Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade: 101 Positive, Practical, and Powerful Stories about Making the Best of a Bad Situation

Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade: 101 Positive, Practical, and Powerful Stories about Making the Best of a Bad Situation


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade will inspire, encourage, and motivate you to turn any sour situation into a better one with its 101 personal stories from others who turned a negative into something positive.

When life hands you lemons... make lemonade! This collection is full of inspiring true stories from others who did just that, and will help you make the best of any bad situation. You will find inspiration, encouragement, and guidance on turning what seemed like a negative into something positive in these 101 sweet stories of success!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599145
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 300,669
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 8.32(h) x 1.11(d)

About 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.


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

Introduction 1

1 From Victim to Victory

1 No Food for Alligators Cindy Charlton 7

2 Rescuing Myself Margaret Nava 11

3 Jane Doe No More Donna Palomba 14

4 The Return of My Son Tammy Ruggles 18

5 Making the Change Elaine Cartwright 22

6 Abandoning Anger Karen R. Hessen 24

7 Learning to Fly Lorraine Cannistra 28

8 New Vision Tope Songonuga 31

9 All's Well That… You Know Jayne Thurber-Smith 34

10 From Abandoned to Attorney Jill Haymaker 36

2 From Rat Race to Relationships

11 We Make Our Own Choices Donald Quinn Dillon 43

12 The Gift of Limitations Marijo Herndon 47

13 Riding Out the Storm Mimi Greenwood Knight 50

14 Those Were the Days Nancy B. Gibbs 53

15 The Gift of a Lifetime Greg Woodburn 55

16 Changing Gears Maryanne Curran 59

17 Rattled Jo Eager 61

18 Working for Peanuts Sally Anne L. Ness 65

19 Press Start Renee Beauregard Lute 69

3 From Pausing to Pursuing

20 Who Would Have Thought? Max Elliot Anderson 75

21 A Year to Live Esther McNeil Griffin 79

22 Rediscovering Love and Balance Dallas Woodburn 81

23 Arising from the Ashes W. Bradford Swift 85

24 Target Practice M. Binion 88

25 The Side Effects of Cancer Florence Strang 90

26 The Phone Call Mary Hansen 93

27 Second Chances Connie K. Pombo 96

28 Overall Attire Jeanne Blandford 100

29 Failing Up Rebecca Hill 104

4 From Adversity to Acceptance

30 The Truth that Healed Me Rita Hancock 111

31 Breaking Bald Alicia Bertine 115

32 A Lifetime of Stuttering Jody Fuller 119

33 Why Me? Marcia Rudoff 122

34 My New Job Margaret Luebs 125

35 The Negative Positive Miranda P. Koerner 129

36 Fighting Back Debbie Acklin 133

37 Teamwork Judith Fitzsimmons 136

38 The Fruitful Life Marilyn Zapata 139

39 Adventures in Staying Ann Kronwald 142

40 Death Benefits Robert J. Brake 146

5 From Problem to Purpose

41 Big Dreams Jennifer Arnold 153

42 Lost and Lonely Stacey Ritz 157

43 Frequent Survivor Tom Lagana 160

44 Public Assistance Nancy Gilliam 165

45 Growth Through Giving Kessie Kaltsounis 168

46 Zeal for Teal Glynis M. Belec 171

47 Fire, Fire, Fire Karen Ekstrom 174

48 A Dance with Destiny Christopher Charles McDaniel 178

49 Stewie to the Rescue Harris Bloom 181

50 Going to Full Lengths Linda Lohman 185

51 The Adventures of a Middle-Aged College Student Paul George 188

6 From Sickness to Success

52 I Own It Kate White 195

53 A Joyful Life Gloria Hander Lyons 199

54 Heart Surgery Ken Freebairn 202

55 Your Marriage Is Killing You Tina O'Reilly 205

56 The Unwanted Guest Loretta Schoen 208

57 Broken Heart Lisa M. Wolfe 212

58 The Choice Amy E. Zajac 214

59 One Tough Chick Emily Raymond 218

60 The Hat Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow 222

7 From Heartbreak to Healing

61 Wisdom at the Water's Edge Barbara A. Davey 229

62 Refurbished Me Melissa Wootan 234

63 A Boulder in My Path Joelle Jarvis 238

64 Let It Go Diane Stark 241

65 Taking Life Back Jess Forte 244

66 Hello, My Name Is Claire and I'm an Alcoholic Claire Fullerton 247

67 Loving Liam Mary Hickey 250

68 Getting My Bling Back Linda C. Defew 255

69 An Unexpected Blessing Julie Cole 259

70 No Longer the Ugly Stepmother Deb Haggerty 262

71 Two Again Ruth Smith 267

72 Simple Words Carol E. Ayer 270

8 From Bleak to Blessings

73 Love Lids Susan Fan Fahncke 275

74 Embracing My Life Just the Way It Is A.M. Miller 280

75 A Turkey of a Thanksgiving A.J. Cattapan 284

76 There All Along D'ette Corona 288

77 My Rocky Road to Menopause Kay Thomann 290

78 Joy in Service Nicole Hone Webster 293

79 Hope from the Ashes Susan Lugli 295

80 My Father's Gifts Harriet Cooper 298

81 Family Ties Nancy Peacock 302

82 Already Blessed William Hogg 306

83 Push in the Write Direction Teresa Ambord 309

84 A Mom's Blessing Maureen T. Cotter 312

9 From Apprehension to Appreciation

85 The Truck Olivia Mitchell 319

86 The Right Move Rita Bosel 321

87 Just for You, Teacher Carolyn Bennett Fraiser 325

88 Sudden Clarity Briony Jenkins 329

89 Beth's Prom Deana J. Scott 332

90 Positive Maitland Mullen 336

91 From Worker to Owner Caroline Sealey 339

92 Rebuilding Robyn Rae Ireland 342

93 The Bonus Child Jewell Johnson 346

94 Hidden Treasure Finder Lyme Leite 349

10 From Fear to Faith

95 Two Sides of the Coin Bernadette Fleming 357

96 Remembering My Passion Stephanie Welcher Thompson 359

97 Four Weeks Without Pay Carol Goodman Heizer 364

98 The Spider that Saved My Life Melanie Adams Hardy 368

99 Victorious Val Vallory Jones 371

100 Sticking Together Arlene Rains Graber 374

101 The Buck Stops Here Minister Mary Edwards 377

Meet Our Contributors 383

Meet Our Authors 400

Thank You 402

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 403

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have over 140 Chicken Soup books in my collection. Some are just better than others. This is ONE of them. Overcoming hurdles is something we all want to achieve. Sometimes we just don't know quite how to do it. This book contains a lot of ideas and even some trailblazing to show how it has all been done. All Chicken Soup books are inspirational. This has that extra dash. It sure would be nice if they gave us more than 101 stories though.
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A living castle that has a mind of its own, capable of amazing things. People are walking along the battlements and in the courtyard, busy with day to day chores.
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She walks in.
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FU<_>CK MEH NOW!!!!!!" The na<_>ked girl danced inside. - Neah
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