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(Post 8 of 33 in my 16-hour shift for the Secular Student Alliance Blogathon.)

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When I first proposed writing Parenting Beyond Belief, I couldn’t believe it didn’t already exist. Now I’ve been invited to write another book that I can’t believe has not been written yet: Atheism for Dummies.

There were already Dummies books for each of the major and several minor religions, as well as some weirdly specific titles like Lost Books of the Bible for Dummies. Now publisher Wiley & Sons has decided it’s time to get a playful-but-instructive popular intro to atheism on the market. I’m grateful to Hemant Mehta for pointing them my way and to Wiley for agreeing with him.

The format is fun, the process fascinating, and the timeline extremely tight — should be on the shelf in March. In the meantime, I look forward to the knee-slapping comments about the title from friends on all sides. Let the games begin!

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Dale McGowan is the author of Parenting Beyond Belief, Raising Freethinkers, and Atheism for Dummies. He holds a BA in evolutionary anthropology and a PhD in music.