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Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God
Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God

Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God


120 Pages, 4.75 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $11.95)

Publication Date: September 2015

ISBN 9781939578181

Rights: WOR

Pitchstone Publishing (Sep 2015)

Price: $9.95


A unique take on death and bereavement without a belief in God or an afterlife Accepting death is never easy, but we don't need religion to find peace, comfort, and solace in the face of death. In this inspiring and life-affirming collection of short essays, prominent atheist author Greta Christina offers secular ways to handle your own mortality and the death of those you love.


"In this book Greta Christina tackles the subject of death with the insight of a philosopher and the relaxed candor of a friend—that really cool, intelligent friend who understands and cares."  —David Niose, author, Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason

"This is a book about the philosophy of death that actually confronts the practical reality of it, and helps you come to practical terms with it . . . The best book on the atheist philosophy of death you are likely ever to read."  —Richard Carrier, author, Sense and Goodness without God

"Greta Christina continues to provide unique advice and information to the growing community of seculars. We all need to consider our mortality and learn positive and productive ways to deal with our inevitable deadline. Thanks for this little book of wisdom. Christina has written a handbook we can all use. But it should be in the hands of every hospital and military chaplain, every hospice care giver, even ministers, etc. No secular person should be subjected to supernatural ideas and wishful thinking when they are dealing with death, dying and grief."  —Darrel Ray, founder, Recovering from Religion

Author Biography

Greta Christina is the author of Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More; Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why; and Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, and is editor of Paying for It: A Guide for Sex Workers for Their Clients. She has been a public speaker for many years, and is on the speaker's bureaus of the Secular Student Alliance and Center for Inquiry. She is a regular contributor to AlterNet, Free Inquiry, the Humanist, and Salon. Her writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers including the Chicago Sun-Times, Ms., On Our Backs, Penthouse, and Skeptical Inquirer, and anthologies including Everything You Know About God Is Wrong and three volumes of Best American Erotica. She lives in San Francisco.