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8/31/11

Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Testament: A Memoir by God (and David Javerbaum)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Description

In this ultimate celebrity autobiography, bestselling author God will “telleth-all” for the first time, going behind-the-chapters of the Old Testament, offering frank and hilarious insights about fatherhood and bringing the gospels into modernity with a New New Testament. From the creation of the universe to jeggings, the Lord Almighty has been a pivotal player in nearly all the major decisions of the past twenty epochs. Now, for the first time since He wrote whichever holy book you happen to believe in, God offers startling “dish” about all aspects of the universe and creatures therein, starting with Adam and Steve (you read right) and ending with Snooki. He will also address hot-button topics like prayer in school and evolution; put to rest long-standing disputes concerning which athletes and teams He actually supports; and offer His “inside picks” for the next ninety-three Super Bowls. The Last Testament is sure to appeal to a broad base of readers, from the most ardent apocalyptist to the most blasphemous Darwinian.
God on The 10 Commandments:
Ah, the Ten Commandments.
I hate the Ten Commandments in exactly the same way as Don McLean hates “American Pie.”
For when I wrote those words, they meant something very personal to Me; they expressed My worldview; I put My heart and soul into them; and I issued them forth as any writer does, hoping they would find their audience.
Never did I suspect how popular the work would prove; never did I imagine it would remain My best-known selection; the one people still cite, and debate, and quote from start to finish, all these years later.
I suppose I should be glad for it; glad that humanity has taken it to heart, and extracted so much meaning from it, and embraced its simple AAAAAAAAAA structure.
But I have grown weary of it defining Me; of being regarded as a one-list wonder; of remaining locked forever in the public consciousness, as “that deity who wrote ‘The Ten Commandments.’”On sale: November 8, 2011

About the Author

GOD has been grabbing headlines ever since first creating the universe. Indeed, the multi-talented deity has been involved in the development of every single thing that has ever happened, including the Crusades, plate tectonics, and Seinfeld. His previous serious works as an author, The Old Testament, The New Testament, and The Koran have sold an impressive five billion copies, with the first two in particular coming to be collectively regarded as something of a bible of their field.DAVID JAVERBAUM is a comedy writer living in New York.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451640188
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451640182
I KNOW this will offend a lot of people, but if you watch The Daily Show, you will want to read it.

4 comments:

  1. Great pick - definitely has the potential to be an interesting read.

    Here's my WOW for this week.

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  2. I think I have this book coming for review...should be interesting..

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  3. Good pick! Sounds interesting! New follower!

    My WoW

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  4. Not sure about reading this one. I'll have to look up more about it. Thanks for the book review.

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