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. Here’s what Deuce had to say:
When I heard Greta Christina had picked “coming out” as an atheist as a topic for her new book I knew it had to be great. For one thing, she is an engaging, compassionate writer who always emotionally moves me. Second, she has experience in coming out personally due to her passion and activism within both the LGBT and atheist movements.
Coming Out Atheist” contains hundreds of stories (including the author’s) about their experiences with telling their families, friends, and loved ones that they don’t believe. You will enjoy this book if you read her book “99 Things That Piss Off The Godless”.
The book is broken down into three sections. The first section discusses reasons why to expose your godless self, including reasons to stay hidden. Why to come out (or not) will be different for each person.
The second section, and bulk of the book, contains chapters on coming out to different groups including friends, family, the military, and both conservative and progressive communities. The chapters are not exclusive – I learned and enjoyed something from each one, even when I didn’t think it would apply to me.
The third section describes how to help yourself and others, including building community and support networks. Doing anything that is “against the majority rule” can be stressful to say the least. However, having others you can be yourself around and who support you is so important.
This book has appeal to non-believers, to those who want to read about our experiences, and those in other progressive movements who want to learn about the struggles of such a marginalized group. Don’t think atheists are marginalized? Then frankly you haven’t been paying attention. I recommend this book to anyone in its core audience (non-believers) and those who are open to learning something new.
Thanks, Deuce! 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 being 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!