New Literary Tragicomedy Gives Advice to Atheist Icons Dawkins and Hitchens
by Christine Schicker Monday, March 15, 2010
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Clever, serial satire about theism and atheism is a rollicking good read!
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2010 – From the first letter she writes, A.F. Christian (which stands for “A Former Christian”) has her reader spellbound. “Thanks for all Your hard work, the rest of us know once and for all that the so called ‘God’, that LOSER, is everything you say he is: the biggest fraud of all time, cosmic zero, ultimate no-show – and after all those centuries and promises too!...If this was Facebook, no one would be friending him now.” And so the series of letters begins from a young adult, “former” Christian to the “spokesmen of the New Atheism” as a thank you for liberating the world from the superstition and prejudice of the “Biggest Loser”, aka God.
A wickedly witty satire, The Loser Letters chronicles the conversion of a young adult Christian to atheism. With modern humor rivaling that of the media lampooning Onion, found on college campuses all over America, A.F. Christian’s open letters to the likes of Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens explain her reasons for rejecting God and the logical consequences of that choice.
Says papal biographer George Weigel of the work, “Mary Eberstadt is one smart cookie. If you don’t believe me, ask Satan.”
Author Eberstadt, a popular social critic, focuses much of her writing on issues about American society, culture and philosophy. The Loser Letters is a unique response to books on atheism using brilliant writing that combines biting wit, satire and inspiring insights on innate truths about God and man.
The Loser Letters is the first major satirical work of Christian apologetics since C.S. Lewis wrote The Screwtape Letters. Written in an appealing writing style coupled with the discussion of many modern, relevant topics, Eberstadt, writing as A.F. Christian, tackles the argument between theism and atheism that is simultaneously a rollicking good read.
Published by Ignatius Press, The Loser Letters is truly unique: a black comedy about life, death and what we dare to believe or not believe.
Mary Eberstadt is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a consulting editor to Policy Review. She is the author of “Home-Alone America,” and the editor of “Why I Turned Right: Leading Baby Boom Conservatives Chronicle Their Political Journeys.” Eberstadt has written widely for various magazines and newspapers, including The Weekly Standard, First Things, The American Spectator, Los Angeles Times, London Times and The Wall Street Journal.
For more information about The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death and Atheism or to schedule an interview with Mary Eberstadt, please contact Ashley Walker with The Maximus Group at 678-990-9032.
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