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A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

The runaway bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul captured the imagination of millions of readers with its uplifting message of hope and inspiration. With a nation still hungering for more good news, Canfield and Hansen went back to work and cooked up another batch of life-affirming stories to warm your heart and soothe your soul. Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming. Share the magic that will change forever how you look at yourself and the world around you. Special contributions from M. Scott Peck, Ann Landers, Art Linkletter, Harold Bloomfield and many others are included.

A 2nd Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Through the experiences of others, readers from all walks of life can learn the gift of love, the power of perseverance, the joy of parenting and the vital energy of dreaming.

A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen present another joyful collection of stories for your reading pleasure. Within the pages of A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul you will find shining examples of the best qualities we all share as human beings: compassion, grace, forgiveness, hope, courage, dedication, generosity and faith. Stories may be the most powerful teaching tool available to us, especially when the lessons being taught are love, necessary losses, respect and values. In this volume of Chicken Soup for the Soul, the authors share more collected wisdom on love, parenting, teaching, learning, death, attitude and overcoming obstacles. This book will warm your heart, brighten your darkest day and put a smile on your face that will last a lifetime.

A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

In A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul. you will find shining examples of the best qualities we all share as human beings: compassion, grace, forgiveness, hope, courage, dedication, generosity and faith.

A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Meladee Mccarty Hanoch Mccarty

The authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, now team up with the Acts of Kindness authors to bring forth yet another collection of sentimental anecdotes. These stories are grouped into the categories of love, kindness, parents and parenting, teaching and learning, death and dying, gaining perspective and overcoming obstacles. Most are personal experiences illustrating moments of tenderness, justice, self-sacrifice, appreciation, pride or the bonding of people to one another. Some are parables, a few are genuine epiphanies and one or two, as welcome relief, are actually humorous. Following the stories is a section entitled "Eclectic Wisdom," which offers a few poems, and a list of "101 Gifts to Give All Year Long," such as "smile," "say something nice to someone," "be optimistic," and "use just one parking space." Readers who loved the first three servings of this fare will not be disappointed in this latest effort.

A 5th Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Whether you are a devotee of the series or a first-time sampler, you will find this latest portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul both riveting and heartwarming. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have woven another tapestry of timeless tales and inspiring wisdom. This treasury is a tribute to life and humanity, with topics ranging the entire emotional and experiential gamut. The nature of the stories invites you to enjoy Chicken Soup in whatever way you find most comforting--by the spoonful, by the bowl, or the whole pot in one sitting.

A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Jack and Mark's latest batch of wisdom, love, and inspiration will warm the hearts and nourish the souls of all readers, whether they are "tasting" Chicken Soup for the first time, or have dipped their "spoons" many times before. In the tradition of all the books in the original Chicken Soup series, this volume focuses on love; parents and parenting; teaching and learning; death and dying; perspective; overcoming obstacles; and eclectic wisdom. Contributors to A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul include: Erma Bombeck, Edgar Guest, Jay Leno, Rachel Naomi Remen, Robert A. Schuller, Dr. James Dobson, Dolly Parton, and Cathy Rigby. A 6th Bowl is guaranteed to make anyone looking for inspiration and renewal an eternal "soup lover." Readers will discover that there is only one "recipe" for compassion, wisdom, inspiration and love: Chicken Soup for the Soul.

A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul: More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Jack and Mark's latest batch of wisdom, love and inspiration will warm the hearts and nourish the souls of all readers, whether they are "tasting" Chicken Soup for the first time, or have dipped their "spoons" many times before. In the tradition of all the books in the original Chicken Soup series, this volume focuses on love; parents and parenting; teaching and learning; death and dying; perspective; overcoming obstacles; and eclectic wisdom. Contributors to A 6th Bowl of Chicken Soup for the Soul include: Erma Bombeck, Edgar Guest, Jay Leno, Rachel Naomi Remen, Robert A. Schuller, Dr. James Dobson, Dolly Parton and Cathy Rigby. A 6th Bowl is guaranteed to make anyone looking for inspiration and renewal an eternal "soup lover." Readers will discover that there is only one "recipe" for compassion, wisdom, inspiration and love: Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Change Your Life!

by Jack Canfield Allen Klein

Allen Klein, master of the right quote at the right moment, has gathered his favorite, most inspiring words of wisdom into this treasury of moving and meaningful sayings from around the world that incite readers to live life to the fullest. Readers can take this book on the go to get a quick shot of inspiration at any time, or they can select one quote every day for in-depth thought and meditation. The book's small size makes it ideal to carry in a purse or a bag, or to keep by the computer for those moments of need. However readers choose to use these uplifting and inspiring quotes, they all have the potential to be life-changing. Kipling once said that words are "the most powerful drug used by mankind" - the words in this book are the prescription readers need to revise their lives. The book features a foreword by Jack Canfield, cocreator of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Chicken Soup for Every Mom's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marci Shimoff Heather Mcnamara

An inspiration for moms everywhere! It will change your life forever. Although you undoubtedly heard those six words many times after announcing that you were expecting, you couldn't have imagined what they really meant. And then the moment came. You held your baby in your arms and felt an outpouring of emotion like you had never known before. And just like they said, nothing was ever the same. Motherhood is a lifelong journey that's as unique as every woman who embarks on it. No other role defines us as deeply and fills us with as much compassion, or tests our strength and patience more extremely! No other relationship fills our hearts with as much love, wonder, and awe for another human being. Although motherhood is a timeless calling, today's moms have unique challenges and rewards. In this book you'll learn from other mothers and seasoned grandmothers who share the universal worries, the tears and the laughs that come with the job, as well as the wisdom to help you be the very best mom you can be. These stories are for every mom, whether you're an expectant or an adoptive mom, a stay-at-home or working mom, or a grandmother watching your grandchildren grow. Share this book with any mom to remind her of the profound role she will forever play in her child's life.

