George Erickson Eyes Wide Open

ISBN 13: 9780931779176

Eyes Wide Open

4.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780931779176: Eyes Wide Open

He s done it again! George Erickson pilot, bricklayer, philanthropist, dentist, welder and best-selling author of True North, Back to the Barrens: On the Wing with da Vinci and Friends, and Time Traveling with Science and the Saints returns with Eyes Wide Open, a semi-autobiographical anthology of new and published fiction and non-fiction. With stories like Working Girl, Crystals Lite, and the Minnesota Trapper, he addresses the human condition, and with op-eds like Glenn Beck Where Were You?, Why Horses Laugh, and Single-Payer Now! he speaks truth to power while drawing on experts from Plato to George Carlin. Erickson delves into the heart and mind, exploring both with the same curiosity and sense of adventure he brings to his world travels. He navigates the gray waters of social consciousness with the precision of a pilot. Immigration, religion, politics, nature, love nothing is beyond consideration. From I-35 to the limitless night sky, he observes the quirks of our culture, the hypocrisy of our institutions and our hopes for the future while rejoicing in the beauty of the planet. Eyes Wide Open is an invitation into his home, his childhood and his wilderness, bringing the warmth and familiarity of an old friend - a friend who never fails to make you laugh, allows you to cry and leaves you with the greatest gift of all: thought.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

George Erickson has spent the last thirty-eight summers traversing the northern provinces, Quebec, the Northwest and Yukon Territories and Alaska. A retired dentist, he is a history lover, science buff, lecturer and the author of the Canadian best-seller True North: Exploring the Great Wilderness by Bush Plane, which garnered universally glowing reviews and left his readers asking for more.

Review:

Eyes Wide Open is like a box of fine chocolates. When you dip into it, you're never sure what you'll find - but you'll enjoy it. This tome deserves a large audience. --Rob Boston, Author and Assistant Director of Communications for Americans United for Seperation of Church and State

Erickson's insightful incursions into religion, politics,philosophy, history, atheism and social issues are totally enjoyable. Some might make you cry and some will make you laugh, but none will bore you. --Mel Lipman, Vice-President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union

Erickson has a real gem: a serious book in which he doesn't take himself too seriously, a humorous book with important progressive messages. No one who reads Eyes Wide Open will be able to maintain the fiction that atheists have no sense of humor. Had Moses emerged from Mt. Sinai with St. George's Commandments, all 13 of them, what a wonderful past couple of millennia this would have been. --Herb Silverman, Secular Coalition for America President

Erickson's insightful incursions into religion, politics,philosophy, history, atheism and social issues are totally enjoyable. Some might make you cry and some will make you laugh, but none will bore you. --Mel Lipman, Vice-President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union

Erickson has a real gem: a serious book in which he doesn't take himself too seriously, a humorous book with important progressive messages. No one who reads Eyes Wide Open will be able to maintain the fiction that atheists have no sense of humor. Had Moses emerged from Mt. Sinai with St. George's Commandments, all 13 of them, what a wonderful past couple of millennia this would have been. --Herb Silverman, Secular Coalition for America President

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

George Erickson
Published by Humanist Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0931779170 ISBN 13: 9780931779176
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanist Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0931779170

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 69.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

George Erickson
Published by Humanist Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0931779170 ISBN 13: 9780931779176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanist Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110931779170

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 67.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

George Erickson
Published by Humanist Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 0931779170 ISBN 13: 9780931779176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanist Press, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0931779170

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 67.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Erickson, George
Published by Humanist Press
ISBN 10: 0931779170 ISBN 13: 9780931779176
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Humanist Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0931779170 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1461987

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 344.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds