Monday, January 19, 2009

Sacrilege!

I am proud to report that SHAM is listed as No. 4 on the "10 Essential Books for the Skeptic," according to the International Society of Heathens. Yeah, I know; the name gives one pause. And the "society" appears to be, basically, a blog.

But I figure, any list that has Carl Sagan's book as No. 1 ain't a bad list to be on.

11 comments:

Rational Thinking said...

Congratulations Steve! You are in illustrious company on that list, and well deserve to be - imho, of course.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations (you heathen. :))

Elizabeth said...

BTW, the Heathens (from the International Society) have a nice pic of Carl Sagan on that webpage. I had a big crush on the man way back when. Ah, those were the days... :)

Steve Salerno said...

Well, at least someone's older than I am. (OTOH, an alarming number of the people who are older than me...are dead.)

Anonymous said...

It figures that your book would be highlighted on a web site visited by maybe eight people. See where negative thinking gets you, Steve?

Elizabeth said...

Anon, you may have a point here, what with Steve's non-sufficiently-positive thinking attracting not-sufficiently-lucrative endorsements. Steve, if you were only more like, say, Joe "Zero Limits" Vitale, you too could have gotten Oprah's attention. Or at least Dr.Phil's. Or someone equally marvelously fabulous and not-so-heathen-y.

But don't despair; heathens, especially when organized in a society -- and an international one at that -- are nothing to sneeze at (please!). One decent heathen (oxymoron alert?) equals billions and billions* of goody two-shoes, so having eight of them endorse you so wholeheartedly definitely counts for something. ;)

P.S. To use Sagan's famous (and misquoted) phrase. The man died in the prime of his life -- way too young. What a loss.

Elizabeth said...

Steve et al, did you know that yesterday was Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year? (Scientifically established so, as we are told.)

I did not.

But I learned it from a blog of one Gretchen Rubin who is working on The Happiness Project:

(...) a memoir about the year I spent test-driving every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study I could find, whether from Aristotle or St. Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah. THE HAPPINESS PROJECT will gather these rules for living and report on what works and what doesn’t.

Elizabeth said...

Well, at least someone's older than I am.

Wait, Steve... What do mean -- that I'm older than you? :)

Steve Salerno said...

I meant Sagan.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, OK. I thought so, Steve, but then wasn't sure. No problem either way, BTW. :)

Sagan was one of those men who get better, in appearance and otherwise, with age. He looks fantastic in that Heathens' photo, which was probably (I'm guessing) taken in his mid- or late 50's.

As an (helpful?) aside, age is relative. 60 is the new 40 nowadays (or so I keep telling myself :).

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
Loved the book, enjoy your blog & comments!