Chicken Soup for Every Mom's Soul: New Stories of Love and Inspiration for Moms of All Ages

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marci Shimoff Heather Mcnamara

"These stories made my heart smile." -Catherine Oxenberg, actress It will change your life forever. Although you undoubtedly heard those six words many times after announcing that you were expecting, you couldn't have imagined what they really meant. And then the moment came. You held your baby in your arms and felt an outpouring of emotion like you had never known before. And just like they said, nothing was ever the same. Motherhood is a lifelong journey that's as unique as every woman who embarks on it. No other role defines us as deeply and fills us with as much compassion, or tests our strength and patience more extremely! No other relationship fills our hearts with as much love, wonder and awe for another human being. Although motherhood is a timeless calling, today's moms have unique challenges and rewards. In this book you'll learn from other mothers and seasoned grandmothers who share the universal worries, the tears and the laughs that come with the job, as well as the wisdom to help you be the very best mom you can be. These stories are for every mom, whether you're an expectant or an adoptive mom, a stay-at-home or working mom, or a grandmother watching your grandchildren grow. Share this book with any mom to remind her of the profound role she will forever play in her child's life.

Chicken Soup for Little Souls: The Braids Girl

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Tim Ladwig

Izzy wants to be like Grandpa Mike and make people happy, but the results of Izzy's generosity toward the Braids Girl are not what she expected. What does the Braids Girl really want?Young readers will cheer for Izzy when she at last realizes that the need for love and acceptance is what lies deep in the hearts of us all, no matter our age, race, gender, or social standing. This story of compassion and revelation lovingly demonstrates that despite outward appearance, little souls are much more alike than they are different--and everyone has something of value to give.

Chicken Soup for Little Souls: A Dog of My Own

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Katya Krenina

When Ben and his friend Kelly spontaneously decide to rescue an abused dog, they can't possibly foresee the obstacles that accompany such a decision. Armed with patience and the immense power of his never-wavering love, Ben works toward--and waits for--his most cherished goal. A Dog Of My Own is a tender story of the healing power of love--one that will long live in the hearts of all little souls. This heartwarming story was beautifully illustrated by Katya Krenina, whose stylized, contemporary illustrations have been lavishly praised by reviewers and heralded as "stunning" by the New York Times Book Review. Publishers Weekly has compared her style to that of Chagall, for its intuitive, dreamlike quality.

Chicken Soup for Little Souls: The Goodness Gorillas

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Pat Grant Porter

Make way for the Goodness Gorillas! These self-appointed kindness-spreaders are turning their classroom, their families, and their whole community topsy-turvy with good deeds! Peter sharpens all his classmates' pencils for them . . . Jessica pulls out a mat for everyone in her gymnastics class . . . Tina packs up her old toys and gives them to a charity . . . the whole group cleans up the neighborhood park. But the Goodness Gorillas are about to face their toughest challenge ever. What will they do about Todd, the meanest boy in class? Is Todd really bad through and through, or is it true that there's goodness hiding within every little soul?

Chicken Soup for Little Souls: The New Kid and the Cookie Thief

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mary O'Keefe Young

For a shy girl like Julie, there couldn't be anything worse than the very first day at a brand new school. What if the kids don't like her? What if no one ever talks to her at all? Julie's big sister has some advice--and a plan--that just might help. But will Julie be too scared to even give it a try? Little souls will cheer for Julie and celebrate her transformation as a terrible day turns into a wonderful one in this tender story of overcoming limitations. And the funny, surprise ending will help readers realize that no matter how bad a situation seems, a happy solution is always close at hand.

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Leann Thieman

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul will touch your heart with stories of finding and creating families. From tales about international orphaned babies and children who spent years in the foster-care system to those who were adopted at birth, this very special compilation conveys the true meaning of unconditional love. Read a moving letter from a birth mother to her son explaining how difficult it was to give him up when she didn't have the means to care for him, how she still thinks about him often, and how she will always love him. Read stories from now-grown children and even those from the Vietnam Operation Babylift in 1975. Through their stories, you will delight in meeting happy, well-adjusted, grateful members of families and society. Find hope in stories of infertile couples who are given the gift of parenthood, adopted children who thrive and find joy in life, and older couples given a second chance at family. Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul provides insight into what adoption is all about and what it's really like to be adopted. Share in our celebration of the lives of adopted children who found forever families and parents who found forever love.

