Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chicken Soup for the Soul- Tough Times, Tough People Review/Giveaway


History of Chicken Soup for the Soul:

Internationally known speakers Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield knew the power of a good story long before Chicken Soup for the Soul was published. Each had built their speaking careers by telling inspirational, motivational and uplifting stories that their audiences could use to discover, experience and retain key concepts and approaches. After years of continuous audience requests that they put their stories into book form, Hansen & Canfield finally agreed. Rather than focusing only on their stories, they decided to reach out to others and seek contributions of powerful tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. After rounding up the 101 most inspirational submissions, they were left with an untitled book they both knew had the potential to make quite an impact.


My thoughts:

I have always loved the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series The stories are always uplifting and some are very inspiring. When I was given the chance to be on the review team for this series I was very happy. The book that was sent this month is Tough Times, Tough People

About the book:

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People will encourage, inspire, and support you through all types of difficult situations, whether financial, health-related, family or personal issues. Read 101 personal stories from real people about meeting challenges:

downsizing and enjoying a simpler life
finding the sliver lining in layoffs and other economic troubles
living with illness and disability
surviving natural disasters
grief and healing
the value of family and friends.
and 10 bonus stories about using faith to pull us through.

Buy it

You can order the Chicken Soup for the Soul books here.

Win It

Two (2) lucky readers will be able to win a copy of the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People.

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Leave a comment on why you like the Chicken Soup books.

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The contest will run until 11:59 on July 31, 2009. This contest is open to US. mailing addresses only. 2 winners will be chosen on August 1, 2009 using Random.org. The 2 winners will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

34 comments:

  1. Now, this sounds like a great book. Especially in these times. Good find!

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  2. Oh there's a new one? Damn. I'm so out of the loop on books lately. I'll have to check this one out.

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  3. Chicken soup books are always uplifting.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

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  4. I follow.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. CSFTS stories are always honest, true, and heart-felt.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  6. I am an e-mail subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. Thanks for following my blog I appreciate it!!
    I'm following you back and also requested you on twitter...

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    Have a great day!!

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  8. i love how they have a chicken soup book for just about anyone :)

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  9. I like these books because they are very inspirational and does teach you a thing or two.

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  10. I have been reading the Chicken Soup books for a LONG time. The stories are always uplifting and I always find a message just for me when I need it.

    Thanks for the chance to win and nice to meet you!

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  11. They always have such positive stories that make me smile. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  12. I love how these books have grown from the general chicken soup book, to specific themes. They are inspirational and make me laugh and cry and want to be the best I can be.

    This book, specifically, would be a great one for my brother, whose wife committed suicide three years ago, and he is having such a hard time. It really sucks. If I don't end up a winner, this is one I will probably buy for him anyway.

    Thanks for posting about it!

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  13. Their books are always positive and bring a little glimmer of hope to someone that's down.

    I could really use this book right now.

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  14. I'm now networked with your blog thru facebook

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  15. I love the real life storys in them and my mother loves them I always get mine from her ( maybe ill beable to give her one )

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  16. I love the series because each story is short, so it doesn't take a lot of time to get some inspiration. That's important with my two little ones!

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  17. I love how inspirational these stories are. They can make you feel better no matter what's going on.

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  18. They're the perfect books to have for guests. They're short stories and they're perfect for all people, so I keep them in my guest room for when people stay over.

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  19. I like these books because they're true stories. I like reading about real people in their everyday lives.

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  20. The thing I like most about these books is that they make really great gifts. My mother really loves these books and there are tons of them so I can find a new one all the time.

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  21. I like that there are books for every occasion in this series. No matter what your situation there is always something there for you to find for your situation.

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  22. The thing I like most about these books is that they're really geared towards women. They're very female oriented and empowering.

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  23. I seem to have one of those lives that just when you feel everything is going to be ok…….something else happens that you need to get through.
    I’ve had many people tell me I should write a book actually.This would be great to read!

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