Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Wisdom of Dads: Loving Stories about Fathers and Being a Father

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Wisdom of Dads: Loving Stories about Fathers and Being a Father


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Wisdom of Dads: Loving Stories about Fathers and Being a Father by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark

This book represents a new theme for Chicken Soup, with 101 great stories selected from our library, all focusing on the wisdom of fathers. Stories are written by sons and daughters about their fathers, and by fathers about their children.

This book features 101 stories, all focusing on the wisdom of dads. Stories are written by sons and daughters about their fathers, and by fathers relating stories about their children.

The Wisdom of Dads is a special way to pay tribute to Dad, and also a great read for all fathers and children. The stories remind us of the special bond between fathers and children and the special reverence that children hold for thier wise old dads

The first Chicken Soup for the Soul book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies.

Chicken Soup for the Soul has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.their

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935096184
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 805,620
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Amy Newmark is the Publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul.


Santa Barbara, California

Date of Birth:

August 19, 1944

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas


B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973

Table of Contents

A Special Foreword Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen xi
1 The Power of a Father's Love
1 Learning to Love Bernard "Richie" Thomassen told to Heather Black 1
2 Pray for Kyle Marty Smith 5
3 The Price of a Child Debi Stack 7
4 Play Catch with Me, Dad Tom Krause 9
5 The Promise Mel Lees 10
6 Take My Hand Mary Ann Hagen 13
7 My Father's Son Mel Donalson 16
8 Apology to a Child Ron Wutka 19
9 Can't Let Go Julie Angelo 21
10 Father's Secret Betty Stanley 23
11 Some Snowballs Don't Melt Debbie Roppolo 25
12 Peela Donna J. Gudaitis 30
2 Supportive Dads
13 My Dad Tom Krause 35
14 There Is an Oz Terri Cecil 38
15 Safe Harbors and Sailing Ships Cynthia Fonk Linda Evans Shepherd 41
16 A Sacred Part of Fatherhood Peter Balsino 43
17 Across the Pond Linda Bryant 46
18 When the World Stopped Turning Michael Punsalan 50
19 Taken for Granted Donna Pennington 54
20 Ballerina Ferne Kirshenbaum told to Bill Holton 56
21 Understanding Dad Marianne L. Vincent 60
22 Father's Day Sherry Lynn Blake Jensen Miller 63
23 Smeared Ink Amy Adair 65
3 Taking Dad's Advice
24 My Dad and Little Joe Sigrun Goodman Zatorsky 71
25 A Father's Wisdom J. Douglas Burford 74
26 The Great Candy Bar Debate Naida Grunden 80
27 Dad, I Have a Beach Ball Jeff Bohne 84
28 My Favorite Professor Brian Eule 87
29 Beyond the Breakers Gary B. Luerding 91
30 Eat Dessert First Judith Marks-White 94
31 Where's Your Notebook? John W. Stewart, Jr 98
32 Dirt Cheap Lynn Dean 101
33 Standing by His Word Rabbi Roy D. Tanenbaum 103
4 Single Fatherhood
34 Second Chance Michael Shawn 109
35 Orchids and Corned Beef Hash George M. Flynn114
36 Well Enough Joe Seldner 117
37 Rite of Passage Robert Bishop 120
38 Arms of Love Jeff Gemberling 124
39 My Dad Barbara E. C. Goodrich 126
40 Mystical, Magical Moments Rob Daugherty 129
41 Judgment Day Richard Zmuda 133
5 Treasured Moments
42 The Greatest Shot of My Life Del Madzay 139
43 The Important Test Brent L. Cobb 142
44 The Runaways Cliff Schimmels 146
45 Dad's Right Hand Lana Brookman 148
46 A Father's Love Donald Zimmermann 151