Chicken Soup for the Adopted Soul: Stories Celebrating Forever Families

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Leann Thieman

The stories here illustrate finding and creating families. They are about international orphaned babies, children who are in the foster-care and those who are adopted at birth; this conveys the true meaning of unconditional love.

Chicken Soup for the African American Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols Tom Joyner

This is the book everyone has been waiting for--an inspiring celebration of the joy, challenges, and triumphs of being African American.Combine Ilyana Vanzant and Terry McMillan, then include a dash of E. Lynn Harris, and you've got Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. This book captures the spirit of the community through inspiring storytelling that understands both the struggles and joys of being African American. From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights movement to today's business leaders and gangsta culture, this book is a primer on black history. And like all Chicken Soup books, it's a moving tribute to the small things--a moment of insight, a mentor, a lover, the loss of innocence--that make life worth living.This great volume is focused on representing all facets of African American life--man and woman; young and old; rural, suburban, and urban; rich and poor; race conscious and mostly color-blind.

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul is a rich collection of stories that truly celebrate the mountaintops and share the valleys of the African American woman's experience; highlighting her moments of strength, as well as her struggles. This candid, touching, and inspiring collection of stories proves that the spirit of sisterhood extends beyond geography, economics, age, and time. Whether we're passing on family traditions, keeping the faith, or just keepin' it real, one thing is for sure; we are here because of the shoulders we stand on. Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul will leave you feeling as if you've just shared a sacred space with some legendary African American women through quotes or stories from Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Mary McLeod Bethune, and modern day heroines like Patti LaBelle, Halle Berry, and Queen Latifah. Experience inspiring moments of ordinary sisters doing extraordinary things in the world like voting in a time when voting could cost you your life to learning the true meaning of self love through the simple gesture of letting your hair down. Allow these stories--exclusively for sisters, from sisters--encourage and inspire you as you feed your soul and soothe your spirit.

Chicken Soup for the African American Woman's Soul: Laughter, Love and Memories to Honor the Legacy of Sisterhood

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Lisa Nichols

A multi-generational celebration and acknowledgement, this edition combines stories of legendary African-American women with stories of modern-day heroines, and up and coming young African-American sisters and ordinary women.

Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Debra Poneman

Those closest to the heart of American Idol - from the executive producers to the stylists, from the fans to the judges share their moving stories of obstacles overcome, love and changed forever.

Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mark Donnelly Chrissy Donnelly Tommy Lasorda

"Play Ball!" These words resonate with special meaning in the minds of anyone who has ever enjoyed a game of baseball. Every fan will be amused and touched by stories of sportsmanship and victory gathered from the clay diamonds of America. A tribute to America''s favorite past time, Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan's Soul is written by people at every level of competition, from World Series champions to tee-ball moms. Their inspiring stories highlight the best of baseball, the importance of sportsmanship and a love of the game. Whether these stories take place on the field of a local YMCA or under the bright lights of a major league ballpark, the focus is the same: The Love of the Game.

Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Aubery Peter Vegso

Open your heart to the magic found at the water's edge ...There are many places we can go to enjoy time with friends, to have an action-packed vacation, or to enjoy a little solitude, but none of them have the same ability to soothe our souls as the beach. Perhaps it's the magic portrayed by children building sand castles or the gentle sounds of lapping waves on the shore. Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul is filled with recollections of special moments that will be appreciated by anyone who has been mesmerized by the spell of the ocean. Color photos of magnificent beach destinations across the United States, from the quaint, historic surroundings of Cape May, New Jersey, to the sultry scenes of Big Sur, California, capture the magic of America--from sea to shining sea. This unique compilation conjures up memories of family beach outings, the joy of finding a spectacular seashell, young love discovered on the sand, and mature love rekindled at the seashore. Join us on this journey of beaches far and near and remember the fun and excitement you found there, and be inspired to create new memories.

Chicken Soup for the Beach Lover's Soul: Memories Made Beside a Bonfire, on the Boardwalk and with Family Friends

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Aubery Peter Vegso

Open your heart to the magic found at the water's edge. There are places we can go to enjoy time with friends, to have an action-packed vacation, or to enjoy a little solitude, but none of them have the same ability to soothe our souls as the beach.

Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mary Olsen Kelly

Your support group in a book, filled with boundless strength and profound hope--until the fight is won. Along with the shock, fear, and loss many women face upon a breast cancer diagnosis comes unexpected strength, wisdom, and strong networks of sharing, support, and healing. In Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul, survivors and their family members talk openly about how difficult their fight with breast cancer has been and how they made it through the dark times with a belief in a higher power and the support of those closest to them. Find strength in the encouraging stories of how family members confront their fears and show genuine affection for one another through gestures such as a granddaughter cutting the hair off of all her dolls so that they will look more like her grandma, who is bald from chemotherapy, and the gentle touch of a three-year-old son on his mother's back giving comfort to his sick mommy, and a husband who shows his wife the depth of his love during a weekend getaway after she heals from a total mastectomy. Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul will show you the beautiful side of the human spirit and spark the optimism sometimes lost in the mist of an illness. It is for everyone with breast cancer and everyone who loves someone touched by the disease.

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