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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School: 101 Stories of Life, Love, and Learning for Younger Teens [NOOK Book]

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With 101 stories geared just for middle schoolers, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School offers great support and inspiration for ages eleven to fourteen.

Middle school is a tough time. And this “support group in a book” is specifically geared to those younger teens -- the ones still worrying about puberty, cliques, discovering the opposite sex, and figuring out who they are. Stories cover regrets, lessons learned, love and ...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School: 101 Stories of Life, Love, and Learning for Younger Teens

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Overview

With 101 stories geared just for middle schoolers, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School offers great support and inspiration for ages eleven to fourteen.

Middle school is a tough time. And this “support group in a book” is specifically geared to those younger teens -- the ones still worrying about puberty, cliques, discovering the opposite sex, and figuring out who they are. Stories cover regrets, lessons learned, love and “like,” popularity, friendship, divorce, illness and death, embarrassing moments, bullying, and finding a passion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611591552
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 234,199
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Jack Canfield is cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.
 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:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Awesome

    This book rocks I love books that give advice like that. For a person like me who just started middle school this helps a lot of how to get through many diffrent problems. This book helped me a lot

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Great

    I love chicken soup books but this one is by far my favorite

    If u r having doubts about getting this book dont because u should just get it

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Great Sample!

    Definitely hooked me. I just have to BUY it! :)

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    I loved it , it was great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Luv

    Dis bk heped me alot

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Great!!(:

    Really good inspiring book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2011

    Hala by gracestar

    Coooolio

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    IF YOU NEED ADVICE OR HELP

    If you need advice or help we're the people to see. We can give you advice on Boyfriends/Girlfriends,Fasion,School,and so much more. So if you need some advice look up"help advice" it can be any of the results because we have an entire network of people who are ready to give you advice. See ya there. ^.^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    To hey

    What type of questions???

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    To jess or anybody who wants advice on whether or not to get this book

    Jess-
    My name is zoe and im about to start 6th grade. Some of the stories are about romance, but not too many. I totally think you should get it, along with some other chicken noodle soup books. If you need any advice, txt me at (678) 435-1650. Peace out y'all!!!!!
    -Zoe

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Awesome!!!!

    Must get! XD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    As far as i know itta not so good :( ewwwwwwwwww.....

    The other books like this usually r not very good...... oh and whoever said they r working to get this book DONT
    Advice for u get the book called Here!!!
    Hope imma not sounding mean, just throwing out my thoughts on it :)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 4, 2014

    To to anyone

    Stay with him you will make him feal bad if not

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    to anyone

    I just started dating this guy who really really really really really likes me and i kind of like him but im not sure he is cute and sweet but i dont know!!!!! HELP ME!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVED IT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Middle school love...

    Sorry its just so cute now im not in ms anymore.. need advice just ask air or airlyn I will respond asap

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Help please!

    There is this kid in my class and he is head-over-heels for me. He is cute but when I wear tight t shirts he stares at my chest for like EVER. What should I do? Ps im in fifth grade.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    HELP

    Okay, there is this cute guy in my classes. On Friday my friends dared me to kiss him in intro to middle school. Like most boys in my middle school they would say"Hell no" or "gross". But he said "sure kiss me" Before the dare i was like i am not going to kiss him! But when my friend said she will give me money for it I was like okay! So we kissed under the stair well and he held his hand to his cheek and mumbled something I told him not to tell any one about it and he said okay. ( Like i said befor the other boys in my gade will say hell no) Does this mean he likes me? Reply to Happygirl1567 or #Help ( repy as soon as you can i might ask him out!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    TO ANYONE

    IF U NEED ADVICE ASK THY ADVICE HELPER (PUT FOR THE TITLE ADVIC HELPER) I GIVE ADVICE ABOUT GF BF STYLE POPULAR MOVIES POPULAR TV SHOWS POPULAR MUSIC BULIING UP DATES ON SPORTS LIKE NFL NHL SOCER AND EVERY THING JUST ASK THY ADVICE HELPER

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Justin!

    Hey! Tell my cousin to text me or something please!

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