Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice 20th Anniversary Edition: The Chicken Soup for the Soul Stories that Changed Your Lives

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice 20th Anniversary Edition: The Chicken Soup for the Soul Stories that Changed Your Lives


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ISBN-13: 9781611599121
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 06/25/2013
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 247,707
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.98(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 Amy Newmark 1

Eliminate the Negative, Accentuate the Positive Georgia Shaffer 5

1 Epiphanies

Living by the Light of a Smile Sophfronia Scott 11

The Smile Hanoch McCarty 14

My Wakeup Call Susan Elizabeth Smith 17

My Epiphany Angela Sayers 19

Ask for Help J. Fullerton 25

Friends of Bill W., Please Come to the Gate… Jim C., Jr. 27

Sticks and Stones Janet N. Miracle 29

Two Little Words with a Big Impact Linda O'Connell 31

The Room Decorated with Love Jane McBride Choate 35

Entering the Thankful Zone Jeannie Lancaster 37

The Living Room Brittany Perry 40

The Play's the Thing Jayne Jaudon Ferrer 42

Joining the Family Business Megan C Hjelmstad 44

Résumé of the Heart Kathleen Swartz McQuaig 47

2 Attitude Adjustments

I Am Me and I Am Okay Annabel Sheila 53

My Declaration of Self-Esteem Virginia Satir 56

Lunch with David Emily Parke Chase 58

Lunch with Grandma Teri Balls 61

The Tipping Point Joseph P. Guerrero 64

Success-Who Can Judge? Tom Lagana 68

Fearing the Scar Aletheia D. Lee 71

Because He Loved Me Ginger LeBlanc 73

Good Morning, Grandma Marcia Rudoff 77

Mushy Face Is No Disgrace Robert Tell 80

Detours Lynne Leite 82

A Season to Be Strong Penelope Vazquez 85

An Honors Class for Remedial Dieters Sally Willard Burbank 89

The Honors Class Jennie Ivey 93

The Rescue of a Worrywart Michele Ivy Davis 97

Two Things Not to Worry About, Source Unknown 99

Moving Forward Catina Noble 100

Dancing in the Rain Jeannie Lancaster 102

3 Great Advice

Memory Lane Susan Yanguas 109

Don't Take It Personally Janey Konigsberg 113

Healthy Changes Ahead Donna Finlay Savage 123

The Tiny Waist of the Fifties Carole A. Bell 126

World Traveler Nancy B. Gibbs 131

The Window George Target 133

Lawn Chair Living James C. Magruder 135

Power Lounging Gregg Levoy 139

How I Learned to Read a Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Linda A. Lohman 144

What My Mother Gave Me Before She Died Brad Meltzer 146

A Smart Choice Sarah Winkler 151

Just One Drink Chris Laddish 153

Just One More Minute, Mommy Ritu Shannon 155

Be Careful What You Wish For Mimi Greenwood Knight 157

Messages of Love Patricia Gallegos 160

To Read When You're Alone Mike Staver 163

Chicken Soup to the Rescue Carol Commons-Brosowske 165

Valentine's Day Ambush Kathleene S. Baker 168

Losing Boomer Timothy Martin 171

When It's Time to Say Goodbye Bobbie Jensen Lippman 174

It Wasn't My Fault Maisha C. 177

It's Never Your Fault Hattie Frost 179

4 Motivation

Matters of the Mind and Heart Liz Graf 187

Follow Your Dream Jack Canfield 191

My Own Goal Board Jeanette Hurt 193

Glenna's Goal Book Glenna Salsbury 196

Treasured Time Janet N. Miracle 199

Confessions of a Morning Person Mimi Greenwood Knight 203

Redemption of a Hack Lori Phillips 206

Writing My Story Ava Pennington 209

What Saralee Said Theresa Sanders 213

Just Show Up Saralee Perel 217

Good Morning. Birdie Dominique Young 221

Cereal Killer Rebecca Hill 224

Good Enough to Eat Valerie D. Benko 228

Us a Dog's Life Ginny Dent Brant 231

The Happiness Committee Debbie Acklin 235

First Class Attitude Mandie Maass 239

5 Doing Good

Made a Difference to That One Jennie Ivey 245

One At A Time Jack Canfield Mark Victor Hansen 248

The Little Things Carol Goodman Heizer 250

It Couldn't Hurt Sandy Ezrine 253

Always a Teacher Jacquie McTaggart 256

I Am a Teacher John Wayne Schlatter 260

Knowing They Are Loved Judythe Guarnera 263

I Like Myself Now Everett Shostrum 266

Worship Together Nancy B. Gibbs 267

A Guy Named Bill Rebecca Manley Pippert 269

Really Growing Up Kevin Michael Nastu 271

Broken Wing Jim Hullihan 274

Coach Perry Michelle Duplessis Prudhomme 277

Heaven's Very Special Child John Edna Massimilla 280

The Gift of Giving Beverly F. Walker 283

Never Too Poor to Give Drema Sizemore Drudge 286

Hugging Day Rebecca Waters 289

It Can't Happen Here? Jack Canfield 292

6 Amazing Connections

I Was Prepared Tracy Fitzgerald 299

Newfound Heroes Carol Howard 302

Postcard from My Past Robert B. Robeson 304

The Postcard Rocky Bleier David Eberhart 308

The Infinite Worth of a Nickel Hana Haatainen Caye 311

The Nickel Story Hana Haatainen Caye 315

A Cherished Book Linda Kaullen Perkins 317

The Flop Artist Writer Patricia Lorenz 320

A Match Made in Heaven Annmarie B. Tait 325

Tea for Two Jerri Elders 328

Meet Our Contributors 333

Meet Our Authors 349

Thank You 351

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 352

Reading List 354

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice 20th Anniversary Edition: The Chicken Soup for the Soul Stories that Changed Your Lives 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected this book to be good. I did not expect it to be "over the top". I recognized so many of the feature stories because I am an avid Chicken Soup for the Soul reader. Truly an "ah ha" moment to read some of these revelations. I highly recommend this book to anthology fans. I think Chicken Soup has created a lot more of us!