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Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul: Celebrating the Friends Who Cheer Us Up, Cheer Us On and Make Our Lives Complete

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mark Donnelly Chrissy Donnelly Stefanie Adrian

From the Book jacket: She championed you through your years wearing braces and you calmed her nerves before her walk down the aisle. She advised you on what to wear to land your perfect job and you taught her how to get her newborn to sleep during a midnight phone call. Together you've dug through your backyard looking for pirate's treasure and dug through bargain bins during shopping outings; you've shared your secrets, doubts and dreams; and you look forward to conquering hot flashes together. You may have met her in kindergarten or at work, in a playgroup or on the Internet-but if she's cheered you up, cheered you on or lifted your spirit, Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul is the perfect tribute to that special friend. Whether she's your lunch companion, your sounding board, your confidant, or all of the above, she anchors you during life's storms and helps you revei in life's joys. With tales of finding friends in unexpected places, of strength during life's toughest challenges, and of forging lifelong bonds and memories, this book will tug at your heart and hers as you celebrate the unique spirit of female friendship. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today Best-selling authors, have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional lives of others. Chrissy and Mark Donnelly are the coauthors of several New York Times Best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Stefanie Adrian is a freelance writer and editor.

Chicken Soup for the Girl's Soul: Real Stories by Real Girls About Real Stuff

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Hansen Irene Dunlap

One of the books of Chicken Soup series, this is an interesting book for teenage girls as well as their parents. Gives parents a peek into the lives of today's teenage girls.

Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul: Heartwarming Stories for People 60 and Over

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Paul J. Meyer Barbara Russell Chesser Amy Seeger

This collection offers readers loving insights and wisdom--all centering on the prime of life. Contributors to this volume include Erma Bombeck, Ruth Stafford Peale, Tom Landry, Florence Littauer, Roy Rogers and Max Lucado.

Chicken Soup for the Golfer’s Soul: 101 Stories of Insights, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Mark Donnelly Chrissy Donnelly Jeff Aubery

Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul is a perfect gift for any golfing enthusiast, whether their drives land in the sand or on the green. This inspiring collection of stories from professionals, caddies and amateur golfers shares the memorable moments of the game--when, despite all odds, an impossible shot lands in the perfect position; when a simple game of golf becomes a lesson in life. Chapters include: sportsmanship, family, overcoming obstacles, perfecting the game and the nineteenth hole. This is a great read for any golfer, no matter what their handicap.

Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul: Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Grandparents

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Meladee Mccarty Hanoch Mccarty

In this latest addition to the Chicken Soup family, children and grandchildren will relive memories of their parents and grandparents as they read stories of love, humor and wisdom.

Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II: Inspirational Tales of Passion, Achievement and Devotion

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marty Becker Peter Vegso Theresa Peluso Teresa Becker

You Know You're A Horse Lover When ... If you won a snazzy new sports car in the lottery you'd trade it in for a pickup truck with a towing package. Your paycheck barely covers your food bill but all your horses eat premium foods. All the other girls were designing their dream home, you were designing your dream barn. You spend far more on your riding clothes than on the rest of your wardrobe. You call the vet when a horse just looks cross-eyed but a family member has to be on their death bed before you take them to see the doctor. Your barn is cleaner than your house. You are better at braiding your horse's tail than your daughter's hair. You've stopped at more stables than museums while on vacation. You cringe at paying five bucks for lunch but don't blink at spending twenty or thirty on a riding lesson. You can't eat a carrot or apple without feeling guilty about not sharing it with your horse. Your significant other says, "It's me or the horses," and you hesitate . . . You pay more to board your horses than you do for your hotel room.

Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul: Inspirational Stories about Horses and the People Who Love Them

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marty Becker Gary Seidler Peter Vegso Theresa Peluso

From the Book Jacket You Know You're a Horse Lover When... You accessorize your hairstyle with pieces of hay. You examine every piece of rope or twine for its halter potential. You think a great vacation is spending a long weekend in front of a horse trailer by a dusty arena. You spend more money on horseshoes than on your own shoes. You always keep carrots, apples and sugar cubes in your pocket. You prefer the smell of a stable to cologne. You sleep with your boots on and count horses to fall asleep. Your laugh begins to sound like a horse whinny. Instead of giving someone directions to turn "left" or "right," you tell them to "gee" or "haw." You still have your childhood horse statues in your bedroom. Your favorite outfit is made of leather and includes whips and spurs. You talk to your horse more than you talk to your spouse. You spend more time at the feed store than the grocery store. If you can relate to any of these sentiments, this book is for you! Even if you've never been near a horse, but have always admired them from afar, you'll love these stories celebrating and honoring these noble creatures. Share a copy of Chicken . Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul with a horse-loving friend. You'll both be "whinnying" for more!

Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Raksha Bharadia

In Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul, the authors of these 101 stories share with you some of their most meaningful life experiences, focusing on subjects as varied as love, learning and letting go.

Chicken Soup for the Indian Teenage Soul: 101 Stories to Celebrate and Learn from Our Growing-Up Years

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Raksha Bharadia

Teens everywhere, across space and time, are plagued by the same basic issues. The milieu may change, the materialities may differ, but the issues never do. Teenage is the time where everything is in a state of transition, in the process of building. Teenage is a distinct phase when you're no longer a child, but nobody will treat you as an adult. It is a phase during which you are trying to come to terms with everything and everyone, yourself, others, the world.

Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Hansen Irene Dunlap

A collection of short stories and inspirational anecdotes catering to children on everything from the importance of laughter to the sadness of AIDS.

Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul 2: Read-Aloud or Read-Alone Character-Building Stories for Kids Ages 6-10

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Hansen Irene Dunlap

This book, designed for kids ages 6-10, features true, character-building stories for kids to enjoy alone or with their parents.

Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul: Celebrating la Comunidad Latina

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Susan Sanchez-Casal

This special collection of stories celebrates Latino life and community across the country.

Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul: Stories to Celebrate the Lifelong Bond

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Leann Thieman Barbara Lo Monaco

From the moment she hears, "It's a boy!" a special love blossoms in the heart of a mom and a bond unlike any other has begun. Chicken Soup for the Mother and Son Soul celebrates the blessings and bruises, tears and triumphs, happiness and hopes of mothers and their sons.

Chicken Soup for the Mother of Preschooler's Soul: Stories to Refresh and Rekindle the Spirit of Moms of Little Ones

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Carol Mcadoo Rehme Elisa Morgan Maria Nickless

What Any Mother of a Preschooler Needs (Besides a Week at a Spa!) Does your car CD collection range from The Best of Rock-n-Roll Classics to The Best of Barney? Does your idea of a good dinner out mean crayons and paper placemats for all? Can hearing the words, "I love you, Mommy" make your whole day? Then chances are good that you are not only a mother of a preschooler (or soon-to-be one), but that you are in need of some laughter, inspiration and camaraderie from other women who've been there. Let's face it: Our little bundles of joy and boundless energy don't come with instructions, and every mom undoubtedly thinks at one time or another: "Am I doing this right?!" In this uplifting collection, you'll find true stories about the day-to-day minutiae and miracles of being the mom to a preschooler: from finding peace and purpose in what can seem (and look!) like chaos; from solving sibling rivalry to celebrating sibling revelry; from the sorrow of letting go to enjoying some personal independence as your "big kid" goes off to school. Included are stories from well-known MOPS speakers, Lisa Moffitt and Rochelle Nelson. In just a few minutes of alone time these stories will give mothers of preschoolers a place to release the stresses of their day, connect with other moms who they can relate to and evoke much-needed laughter. Like only Chicken Soup can, these stories will rekindle your sense of self and spirit, and remind you how to enjoy this precious period of time in your life.

Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marci Shimoff Jennifer Read Hawthorne

A Tribute to Mothers Your gentle guidance has immeasurably influenced all that I have done, all that I do, and all that I will ever do. Your sweet spirit is indelibly imprinted on all that I have been, all that I am, and all that I will ever be. Thus, you are a part of all that I accomplish and all that I become. And so it is that when I help my neighbor, your helping I land is there also. When I ease the pain of a friend, she owes a debt to you. When I show a child a better way, either by word or by example, You are the teacher once removed. Because everything I do reflects values learned from you, any wrong that I right, any heart I may brighten, any gift that I share, or burden I may lighten, is in its own small way a tribute to you.

Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul 2: More Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothers

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

Subjects range from Christmas stories and real life miracles, to adoption and the questions that come with it, to special moments, a mom's special brand of wisdom, and much more.

Chicken Soup for the Nature Lover's Soul: Inspiring Stories of Joy, Insight and Adventure in the Great Outdoors

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Steve Zikman

From the Book Jacket: Nature is all-encompassing, an unending circle of events that touches every life on Earth. It's the rock in your flower-strewn garden. It's the first snowfall that covers that garden, leaving a downy white playground for the kids to explore. It's the pattern left in the snow by a passing doe, the same one that feasted on your blueberries last summer. Whether you are scaling a summit, camping with friends, floating peacefully along the river's edge or resting in a hammock in your own backyard, nature offers incomparable moments of exhilaration and adventure, beauty and awe, serenity and healing. Each story in Chicken Soup for the Nature Lover's Soul will provide that essential connection to nature in its many forms. As you read each piece, you'll be inspired to get out there and savor all that Mother Nature presents. You'll find that appreciating nature's splendor will soothe your sorrows, put things into much-needed perspective and add a revitalizing brilliance to your life. As author Rachel Carson revealed, "Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others. Steve Zikman is the author of The Power of Travel: A Passport to Adventure, Discovery and Growth and coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Traveler's Soul. He is also the founder of, which provides powerful tools to enrich, enhance and expand the appreciation of travel, the outdoors and the adventure of life.

Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lover's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen

This book is chock full of inspiring stories of the Ocean, the seashore, of sailing and surfing, and of the wondrous marine life that lives in its depths. Scattered throughout are stories and paintings by the famous "Whaling Wall" artist Wyland, and many of his stories. A valuable read for anyone who loves the ocean, or wants to revisit, or visit it for the first time.

Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul: Stories of Loving, Learning and Parenting

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Kimberly Kirberger Raymond Aaron

Certain to appeal to all parents-whether they are expecting or raising their first new addition, in-the-trenches veterans or empty-nesters- this delightful Chicken Soup book offers a collection of inspiring and entertaining stories that relate to the triumphs, tribulations, challenges and joys of raising a family. Chapters include: The Joys of Parenting; A Mother's Love; A Father's Love; Special Connections; Special Moments; Insights and Lessons; Overcoming Obstacles; Surviving Loss; Across The Generations; and Letting Go. With contributions from celebrity and "ordinary" parents alike, each story speaks to the range of emotions and experiences of all types of parents-single parents, foster parents, parents of adopted children, or part of a two-parent family with biological children. By sharing the personal experiences of others, this book will offer inspiration and advice to parents going through a difficult time; provide reassurance to those who worry that they're not living up to the Supermom or Superdad ideal; and share a wealth of experiences that show why being a parent is such a worthwhile and rewarding vocation. This book is a must-read for any parent or parent-to-be!

