Eyes Wide Open

George Erickson - pilot, bricklayer, philanthropist, dentist, welder and author of the pro-science, best seller True North, and Back to the Barrens: On the Wing with da Vinci and Friends plus Time Traveling with Science and the Saints, returns with Eyes Wide Open, a semi-autobiographical anthology of new and published fiction and non-fiction based on a life that began without religion, became deeply involved, but returned to rationality as president of the Minnesota Humanists and a former director of the American Humanist Association, Washington, DC.

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, Single-Payer Now! and Parochaid: Sounds Like KoolAid - Tastes Like Bile !, he speaks truth to power across a span of 30 years.

Drawing on sages from Plato to a skeptic named Carlin, Erickson scrutinizes religion, sex, politics, science, nature, humor, death, love and war with his Eyes Wide Open, filling the pages with stories from a life well led.

For a postpaid copy of Eyes Wide Open please mail $25.00 to George Erickson at 4678 Cedar Island Drive, Eveleth, MN 55734.
The book is also available on Kindle!

Read 3 of the 100 topics in the book HERE!

The author donates all of his book profits to educational charities.


Eyes Wide Open
Reviews and Reader Feedback

"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 International Humanist and Ethical Union



"George Erickson has written 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



"Eyes Wide Open is a cornucopia of vignettes, parables and poetry -- a feast for the rational, inquiring mind. A boy checks his trap-lines and comes face-to-face with the reality of death. A passenger cruising the Spiritual Sea jumps overboard and swims to freedom on the Rational Islands as Erickson charts a course through the "demon-haunted world' of our times."
Bette Chambers - past president, the American Humanist Assoc.



George Erickson's captivating prose cleverly weaves together stories filled with humanistic values of love, education and humor as he eloquently puts life's lessons to paper.
Margaret Downey - Founder of the Philadelphia Freethought Society



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 Separation of Church and State (AU)

Check out George Erickson's other books:

True North: Exploring the Great Wilderness by Bush Plane

Time Traveling with Science and the Saints

Back to the Barrens: On the Wing with da Vinci & Friends

Unintended Consequences: The Lie that killed millions and accelerated Climate Change


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