About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Trolling Pays Off!

To try to avoid the filter bubble, I read several center-right individuals, including the incredibly arrogant Bryan Caplan. I toss in a comment here and there but don't engage with his "white men are the real victims!" readership. I have at times dropped in links, including to Losing My Religions.

So yesterday, One Step got a donation from someone whose name I didn't recognize, with the note "Via Lose My Religions. Thanks to Matt for sharing and providing the free download." 

I thanked them for the contribution and asked them how they heard of the book, and they said:

"Thank you! I enjoyed the read. Losing My Religions kept my interest to the end. I found it enjoyable and interesting. For what it's worth.

"I got to it from Bet On It, Bryan Caplan's Substack. I honestly don't remember if I downloaded it from one of your comments or found it via your profile. I just remember when we had the debate about Feminism, I was clicking around and saved some links. I downloaded the PDF shortly after that."

Song: Lyle Lovett's "Road to Ensenada," a key song from Losing.

Image for my pal Bryan:

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