Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times: Stories about the Hardest Parts of Being a Teenager [NOOK Book]

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Teens love reading about these challenges, either to support themselves, or to learn more about what their friends might be experiencing. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times offer support and encouragement to any teen.

Being a teenager is difficult even under idyllic circumstances. But when bad things happen, the challenges of being a teenager can be overwhelming, leading to self-destructive behavior, eating ...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times: Stories about the Hardest Parts of Being a Teenager

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Overview

Teens love reading about these challenges, either to support themselves, or to learn more about what their friends might be experiencing. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times offer support and encouragement to any teen.

Being a teenager is difficult even under idyllic circumstances. But when bad things happen, the challenges of being a teenager can be overwhelming, leading to self-destructive behavior, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other challenges. In addition, many teens are faced with illness, car accidents, loss of loved ones, divorces, or other upheavals. These 101 stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library describe the toughest teenage challenges and how to overcome them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611591569
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 340,471
  • File size: 6 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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Yo gabba

    Awesome book love all other chicken soup books

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Question

    Im not a teen but im still a preteen. Do ou guys think i should still at least get the sample of the book?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Junior

    That's a great book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    CLICK HERE I GOT A QUESTION

    If u clic archive does it delete the book from ever being purchesed and have no record of it or does it jst delete it off your nook
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    Posted April 10, 2013

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    Posted February 10, 2013

    Stacy

    Kaitlyn, just smile when you feel like dying. (Not the book just some advice)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    I hope

    I hope the 15 year old girl who wrote her phone number didnt die or anything il report it so she wont

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    To the girl who cuts

    Listen. I feel bad for you but yet I dont see how it helps any. Why would you do that? Are you depressed? If you are the easy thing to do would be to not cut your self and forget about whatever it is that is making you cut yourself. I get depressed too. I could never cut myself though.

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    Posted November 26, 2012

    To the person who ppsted the one before this oone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ok i dont know why you did that your putting yourself out there you are to young to even have sex and that shows insecurity and look ibdont know what ypu have been through but dontbdo that cause even though you think thats a good way to get guys attention it is but there is some guys that dont want girls to do that and you could get raped or kidnapped or killed you never know but pleaae dont do that im begging cause alot of stuff could happen and its not good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    Look i hav cut myself since i was in 7 grade

    Help plz recently somone told the principle that i had been cutting but i hav been doing it since the 7 grade an no1 seemed to notice let along care so i prety much said screw my life i write prety bad dark poetry wich tends to scare ppl half to death wen they read it an i dont wana scare ppl i want help from them tha

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    Posted September 28, 2012

    Mike

    Hello.- Mike

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    Posted August 1, 2012

    Hi

    I am single

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    Posted April 30, 2012

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