Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms [NOOK Book]

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Because “a picture is worth a thousand words,” Chicken Soup for the Souloffers this very special book that takes a humorous look at motherhood from the perspective of internationally syndicated and award-winning cartoonist John McPherson. So much of the joys and frustrations of motherhood cannot be adequately expressed in words, and that’s where this book fills the bill. A departure from all other books in the Chicken Soup for the Soulseries, this collection is 100 percent cartoons and guaranteed to make every ...
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Overview

Because “a picture is worth a thousand words,” Chicken Soup for the Souloffers this very special book that takes a humorous look at motherhood from the perspective of internationally syndicated and award-winning cartoonist John McPherson. So much of the joys and frustrations of motherhood cannot be adequately expressed in words, and that’s where this book fills the bill. A departure from all other books in the Chicken Soup for the Soulseries, this collection is 100 percent cartoons and guaranteed to make every mom laugh out loud. This mirth-filled gem depicts everything from pregnancy to empty nest and all points in between, in a tribute to motherhood that is filled with as much laughter as love. Every mother will enjoy the 200 John McPherson original cartoons that fill these pages, and wherever she may be on the journey of motherhood, this book will strike a chord, elicit a smile, and bring forth a laugh.Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms, like the perennial bestseller Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, is destined to become the series’ next blockbuster!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453276921
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 466,310
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. They are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others. John McPherson is the creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip, Close to Home, appearing in more than 700 newspapers throughout the world. John has published thirteen book collections of his work, has an award-winning line of greeting cards with Recycled Paper Products, and various other licensed products. In addition to cartooning, John has an active speaking career, which allows him to entertain audiences with humorous revelations on the life of a syndicated cartoonist. 
Jack Canfield is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He is a professional speaker who has dedicated his life to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.
Mark Victor Hansen is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He is a professional speaker who has dedicated his life to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.

Biography

While Jack Canfield himself may not necessarily be a household name, it's very likely that you have heard of his famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series and nearly as likely that you have at least one of them sitting on your very own bookshelf! Having got his start as an inspirational speaker, Canfield's own story is nothing less than inspirational.

Jack Canfield had been traveling around delivering key note speeches and organizing workshops to help audiences build their self-esteem and maximize their potential when he had an in-flight brainstorm that changed his life. While flying home from a gig, Canfield realized that the very same advice he had been delivering during his in-person addresses could potentially form the basis of a book. Canfield used inspirational stories he'd gleaned over the years as the basis of his speeches, and he thought it would be a terrific idea to gather together 101 inspirational stories and anthologize them in a single volume. Upon returning home, Canfield approached friend and author Mark Victor Hansen about his concept. Hansen agreed it was a great idea, and the two men set about finding a publisher. Believe it or not, the mega-selling series was not an easy sell to publishers. "We were rejected by 123 publishers all told," Canfield told Shareguide.com. "The first time we went to New York, we visited with about a dozen publishers in a two day period with our agent, and nobody wanted it. They all said it was a stupid title, that nobody bought collections of short stories, that there was no edge -- no sex, no violence. Why would anyone read it?"

Canfield wisely practiced what he preached -- and persisted. Ultimately, he and Hansen sold the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book to a small press based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, called Health Communications. The rest, as they say, is history. There are currently 80 million copies of the Chicken Soup books in print, with subjects as varied as Chicken Soup For the Horse Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup For the Prisoner's Soul. Canfield and Hansen ranked as the top-selling authors of 1997 and are multiple New York Times bestsellers. Most important of all, the inspirational stories they have gathered in their many volumes have improved the lives of countless readers.

This year, expect to see Canfield's name gracing the covers of such titles as Chicken Soup For the Scrapbooker's Soul, Chicken Soup For the Mother and Son Soul, and Chicken Soup For the African American Woman's Soul. He and Hansen have also launched the all-new "Healthy Living" series and 8 titles in that series have already been released this year. There is also the fascinating You've GOT to Read This Book!, in which Canfield compiles personal accounts by 55 people each discussing a book that has changed his or her life. The most compelling of these may be the story of young entrepreneur Farrah Gray, who read Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success at the age of 11 and made his first million dollars at the age of 14!

With no sign of slowing down, Canfield continues to be an inspiration to millions, who fortunately refused to give up when it seemed as though he would never even get his first book published. "Mark and I are big believers in perseverance," he said. "If you have a vision and a life purpose, and you believe in it, then you do not let external events tell you what is so. You follow your internal guidance and follow your bliss, as Joseph Campbell used to say."

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Canfield is the founder of two California based self-esteem programs, "Self-Esteem Seminars" in Santa Barbara and "The Foundation For Self Esteem" in Culver City.

Writing the first Chicken Soup book was a lot more daunting than Canfield expected. After the first three years of research, he and Mark Victor Hansen had only compiled 68 stories -- 33 tales shy of their goal of 101 stories.

Along with co-writing dozens of full-length books, Canfield also publishes a free biweekly newsletter called Success Strategies.

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Canfield:

"My inspiration for writing comes from my passion for teaching others how to live more effective lives. I started out as a history teacher in an all-black inner city high school in Chicago, graduated to a teacher trainer, then psychotherapist, then trainer of therapists, then large group transformational trainer and then a writer and keynote speaker. All along the way, my desire was to make a difference, to help people live more fulfilling lives. That is what I still do today. Most people don't know this but I was not a good writer in college. I got a C in composition. Nobody would have ever believed I would grow up to be a bestselling author."

"I play guitar, and I am learning to play the piano. I love movies and some TV shows. My favorites are Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, House and Lost. I love to play Scrabble, poker and backgammon with my in-laws, nieces and nephews. We really get into it. I love to travel. I have been to 25 countries and try to add two or three new ones every year."

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Barbara, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 19, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Worth, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
    2. Website:

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Introduction

In today's high-pressured, fast-paced and hectic world, comedy and humor can help us step out of the routine of our daily lives, laugh at ourselves and our foibles, gain new perspective, and return to the challenges with a renewed sense of lightness and joy.

No role is more important in life than that of a mother. At the same time, no role demands more from an individual than the role of mother in today's world. Called upon to be nurturer, cook, counselor, mediator, advocate, chauffeur, nurse—and often the sole provider—the stresses are great, the challenges are strenuous, and the demands are never-ending. But, in the long run, the rewards are both immeasurable and enduring.

We hope that this lighthearted look at the lives of mothers—from conception, through the toddler and high-school years, to dealing with empty-nest syndrome—will provide you with many laughs, chuckles and smiles. Take a moment, step back and see the humor inherent in the demands of everyday life. Most importantly, remember not to take it all too seriously!

This collection of cartoons is a new venture for us at Chicken Soup for the Soul. We are excited to be teaming up with John McPherson, whose Close to Home cartoons have added humor to a number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles over the years.

©2007. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street , Deerfield Beach , FL 33442.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
1. In the Beginning 1
2. Baby, Oh Baby 23
3. Tales from Toddlerhood 43
4. Child Care and Baby-Sitting 71
5. 24/7 87
6. The Wonderful World of Parenting 107
7. Married with Children 133
8. The Teenage Years 159
9. Proud Parents 185
10. Creative Parenting 203
Supporting Others 245
Who Is Jack Canfield? 246
Who Is Mark Victor Hansen? 247
Who Is John McPherson? 248
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    Good book!

    This book was really good i was rolling on the floor i was laughing so much. You should most definatly buy this book.

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