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Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family: 101 Incredible Stories about Our Funny, Quirky, Lovable & "Dysfunctional" Families Paperback – October 20, 2009
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About the Author
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Susan M. Heim is a long-time editor of parenting and family-oriented books.
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Top Customer Reviews
I write this not because the book needs a positive review, although it is an excellent book with a wide variety of moving and powerful stories. I write it because I want potential readers to know that the cover promotion, in my opinion, is not the best description of what is inside. The cover states, "101 Incredible Stories about Our Funny, Quirky, Lovable & 'Dysfunctional' Families."
There are funny, quirky, lovable stories about families, but the majority are about survival, growth, redemption, fortitude, compassion, and kindness. They give insights into the amazing resiliency of the American family. The word "Dysfunctional", even with quotation marks around it, detracts from what most of the storytellers are trying to achieve: sharing with readers the pain, the beauty, and the love within their gloriously diverse families.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family is a fun read, and well worth the purchase price.
The newest Chicken Soup for the Soul book is called "All in the Family." It has 101 incredible stories about family moments that will make you laugh, some of them I dropped the book I was laughing so hard. It is basically a book that I am sure we could all write and have experienced, but it is nice to see it happens in other families! I thought I was the only one with a Crazy Aunt?
I haven't read the whole book yet, but the stories I have read have been great. My favorite story is "Merry Christmas, I broke into your house!" Yeah the stories are that good, think America's Funniest Home Videos meets a book! The stories really are though short (about 3-4 pages each) and sweet and really make you appreciate your own family no matter how crazy they are! Oh and best of all is that the stories are organized into chapters including: Eccentrics Are Us, In-Laws and Outlaws, Family Vacations and Reunions, Forgiveness, Thanks for the Memories, Putting the Fun in Dysfunctional, Family Secrets, Happy Horrible Holidays, Reunited, Brothers and Sisters, and Parents and Kids.
This is a compilation to read during the Holidays, and you will laugh, cry, and hug the ones you love a little closer after reading these heartwarming, touching stories.
The best "Chicken Soup" book yet--highly recommend it!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautifully written with so many great stories. You can skip around in the book and read different stories if you want. Read morePublished 13 months ago by C. Bizon
Some good stories, others not so interesting. Used for reading to seniors. Some stories aren't relevant to this group.
As always, fast shipping.
Just got this book as well and have not read it but did get it in a timely manner and everything was fine with my purchase!Published 23 months ago by Lisa Alix
Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family: 101 Incredible Stories by Jack Canfield was the worst edition of Chicken Soup we've read so far. Read morePublished on February 20, 2013 by Master's Program ECU Student.
5 star for this is a very good book for it is good.
yes, I would tell you to buy
Story vignettes are like hors d'oeuvres. They pique your interest, but they're not very filling. The anecdotes found in Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family are palatable... Read morePublished on March 23, 2010 by A Happy Reader