One of the perks of running Bilerico Project is that I get sent a ton of free books. Most of the time I'm busy so I ship the books off to other contributors who express interest in reading it and writing a review. When author Edward Falzone's Being Gay Is Disgusting hit my mailbox though, I knew I was going to have to read it.
Boy, am I glad I did too. It is hysterically funny parody of the first five books of the Bible. Seriously - this is probably the best book I read all year. The entire thing is done in a fantastically witty and frank manner reminiscent of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Falzone has created a modern-day paraphrase of the Pentateuch that cuts out the "begats" in favor of telling the stories - including all the ridiculous parts that are often overlooked. (For example, unicorns are mentioned more times than homosexuality. Or the "Nephilim" - the offspring of God's sons and human women; they're mentioned three times in the Bible but there's nothing about those other sons of God that somehow pre-date Jesus who was the "only" Son of God.)
Over on the book's Facebook page, Falzone is running a contest and you can score a free copy of BGID by liking the page and leaving a comment on this discussion. He's giving away 3 copies, so be sure to enter soon.
You can purchase a copy of the book on Kindle now for $9.95. You can also check out Falzone's cheeky guest post about the repeal of DADT that ran last week here on the site. Read them both; you won't be sorry either.