Nikki in LA


Nikki Tackles Fiction
It’s good to be serious. It’s also good to have fun. After eight years of writing serious essays, some of them published in serious places, Nikki has written the first of several novels due out in the next year or two.
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Hope in Small Doses cover
Praise for Hope in Small Doses:

“Stern [demonstrates] an ability to reach down into your soul and pull out emotions.”

“One of the most brilliant essays on being alive I have ever read.”

“Thought-provoking, life-changing, belief-challenging.”

“Stern is both a pragmatist and a dreamer. Hope in Small Doses explores how these two world views can co-exist without canceling each other out.”





Because I Say So cover


Praise for Because I Say So:

“What a thoughtful and refreshing rejection of the various bad habits―narrow-mindedness, intellectual laziness, self-pity, self-indulgence, free-floating rage―that drives today’s awful frenzy of self-righteousness in our national conversation.”

“This is a book of rare insight.”

“A lively and thought-provoking look at moral authority: who has it today, and why do they deserve it? Nikki Stern writes with clarity, grace and honesty. Her unblinking account deserves our attention.”