The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

My Book

So, I wrote a book.

I am so grateful for my blog readers who have given me a lot of encouragement in my writing. I’m so fortunate to be a part of this community. Thank you! I seem to find only the beautiful, vulnerable, breathtakingly human things one can discover in strangers. In the last few years, I’ve been taking a lot of notes and keeping a record of those small moments. Many of you have read them here, but I’ve also selected about 160 of those brief, optimistic, non-fiction stories and created a book. I’m really excited about it.

You can find the paperback edition here: Paperback Edition

Or the Kindle edition here: Kindle

I hope you’ll enjoy the book. I hope it will inspire you. I hope you’ll share it as well.
the nice thing about strangers book, paige m.j. erickson, paige erickson

33 comments on “My Book

  1. andy1076
    December 9, 2015

    Cheers on your book release! 🙂

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 9, 2015

      Thank you, Andy! I’ve been swinging between joy, anxiety, and pastries for a few weeks now. 😀 I’m glad it’s finally out there.
      Paige

      • andy1076
        December 9, 2015

        I’m envious 🙂 I have been trying and haven’t even come close 🙂

      • thenicethingaboutstrangers
        December 10, 2015

        You can do it, Andy! It helped me to read “War of Art” by Steven Pressfield and to listen to as much Seth Godin as possible (he’s all over youtube). They help with the fear and the procrastination, and the anxiety at being vulnerable. 🙂 Best of luck to you!
        Paige

  2. Maccabros
    December 9, 2015

    Congratulations my dear Page and be sure – I will buy and read it…♥…

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 9, 2015

      Liebe Maccabros, wie schoen! I hope you’ll appreciate the stories surrounding my battles with German. 🙂
      Lg,
      pmj

  3. Jeff Walker
    December 9, 2015

    Congratulations! To say that I’m jazzed about this news would be a huge understatement. 🙂

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 9, 2015

      Jeff, I hope you’re enjoying the book. Thanks for all the support and encouragement. You really have made a difference to me.
      Paige

  4. Tim
    December 9, 2015

    Bravo Paige – look forward to reading this over the holidays

  5. Darlene
    December 9, 2015

    Congratulations!! Everyone who reads it will just love it.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 9, 2015

      Darlene,
      Thank YOU for all the support through the years. I appreciate that you have been rooting for me. 🙂
      Paige

      • Darlene
        December 9, 2015

        It has been my pleasure! ❤

  6. Leya
    December 9, 2015

    My Congrats, Paige! This is what i have been waiting for – my Christmas is saved!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 9, 2015

      Leya, thank you so much, my friend! I’m excited to pass on the ideas. My aunt wanted something to give her friends, so this was a part of what got me rolling. 🙂
      Merry Christmas!
      Paige

      • Leya
        December 9, 2015

        Merry Christmas to you as well, Paige. I just ordered two copies from Amazon.

      • thenicethingaboutstrangers
        December 10, 2015

        Leya, I hope they will bless the readers. 😀
        Paige

  7. Lynda
    December 9, 2015

    Congrats!

  8. evelyneholingue
    December 10, 2015

    Oh this is such a great idea, Paige. Bravo. And a good holiday gift, I think.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 11, 2015

      Thank you, Evelyne. I hope it will bring people a lot of joy. I had fun putting it together and going back to all the places where the stories were set. 🙂
      Merry Christmas!
      Paige

  9. JunkChuck
    December 11, 2015

    Well done! Congratulations.

  10. judilyn
    December 13, 2015

    Congratulations – that is really such a great accomplishment! ;-> I’m so happy at your joy!!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 13, 2015

      Thank you so much, Judilyn! I appreciate the hug, and I am returning it. 😉 Merry Christmas!
      Paige

      • judilyn
        December 13, 2015

        Thank you for seeing the world in such a beautiful way! ;-> Would that more people did the same. There would be more smiles to share all around the world!!!

      • thenicethingaboutstrangers
        December 13, 2015

        This was a big part of the impetus to create the book. I hope it will inspire people to smile when they feel impatient, and to look for the good, even when feeling grumpy. 🙂 I made that a practice as it’s made even long waits in the airport much, much better.
        Paige

      • judilyn
        December 13, 2015

        I think about that, too.

  11. Mary Ann
    December 15, 2015

    Congratulations!

  12. Daniela
    December 31, 2015

    That really is an achievement – Congratulations!

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      December 31, 2015

      Thank you, Daniela! I’ve been so excited to hear from readers. It’s wonderful to have the chance to spread the ideas and optimism. 🙂 Happy New Year!
      Paige

  13. Max Steffensmeier
    March 18, 2016

    Hi I’m 8 and I’m in third grade. I read your book and I thought I needed to tell you my favorite story’s in the book.here are my favorite stories ,wave to mama,missing you,the selphone slaughterof small talk,one giant leap for ein kleines kind and those are my favorites and you are my favorite author.

    • Max, Thank you so much for writing to me! This comment really made me smile.

      I will be on the look-out for more stories like the ones you mentioned. I’m glad you didn’t find “Missing You” to be a sad story. 🙂 Thank you for reading my book and stopping by to say hello. You really made my week.

      Take care–
      Paige

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