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The Inspirational Atheist

Chicken Soup for the Soulless
Available now wherever books are sold.

Four thousand years of wisdom in one reasonably priced paperback.

The Inspirational Atheist is a collection of quotations on the meaning of life, the mysteries of the universe, love, freedom, and all the other Big Questions, asked and answered without resorting to superstition–just good old common sense, logic, and beauty.


Those who love wisdom must investigate many things. - Heraclitus

Somebody else may have my rapturous glance at the archangels. The springing of the yellow line of morning out of the misty deep of dawn is glory enough for me. - Zora Neale Hurston

Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know? - Julia Child

Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it, too? - Douglas Adams



Book Cover: A Bad Woman Feeling Good

A Bad Woman Feeling Good

Blues and the Women Who Sing Them

Combining biography, an appreciation of music, and a sweeping view of American history, A Bad Woman Feeling Good tells the story of a century of women blues singers. Honored by the American Library Association and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections. Musician Thomas Dorsey said, “The blues is a good woman feeling bad.” But these women show by their style that he had it backward: The blues is a bad woman feeling good.

Book Cover: Shaking The Family Tree

Shaking The Family Tree

Blue Bloods, Black Sheep, and Other Obsessions of an Accidental Genealogist

Shaking the Family Tree is one part family memoir, one part investigation into the remarkable world of obsessed genealogists, and one part How-To manual for constructing a family tree. Join Buzzy in her journey as she makes contact with long-lost relatives, fact-checks those old family legends, and gets cozy with the growing American subculture of amateur genealogy.