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marty Becker Carol Kline

From the Book Jacket: "If you liked James Herriot's books, you'll love Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul. " -James Wight veterinarian and son of James Herriot Are you or someone you know a pet lover? Do you talk to your pets like they're people? Do you sign your cat's name to greeting cards? Does your dog's wild "welcome home" make your day? Now there's a book written for you and anyone else who has ever been touched by the love of a pet-Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul. Like the beloved Chicken Soup series, animals speak to our souls, make us smile, and bring out our goodness, humanity and optimism. By sharing remarkable relationships between people and animals, these inspirational stories prove that oftentimes our greatest heroes, healers and teachers are furry, feathered or four-legged. With chapters on amazing animals, love, companionship and saying good-bye, each page captures the unique life- enhancing bonds between animals and people: Like a blind dog that enables sick patients to see beauty in life; a woman who opens her heart and home to a dog that nobody wants; an injured kitten that gives a disheartened woman a reason to live; and many other true-to-life tales that relate the love, loyalty and healing power of animals. Like doggie treats and catnip, no pet-loving household should be without Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, coauthors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, are joined by Marty Becker, D.V.M., and Carol Kline. Becker is the author of Becoming Your Dog's Best Friend, a featured columnist for PetLife magazine and a national spokesperson for Hallmark's Pet Love greetings line. Carol Kline is codirector of the Dog Rescue Program at the Noah's Ark Animal Foundation. She is also a professional writer, speaker, certified parenting-skills instructor and self esteem facilitator.

Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: 101 Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Patty Hansen Irene Dunlap

From remembering their own life experience or to watching their own children grow, most people recognize that the preteen years, ages nine to thirteen, can be one of the most awkward times in life-a period of tremendous physical and emotional change. At this age, youngsters are eager to leave the "kid" stage, yet are uncertain about what adolescence will bring; they'd rather listen to peers over parents, and hear all too often to "wait until you're older." Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul will guide kids through this transition. Written by and for preteens, this uplifting collection of stories touches on the emotions and situations they experience every day: making and losing friends, fitting in while keeping their personal identity, discovering the opposite sex, dealing with pressures at school including violence, and coping with family issues such as divorce. Chapters include: On Love, On Family, On Friendship, On Choices, On Changes, On Overcoming Obstacles, Eclectic Wisdom, Tough Stuff, Attitude and Perspective and Achieving Dreams. Contributors indclude: *NSYNC, Mia Hamm, Beverley Mitchell and Karl Malone. Whether first-time Chicken Soup readers or "graduates" of the bestselling Kid's Soul book, preteens are sure to include this in their backpacks and book bags.

Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit of Hope, Healing and Forgiveness

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Tom Lagana

This is a collection of 101 stories to open the heart and rekindle hope and forgiveness. It was meant for prisoners but is in great demand among the general public.

Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul: Your Personal, Portable Support Group with Stories of Healing, Hope, Love and Resilience

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Gary Seidler Peter Vegso Robert J. Ackerman Theresa Peluso

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE RECOVERING SOUL deals with such diverse subjects as eating disorders, abuse within relationships, chronic pain, and living with diabetes.

Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul: Inspirational Stories About Love and Romance

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Barbara De Angelis Mark Donnelly Chrissy Donnelly

If You Thought You Knew What Romance Was, Think Again... In a world that is often filled with turbulence, confusion and uncertainty, love is the light that guides us to joy and makes living worthwhile. Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul celebrates that magical power of love, passion and devotion, and captures the true essence of romance in a way that will touch your heart. With moving and inspiring stories from men and women sharing extraordinary emotions, this uplifting collection will help you discover romance where you've never known it to exist before. You'll feel the passion and excitement that only a new love can bring; the growth and understanding that arise from facing a challenging time together; the comfort and familiarity of having a best friend; the hope and inspiration you feel when you realize that a relationship can be rediscovered and renewed; the sweetness that can come from cherishing precious memories. Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul is the perfect way to express your love, whether you are looking for a token of affection for a new special someone, a gift for a newly wedded couple, or something that will help you and your partner rediscover the romance in your relationship. This delightful book is a must-read for anyone who believes in the magic of love. Filled with eloquence, tenderness and even laughter, its message will forever transform your idea of what romance means.

Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul Stories of Love and Inspiration for the Single, Divorced and Widowed

by Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen Marci Shimoff Jennifer Read Hawthorne

This book is chocked full of stories of experience and advice for those of us who are single, divorced, or widowed. Stories to warm your soul and make you feel proud and O.K. to be single.

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