47 Butterscotch A. J. Daulerio 154
48 Across Home Plate Sharon Landeen 157
49 No More Sunday Matinees Lenny Grossman 159
50 Flashing Back Kathryn Beisner 163
51 'Twas the Night b4 Christmas Mary Marcdante 166
52 The Last Big Catch Sonia hernandez 169
53 A Dad Says Goodbye Joseph Danziger 171
54 How I Got into the Movies Gunter David 173
6 Learning from the Kids
55 Family Picture Gary Rosberg 181
56 Where Are You Paddling? George Walther 185
57 It's How You Play the Game Larry Baltz 188
58 Fishing with Robby Ferris Robinson 192
59 Rapid Rites of Passage Stefan Bechtel 194
60 The Wisdom of a Child Kevin D. Catton 199
61 My Dream House and My Boy Forrest Baird told to Linda Lawrence 202
62 Sledding Robin L. Silverman 207
7 Father Knows Best
63 The Garden Guard Tom R. Kovach 213
64 The Lesson Jean Stewart 216
65 Legacy Sue Grafton 218
66 Knowing Where to Tap Tony D'Angelo 223
67 My Father's Voice Walker Meade 225
68 What I learned at the Outhouse Races Patricia Lorenz 229
69 Marking the Trail Tim Chaney told to LeAnn Thieman 233
70 Taking Care of Things W. W. Meade 236
71 A Homecoming of a Different Sort Vicki Niebrugge 242
8 The Lighter Side
72 Once Was Enough Karri J. Watson 249
73 Nerd Day Ron Chapman 251
74 Father Knows Best Jeff Wise told to Dahlynn McKowen 252
75 In the Pink Ernie Witham 255
76 Fish Punks Rod Scott 258
77 Punch Lines Deborah Shouse 261
78 Hooking Greenbacks Ken McKowen 264
79 Our First Meeting David R. Wilkins 267
80 Fathers Are Good at Telling Tall Tales Jim Hornbeck 270
9 Fun and Games
81 Steal What? Cary McMahon 275
82 Final Season Bob Welch 276
83 Life on the Back Nine Rich Radford 280
84 Like Father, Like Son Michael Konik 285
85 Hunters' Bond Frank M. Dattilio 289
86 Fish Tacos Joseph T. Lair 294
87 The U.S. Open Bill Pelham 298
88 Boys' Day Out Robby Russell 302
89 The Last Rainbow Jim Fieberg 306
90 A Simple Plan Kenny Duncan, Sr. 309
10 Gifts and Gratitude
91 The Best Seat in the House John Morris 315
92 Some Service Eli Shoshani 319
93 My Favorite Father's Day Jerry Harpt 323
94 My Favorite Baseball Card Scott Nicholson 326
95 He Taught Me to Fly Cynthia Mercati 329
96 Bashur, the Iraqi Dog John Fenzel, Jr. 332
97 A New Coat Peter Lim 337
98 Being There Don Didio 340
99 His Father's Son Matthew E. Adams 343
100 My Sunshine Suzanne Vaughn 345
101 Home Run Alison Peters 348 More Chicken Soup for the Soul 354 Who is Jack Canfield? 359 Who is Mark Victor Hansen? 361 Who is Amy Newmark? 362 Acknowledgments 365

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Widsom of Dads: Loving Stories about Fathers and Being a Father 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dads are so unfair. They are so stubborn and they think you never do anything right! One time I had a personal experince, my dad got really mad at me because I ate upstairs and I was not sopposed to. But that was over three mounthes ago and he says he does not trust me!! So a couple of days ago I asked my mom and dad if I could buy an ipod. ( not to mention I offered to buy it with my OWN money!) You will never guess what he said...NO with a capital N because he said he doesn't trust me because I broke the rule about eating upstairs when I was told not to! That is so unfair because I said I was sorry nd that I would never do it again. And ya know what else he said? He said to not ever ask him that question until next year!! Well, I am going to ask him on January 1st if I can buy an ipod. But then on second thought, everytime my dad gets mad at me, he comes back to me and says, "Kayla, when does Daddy love ya? Do I love you when you obey? Do I love you disobey? Daddy loves ya ALL the time!" So do you know what? Just forget this whole answer. Daddys know whats best and I live my daddy VERY much :-) this book actually diserves 6 stars.