
If you’re not an atheist and have no intention of being one, you might consider reading this book too. It won’t talk you out of your theism. That’s not the point of the book. But atheism is on the rise and it’s very likely that there is someone in your life who you care about who is one and may want to talk to you about it, but won’t for fear of rejection, not being taken seriously, or anger. If the idea that someone you care about is afraid to talk to you for those reasons makes you feel bad, reading this book and getting a feel for the issues they might be experiencing may make it easier on both of you.
Thanks, Sara! And if any of you have read Coming Out Atheist, it’d be awesome if you’d post a review.
Here, by the way, is ordering info for the book in all three formats — print, ebook, and audiobook!
The Kindle edition is available on Amazon. (That’s the link for Amazon US, btw — it’s available in other regions as well.)
The Nook edition is available at Barnes & Noble.
The Smashwords edition is available on Smashwords. Right now, it’s only available on Smashwords in epub format: I’m working to make it available in other formats.
All ebook editions and formats cost just $9.99.
The print edition is now available through Powell’s Books.
The print edition is also available at Amazon. However, be advised (if you haven’t been already) that seriously abusive labor practices have been reported at Amazon warehouses. Please bear that in mind when you’re deciding where to buy my book — or indeed, where to buy anything. (For the records: Powell’s employees are unionized.) Again, that’s the link for Amazon US — it’s available in other regions as well.
You can also buy the print edition at your local bookstore. If they don’t currently carry it, you can special order it. (Bookstores can get it from standard wholesalers; wholesale info is below.) Support your local bookstore!
The print edition is $17.95 USD. It is published by Pitchstone Publishing.
Wholesale sales of the print edition:
Bookstores and other retailers can get the book from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and other standard wholesale distributors. It can also be purchased directly from the publisher, Pitchstone Publishing.
The audiobook version is available on Audible.
The audiobook is also available through Amazon.
The audiobook is also available through iTunes.
And yes, I did the recording for it!