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Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition: All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years 20th Anniversary ed. Edition

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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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul; 20th Anniversary ed. edition (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161159913X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611599138
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I have been a fan of this uplifting series since i was about 7 or 8 years old. I would always read my Mom's copies of these books, even if they didn't pertain to me specifically. For example, i really enjoyed "Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul", even though I was probably only 11 at the time and most definitely not a mother yet, but I would read them anyway because their stories always touched me and inspired me. Once I got a library card, I would check out every "Chicken Soup" book I could find. Many of these stories have stayed with me and come to me at random times. I have been reading these books now for over 15 years and they never disappoint me. Now that I am a mother, I appreciate even more all the short little stories because even if I do not have an hour to read, I can sit while my babies are napping and get in a small story or two when I need a pick-me-up or just have some time to spare. This book did definitely not disappoint! I remembered some of the stories from before and also loved all the new ones added. I will definitely be buying this book for family and friends to give out as gifts this year!

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In exchange for an honest review, I was provided a complementary digital copy of this book.
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I have been a fan of Chicken Soup for the Soul for a long time and it all started with this book. I was excited to hear that they were bringing this back with 20 more stories and was even more excited to share this book with my kids. You see I was given this back in high school as a graduation gift and the stories were definitely inspiring and ones that I thought really were motivational in many cases.

This version, as I mentioned, brings back the original stories but also brings back 20 more, and in reading them to my girls I know that they did not understand everything, but their eyes did light up on a number of them.

This is definitely a book that will lift you up and inspire you and the through many touching stories you are provided both inspirational and motivational tales that will tell you their stories and through these stories you learn more about yourself.

*I received a copy for review - all opinions are my own*
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This is a book full of inspirational stories, centering for the most part on keeping or developing a positive attitude, perseverance and paying it forward. This book contains all the stories from the original publication, plus 20 “bonus” stories. Each story is around 2-5 pages in length, and I think they are best consumed one or two at a time, instead of all in one sitting. It would be a good book to read over the course of a year, reading one story a day. By the end of the book I found the common themes in the stories a little repetitive and almost hyper-optimistic, but they were worthwhile themes. I particularly enjoyed the stories of people who did crazy little things to brighten another’s day, hoping they would pay it forward. Nice collection that manages to be inspirational without being particularly religious.
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This book writes about real-life stories that happened to people. Some are romantic, some funny, and others just make you feel good. They really help you feel more positive if you're having a bad day. Reading something good that happened to someone helps you put things in perspective and forget about your problems for a little while. It is somewhat religious and spiritual, and talks about love and prayer, so if you're not a religious person you might not like it.
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I have only been enjoying Chicken Soup for the Soul for about the past 10 years, but those who want to know how it all began they have re-released the original book from 20 years ago with a little something new as well.

The book allows us to not only enjoy the original stories from the first inspirational book but gives us a nice commentary from Jack Canfield on how the series original began, what the hope was and where it is today. Definitely great for those of us who didn't know the history. Along with Jack's words are bonus stories that give you an amazing look at the world and what is possible through it.

One of the ones that struck me from the bonus stories was from the series Publisher and Editor-In-Chief Amy Newmark. She takes us into the two words that she avoids, and shows us how by not living a life of regret we are able to look at life in a totally different way.

Other new stories by Dr. Oz, Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins and don Miguel Ruiz are also included, but the other account that stuck with me after reading the book was by Tory Johnson. She shares in her story how she had become comfortable in her success at her place of employment until all that she knew was taken away. After taking stock of her situation and her life she realized the real power in embracing the power she has been given and keeping her destiny within her own hands.

There really is something in this book for everyone, and whether you are just discovering the series or been a fan for some time you can't help but find this book to be a valuable resource.
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This is a Chicken Soup book that is really perfect for anyone. The stories include everything from love to parenting to learning something new to overcoming obstacles in life. The stories are only 2-3 pages each so they are perfect for reaching whenever you need to escape into a book. As a busy mom of three I love that I can read a story whenever I have a few free minutes and not feel like I am lost in the book. The stories made me laugh, cry, and just soak them in. It is a great book to read too because it includes all the favorite original Chicken Soup stories, so you know they are all good.

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