Preface to a book I probably won’t write

I wrote this many months ago, while stuck in an airport bar. Posting this is as motivation for me to actually get my shit together and write more. Maybe even a book. Would you read it?

Hello. Greetings. And Welcome. 
If you’re reading this, then you already know.

I wrote a book.

Or at least I wrote a preface to a book.

I’m not actually sure what a preface is, or even how to write a book for that matter, but I thought this sounded like a good place to start. I just know that some books have prefaces? And if I’m going to write a book, it should have one of those too. I also hope this book had some type of cover page? With a picture of me riding a great white shark as it’s leaping out of the water over a boat filled with attractive girls in bikini’s that have the same shared impressed expression on their faces.  Or, or maybe just a simple solid blue cover page. Either way, I guess I can figure that out later after I actually write the book.

So why a book you ask? Great question, I don’t know. I’m not a writer, I hate reading and I’m barely literate. Because it seemed like the thing to do? Because I have a blog about being single, and people don’t hate it? Because there are much deeper topics I want to write about that I can’t really capture in a stupid online blog about being pathetically single? Or maybe it’s to make a few bucks from selling this garbage to my friends? It’s kind of all the above, but mostly because I bought a good website name and thought that would be a great title for a book, if I ever wrote one.

Yeah, that’s right, the book is called “Nice Guy Finishes First”. It’s the story of me. Or at least I hope it will be. It’s a classic tale of your average nice guy and his quest to find epic, amazing, life changing love, in his 20’s, 30’s and hopefully not 40’s. I know it sounds like a romance novel, but I promise you, it’s a comedy. A hilarious, fucking, comedy. Well at least to this point. Where is this point? Well, right now, at this very moment, I’m 3 beers deep at a T.G.I. Friday’s at the Dallas Fort Worth airport, because my flight has been delayed for the 2nd time, and it looks like I may never be making it back home to San Diego. I’m 30. Single. And I just got out of THE 2 year relationship that should have been “The One”, but turns out, it wasn’t. I have no prospects, and no idea when, where and how I’m going to find this epic, amazing, crazy love that I want and deserve. This book, will hopefully be that journey. So I’m starting to write bits and pieces as I go along, hopefully this book ends as expected, and we all get the love we deserve. Hopefully it’s more than just slapping my blog content into the book, but adding deeper shit. I don’t know what that deeper shit is, just yet, but I bet I can come up with something. Or maybe not. Maybe this book will just be a collection of my blogs. At least I got this preface.

Because all good books start at fucking T.G.I. Fridays at the DFW airport.


This book is dedicated to my ex-girlfriends, future ex-girlfriends, and the person I eventually ended up with.
IF, I published this book, and I’m still single, this book is dedicated to my 12 cats.Sign up here to get my book for FREE!


  • Sims April 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    I think you should write a book. You could basically take what’s already on for most of it. Do you know how many people write about their online dating adventures and end the books in laments of why they’re still single? If they can do it, so can you. Do it!

  • Aracely S April 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    If you do write that book I hope you write it in parts. One book for your 20s, 30s, and if you’re still single and get 12 cats your 40s. Maybe I will write a book about how pathetic my love life is. I will describe how I was able to create a successful career for myself, found caring friends, and have devoted my spare time to delivering meals for the elderly leading to the climax of how I am going to be alone with my dog like those women I deliver meals to. It may be a success. Well best of luck you to you Single Steve.

    Lonely Aracely

  • katie benson April 10, 2014 at 4:39 am

    So you basically want to write, “how I met your mother,” but with carne asada.

  • Zip April 10, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Dear SingleSteve,

    1. Yes, please. It’s all about the story telling.
    2. You’re only allowed to write while AT MINIMUM 3 beers deep.
    3. Find some way for me to “LIKE” katie benson’s post above me. Because carne asada.
    4. When will online dating resume? Those were always a gold mine.

  • singlegirlie April 11, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Nice, Steve. I hope you write it.

  • MellyJBeans April 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Because you absolutely are the perfect person to write about what you live – we all believe in you!

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