New Book Contract with Stanford University Press!

I am delighted to announce that I will be writing a new book for Stanford University Press.  It will be my first book with an academic press, and having graduated from Stanford Law and being a huge fan of the Stanford Tree (who plays an important role in my debut novel, by the way) I couldn’t be happier that it will be with Stanford U. Press.  The book is very tentatively titled, “Our Non-Christian Nation: How Atheists, Wiccans, Satanists, and Other Non-Christians are Demanding Their Rightful Place in American Public Life,” and if things all go well, it should be published sometime in 2018.  Here is a little summary of the book that I wrote up when I tried to sell it: OUR NON-CHRISTIAN NATION: HOW ATHEISTS, WICCANS, SATANISTS AND OTHER NON-CHRISTIANS ARE DEMANDING THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN AMERICAN PUBLIC LIFE A Wiccan family convinces the US government to allow a pentagram on their loved one’s grave in Arlington Cemetery. The Senate invites a Hindu to give the opening prayer before a session, but abortion protestors shout the priest down. In Utah, a religious group that believes in mummification goes to the Supreme Court seeking the right to put up their “Seven Aphorisms” monument next to a town’s Ten Commandments monument, but loses. An Islamic school causes an uproar in Louisiana when it seeks to participate in the state’s voucher program to receive public funds. And in Orange County, Florida, the school district suspends its policy allowing religious groups to distribute reading material when a Satanist group starts handing out a coloring book as an alternative to the materials...

First Tuttle reading scheduled

I’ll be reading from and discussing Tuttle in the Balance at the Harvard Bookstore on Tuesday December 8th at 7 pm.  Can’t wait–hope you can make it!  If they let me bring a bottle of Jameson and some plastic cups to pass around I’ll do it.  “The Reading You Don’t Have to Bring a Flask To” is my...