Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life!: 101 Inspirational Stories about Fun, Family, and Wedded Bliss [NOOK Book]

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life! will inspire and delight readers with its entertaining and heartwarming stories about fun, family, and wedded bliss.

Marriage is a wonderful institution, and in this fresh collection of stories, husbands and wives share their personal, funny, and quirky stories from the trenches. Whether newly married or married for years and years, readers will find laughter and ...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life!: 101 Inspirational Stories about Fun, Family, and Wedded Bliss

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Overview

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life! will inspire and delight readers with its entertaining and heartwarming stories about fun, family, and wedded bliss.

Marriage is a wonderful institution, and in this fresh collection of stories, husbands and wives share their personal, funny, and quirky stories from the trenches. Whether newly married or married for years and years, readers will find laughter and inspiration in these 101 stories of love, romance, fun, and making it work.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611592047
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 134,542
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet 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.
Jack Canfield is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

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:

Table of Contents

1 How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You

1 Thanks for the Flowers Zoanne Wilkie 1

2 The Gold Ring Club Dana Martin 4

3 A Different Story Gina Farella Howley 7

4 The Day I Ran Away from Home Dayle Allen Shockley 11

5 Oops Lynn Worley Kuntz 15

6 He Listened Kristen Clark 17

7 Happy Anniversary Melissa Face 19

8 Diamond in the Rough Christine Mikalson 22

9 My Husband's Hands Diane Wilson 24

10 Are You Happy? Karla Brown 26

2 Have I Told You Lately that I Love You

11 My Hero D'ette Corona 33

12 The Wedding Band Barbra Yardley 36

13 There's Always Pie Laura J. Davis 39

14 The Nine O'clock Rule Shawnelle Eliasen 41

15 Virginia Beach Is the Limit Jayne Thurber-Smith 44

16 The True Gift of Love Andrea Peebles 47

17 Our Second First Date Katherine Ladny Mitchell 50

18 The Teamwork of Marriage Dayle Allen Shockley 53

19 A Steamy Romance Stefanie Wass 56

20 The Grandpa Who Became a Daddy Patricia Lorenz 60

21 Private Displays of Affection Melissa Face 64

3 Because You Loved Me

22 Loopy Love Kara Johnson 71

23 My Long-Suffering Co-Pilot Alan Williamson 74

24 He Knows Me Well Theresa Woltanski 78

25 Mamas Don't Get Sick Mimi Greenwood Knight 81

26 My Nights in a Tent Kristine Byron 84

27 Along Came Leonard Marcia Rudoff 87

28 Bright and Shiny Lisa Peters 91

29 Incompatible Phyllis W. Zeno 93

30 Reforming a Road Runner John Crawford 97

4 Why Do Fools Fall in Love

31 Critical Condition Gary Rubinstein 103

32 The Matchmaker Lisa Leshaw 107

33 The Perfect Pair of Sunglasses Darlene Sneden 112

34 The Lottery Robert Campbell 115

35 Sneaking Up On Commitment W. Bradford Swift 118

36 Taking His Measure Tsgoyna Tanzman 121

37 First in Line Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow 124

38 The Door Bell Barbara Lomonaco 126

39 A Couch for Two Ferida Wolff 130

40 Perfect Ernie Witham 135

41 The Long Way Around Carine Nadel 138

42 Newlywed Lock Out Brenda Redmond 140

5 What's Love Got to Do with It

43 Hats Off to Romance! Terrie Todd 147

44 Neither Rain Nor Snow Lynn Worley Kuntz 149

45 Roving Eye Rita Lussier 151

46 Pantless in Puerto Rico John Forrest 155

47 Put On Something Else Cindy D'Ambroso Argiento 159

48 A Weekend of Freedom Timothy Martin 161

49 Order Gretchen Houser 164

50 Those Doggone Socks Annmarie B. Tait 167

51 Sweet Discovery Kathleen Swartz McQuaig 171

52 It's Really the Thought that Counts Becky Tidberg 173

6 Love Will Keep Us Together

53 The Fan Pam Bailes 179

54 Sweeping with the Enemy Cathi LaMarche 183

55 The Proofreader Cathy C. Hall 188

56 Giving and Taking Gloria Hander Lyons 191

57 Hearts and Hurricanes Priscilla Dann-Courtney 194

58 Sweet Thereafter Billie Criswell 197

59 It's Not There Patt Hollinger Pickett 200

60 The Sign Solution Cathy C. Hall 202

61 Little Black Book Shawnelle Eliasen 205

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Chicken soup

    Great stories to read and good advise also!

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    Posted March 19, 2013

    Chicken Soup for Marriage

    Chicken Soup for the married life

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