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Random—Limited Edition Preorder with Exclusive Chapbook and Dice

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This LIMITED EDITION PREORDER PACKAGE for Penn Jillette’s forthcoming novel Random includes a signed copy of Random, a copy of the exclusive short story chapbook God Is Real and Other Fictions, and a pair of custom dice.

THIS PAGE IS FOR THE LIMITED EDITION PREORDER PACKAGE OF RANDOM AND THE EXCLUSIVE CHAPBOOK GOD IS REAL. Click here to preorder Random without the exclusive chapbook.

Preorders ship as soon as all the materials are available, often in advance of the publication date.

Forthcoming: 10/11/22

Price: $75.00

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THIS PAGE IS FOR THE LIMITED EDITION PREORDER PACKAGE OF RANDOM, WHICH INCLUDES A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK, THE EXCLUSIVE CHAPBOOK GOD IS REAL AND OTHER FICTIONS, AND A PAIR OF CUSTOM DICE.

Click [HERE] for details on the regular edition of the book.

The limited edition preorder package includes:

  • A SIGNED hardcover copy of Random
  • A copy of the short story chapbook God Is Real, which can’t be purchased anywhere outside of this package and select public events. God Is Real comprises four brand-new, laugh-out-loud, skeptic friendly, religion adjacent, free-speech forward, not-for-the-faint-of-mind short stories.
  • A pair of custom dice (pictured below)

About Random:

From Penn Jillette of the legendary magic duo Penn & Teller: a rollicking crime caper that will bend your mind like a spoon.

Two weeks before his twenty-first birthday, Las Vegas native Bobby Ingersoll finds out he’s inherited a crushing gambling debt from his scumbag father. The debt is owed to an even scummier bag named Fraser Ruphart who oversees his bottom-rung criminal empire from the classy-adjacent Trump International Hotel. Bobby’s prospects of paying off the note, which comes due the day he turns twenty-one, are about as dim as the sign on the tower’s facade.

The two weeks pass in the blink of a (snake) eye, but before Bobby’s luck runs out, he stumbles upon enough cash to pay Ruphart off and change his family’s fortune. More importantly, he finds himself with a new, for lack of a better word, faith.

Bobby does not consign his big break to a “higher power”—what Penn Jillette hero ever could? Instead, he devises and devotes himself to Random, a philosophy where his life choices are based entirely on the roll of his “lucky” dice. What follows is a hilarious exploration into not so much what defines us as what divines us when we give over every decision—from what to eat to whom to marry to how or when to die—to the random fall of two numbered cubes.

Combining the intellectual curiosity of Richard Dawkins with the humor and grit of an Elmore Leonard antihero, Jillette’s up-on-his-luck Ingersoll is the character we need to help us navigate the chaos of the post-truth era.

Well, unless his roll runs cold.


Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • Published: 10/11/22
  • IBSN: 9781636140919

Author

PENN JILLETTE is a cultural phenomenon as a solo personality and as half of the world-famous Emmy Award–winning magic duo Penn & Teller, whose live show spent years on Broadway and is now the longest-running headlining show in Las Vegas. The pair have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Jillette cohosted the Showtime series Penn & Teller: Bullshit! which was nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards and won him a Writers Guild Award. He currently cohosts the CW Network competition series Penn & Teller: Fool Us! His weekly podcast, Penn’s Sunday School, was the number one downloaded podcast on iTunes during its debut week and was named by iTunes as Best New Comedy Podcast. He is the author of numerous books, including the nonfiction New York Times best-selling books Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales and God No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales; the novel Sock; and the essay collection Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday! He is the author of Random.

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