Maybe We Shouldn’t Change our Book Covers March 30, 2007

Maybe We Shouldn’t Change our Book Covers

Saint Gasoline does a nice, quick job of arguing why atheist books should stay away from imitating the popular Christian I-always-smile-now-take-a-picture book covers:

GodisDead

I suppose that wouldn’t sell so many copies. But it’s still more appealing than Christopher Hitchens’ book cover.

I also enjoyed his commentary:

The last thing I need when buying [a] book for a good intellectual romp is for the checkout clerk to think I’m buying some sort of lame self-help book because I am self-conscious about my penis size. That’s exactly what those sorts of covers say to me. Book cover: “Hi, I’m a smiling, masculine professional, here to assure you that you shouldn’t have low self-worth. You are a great, wonderful human being, or else why would I be smiling? Don’t you trust my apparent sophistication and seemingly targeted judgments?” This sort of cover would be horrid, and I hope to never see anything like it again, for the rest of my days.



[tags]atheist, atheism, Saint Gasoline, Christian, Christopher Hitchens[/tags]

"A lady I know was listening to John Hagee spouting off similar tripe ( 'ladies ..."

After Baptist Pastor Tells Wives to Lose ..."
"I asked the FSM to turn Mr. Lively into compost. She said she'll get to ..."

Scott Lively: I Asked God to ..."
"Most Catholics don't pay any attention to their teachings on birth control, why should they ..."

Irrational Catholic Archdiocese Urges People to ..."
"god sounds kind of like a mob boss."

Scott Lively: I Asked God to ..."

Browse Our Archives

What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment