Chicken Soup For The Soul 20th Anniversary Edition Review
Twenty years ago, motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen had an idea that would one day revolutionize the publishing world. They wanted to publish a book filled with heartwarming, inspirational stories from the preeminent thought leaders of the day.
The concept behind the book was simple: just as chicken soup is good for the body – a book filled with timeless inspiration is good for the soul. They decided to call that book Chicken Soup For The Soul: 101 Stories To Open The Heart and Rekindle The Spirit.
There was only one problem: no one wanted to publish their book! Time and time again, they heard the same story: “Collections of short stories (don’t) sell; the stories were too “nicey-nice”, too Pollyanna, too positive, and the title….was dumb.”
Fortunately, the authors did not give up on their dream. They believed their book of inspirational stories was an idea whose time had come. Apparently, readers around the world agreed. After being rejected by 144 publishers, the original Chicken Soup For The Soul book went on to become a New York Times Bestseller, selling over 10 million copies!
And – the story didn’t end there.
At the end of the book, the authors invited readers to share their own Chicken Soup stories – and the stories started pouring in!
Now – 20 years later – Chicken Soup For The Soul has become one of the most well known and best loved book series in the world! There are more than 200 Chicken Soup titles in the series – over 100 million copies in print – with Chicken Soup books published in 54 languages worldwide!
I remember when the first Chicken Soup For The Soul book was published.
I remember buying and falling in love with the original Chicken Soup For The Soul book.
I remember the thrill of reading stories like The Rules For Being Human, Puppies For Sale, and A Legacy Of Love for the first time.
I remember the joy of sharing my favorite Chicken Soup For The Soul books with my family and friends.
Now, I’m thrilled to introduce this series – starting with The Original! Chicken Soup For The Soul 20th Anniversary Edition – to a whole new generation of readers!
It’s hard to imagine improving on a classic – but in this case, the authors have pulled it off! The Original! Chicken Soup For The Soul 20th Anniversary Edition contains all of the classic stories that 20 years of readers have grown to known and love – plus more! In addition to all of your favorite original stories, the authors have added 20 bonus stories that are destined to become new classics over the next 20 years!
The stories in this book are divided into several categories:
- On Love
- Learning To Love Yourself
- On Parenting
- On Learning
- Live Your Dream
- Overcoming Obstacles
- Eclectic Wisdom
As you look over the Contents, new material is bolded so you can easily distinguish what’s been added!
If you are new to the Chicken Soup For The Soul series of books, The Original! Chicken Soup For The Soul 20th Anniversary Edition book is the perfect place to start!
If you are familiar with the series, you will want to walk down memory lane and into the future by adding The Original! Chicken Soup For The Soul 20th Anniversary Edition to your collection!
In the Introduction to this new book, Heidi Krupp writes:
That’s what Chicken Soup for the Soul is all about: sustenance through stories that are meant to elevate us and nurture us and give us the power to live some new stories of our own. It’s a recipe for enjoying life, making the most of yourself, and sharing your discoveries with the people you care about – even if you haven’t met them yet.
There should be a place on everyone’s shelf for the Chicken Soup For The Soul 20th Anniversary Edition book!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Shelton Interactive for review purposes. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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