Penn Jillette is a cultural phenomenon as a solo personality and as half of the world-famous Emmy Award--winning magic duo Penn & Teller. His solo exposure is enormous: from Howard Stern to Glenn Beck to the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, MTV Cribs, and Chelsea Lately and hosted the NBC game show Identity. As part of Penn & Teller, he has appeared more than twenty times on David Letterman, as well as on several other TV shows, from The Simpsons and Friends to Top Chef and The View. He cohosts the controversial series Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, which has been nominated for sixteen Emmy Awards. He is currently cohost of the Discovery Channel's Penn & Teller Tell a Lie and the author of God, No! and Presto.
"This hugely entertaining book chronicles Jillette's weight-loss odyssey, but it really does much more than that...funny and profane...undeniably inspiring."--Booklist
"Penn Jillette of the comedy-magic duo Penn and Teller holds nothing back in 'Presto!' as he describes how he lost almost a third of himself in a rather unconventional way. Using honesty and humor, he takes readers on his journey to discovering a healthy lifestyle....Jillette has written an extremely funny and somewhat profane book that will motivate others to seek weight-loss solutions."--ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP)
"This planet has yielded exactly one mutual friend for Glenn Beck and me and that friend has written a brilliant book called God, No!. Penn reveals 'the big secret of magic, ' tells you why tattoos are perfect expressions of atheism and exactly what to eat when you know you're going to vomit later."--Lawrence O' Donnell
Praise for GOD, NO!
"Penn Jillette is a 21st-century Lordof Misrule: big, boisterously anarchic, funny, Rabelaisian, impossible--andunique. There isn't--couldn't be--better not be--anybody like him."--Richard Dawkins, bestselling author ofThe Greatest Show on Earth and The God Delusion