Penn Jillette, magician, atheist, libertarian and writer has written a new book entitled God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales.
In one interesting section of the book, Jillette writes about his own visit to a gay bathhouse in San Francisco. This was during the height of the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s.
He writes that he went to the baths, to show a co-worker how open-minded he is. I have not read the book. But Linda Holmes from NPR has. In her blog review she writes:
His story about visiting a San Francisco bathhouse, for instance, takes forever and is played mostly for the opportunity for a straight guy to talk about gay sex a lot, and when the punch line arrives, it’s really not as satisfying as it should be. God, No! is at its best when it combines Jillette’s taste for high-level philosophy (whether you agree with him or not) with dips into his very unusual life (his house had a sex dungeon that he turned into a playroom, if that tells you anything). It’s at its worst when his defiance of convention seems to have become, in its own way, very punishing toward other people’s individual rights.
To read more of Linda Holmes review go to Penn Jillette’s ‘God, No!’: An Atheist Libertarian On Tricks, Bacon, And The TSA.
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