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Two of America's best-loved inspirational speakers share the very best of their collected stories and favorite tales that have touched the hearts of people everywhere. Canfield and Hansen bring you wit and wisdom, hope and empowerment to buoy you through life's dark moments....

Title : Chicken Soup for the Soul
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ISBN : 9781558749207
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Number of Pages : 428 Pages
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Reviews

  • mark monday
    2019-03-31 19:44

    ¡REVIEW #500!one fine summer day, young mark monday - aged 4 or 5 - was tooling around the neighborhood on his Big Wheel. he was a happy lad and liked to make others around him feel happy too. this outlook soon saw its first challenge when he wheeled up to his friend Tommy - who looked miserable and had clearly been crying."What's the matter, Tommy?""Dad's going away!"young mark monday was a military brat and so was Tommy, so mark knew exactly how he felt. he had felt the same way, many times. but he hated seeing his friend Tommy looking so upset. he thought for a moment, and as his thoughts tended to do, they moved towards his favorite shows, Sesame Street and Electric Company. what happened when kids had problems on those shows, problems that they didn't know how to solve? why, they sang about them! and then the problems just didn't seem so big anymore. and so young mark sang."Don't be sa-ad, Tommy! Just be gla-ad, Tommy! The sun is bright,Let your heart take --"mark was silenced when Tommy suddenly picked up a rock and smashed it right into his face. then Tommy ran off. mark sat there stunned... then slowly rode his Big Wheel home, crying and bleeding. from that day on, he knew the dangers of trying to turn a frown upside down.

  • مصطفي سليمان
    2019-03-31 01:56

    احسن طريقة للتنمية البشريةبدل الكلام المريب بتاع النور ف اخر النفقوان جواك طاقة وانت بس مش واخد بالك منهاوالدينا الخ الخالقصصتحكي قصة او تقراء قصص لناسعلشان تعرف انك علي الاقل مش لوحدكو ان فيه ناس مرت باللي انت مريت بيهوانك مش ملبوس ولا شئاحبه احبه هذا الكتاب

  • Heba
    2019-04-02 23:41

    نحن نرسم لأنفسنا صورة خارجية تمتزج فيها مكانتنا الاجتماعية والشهادات الدراسية التى حصلنا عليها وقد نكتسب ملامح واجمة مثقلة بمشاق الحياة لتبدو صورة مشوهة تخفي الشيء الكامن في دواخلنا ..إنه فطرتنا السليمة التي تود لو تطفو على السطح لتمحو تلك الصورة الضبابية وتبدي حقيقة ذواتنا ماذا لو ارتسمت ابتسامة ودودة على وجوهنا لوثبت قافزة على كل وجه نلتقيه ..اليست تلك الفجوة التى تفصلنا عن الآخرين سرعان ما ستختفي ؟...لربما ظننا عندئذ ان انسانيتنا قد حققت انتصاراً هزيلاً امام مادية العالم الطاغية ولكن قد نشكل فارقاً في حياة الآخرين تلك الابتسامة قد تكسر بها عزلة جليدية كان صاحبها حبيسها منذ زمن طويل ..جميعنا يتشبث بالحياة وننتظر ما يُمكننا من هزيمة هذا العالم البائسلطالما تساءلت رغم بؤسه إلا انه قادر على هزيمتنا بصورة متوالية ولا يمكننا ان نحول دون ضرباته القاسية إلا بالعودة لانسانيتناوكم نحن بحاجة لأبوة تعرف كيف تقول لأبنائها كم نحبكم وإنه مهما سيكون عليه الامر سيكونون هناك من اجلهملا يتقنون الغياب والاحاديث المبتورة وتجاهل الكلمات التى يخنقها الصمت .. نحن بحاجة لمعلمين يأخذوا بأيدينا لحب الذات وتقبلها وكيف يمكننا مواجهة الحياة بمزيد من الحكمة التى يمكن ان نأخذها من أحاديثهم وتشجيعهم ومساندتهموأخيراً ...معترك الحياة قاس وعنيف ولن يمكن لأى منا مواجهته دون مساعدة الآخرين مهما بذل من جهد وتمتع بالذكاء في النهاية لن تفوز وانت وحيداً

  • Leftbanker
    2019-04-06 23:55

    The best part about trashing this stupid book is that there is no such thing as a soul and if you disagree with me I suggest that you take flying lessons (don't bother with the bit about landings) and fly a plane into your computer right into my review of this book. That'll learn me!The Goodreads blurb for this book describes the authors as, “Two of America's best-loved inspirational speakers.” Other famous inspirational speakers: Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Dale Carnegie, Jim Jones, Tony Robbins, Richard Simmons, and Reverend Lovejoy from the Simpsons, to name only a few. Not very good company to keep. Let's just consider that word for a moment. Inspire: to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural. Do you really want to be guided or influenced by these two hucksters? Life doesn't come with instructions; so why do so many people look for them in this sort of childish pabulum? There are no easy answers. You just have to take bits and pieces of the wisdom handed down to us through the centuries and cobble some meaning together on your own. I have news for you: none of this wisdom is to be found in the self-help aisle at Barnes and Nobles, and there is certainly none to be found in this collection of fortune cookie aphorisms. Instead of wasting your time with this garbage, read something that will give you some true understanding of human existence. I'll bet that most people who rated this five stars don't believe in evolution. Evolution is one of the most illuminating ideas in all of human history, but these people would rather ignore science and take refuge in religion, superstition, and this sort of “uplifting” silliness. Stephen J. Gold was asked if he had learned anything or if his thinking was altered because he had been diagnosed with cancer. He told the interviewer that his intellectual foundation would have been pretty weak if something as minor as his own illness could have rocked him off of it. If this sort of trash is your intellectual foundation, you are making a house of (greeting) cards.Before you let me have it because I think this book is trash look at your own ratings. I'm sure that there are books that you hate that other people treasure. I don't care if you don't like a book I may think is excellent. The whole idea of this site is for readers to voice their opinions. I give most books 5 stars so if you're looking for something positive read a review of a book I loved.

  • Nancy
    2019-04-03 21:52

    This book was given out at work. Very readable and unoriginal. I'm far too cynical to enjoy and find deep meaning in stories like these.

  • Beata R
    2019-03-28 00:03

    About as spiritually enriching as the inspirational quotes you find on packets of instant oatmeal. If Nicholas Sparks were a motivational speaker, he would have churned out these tepid pieces of crap while bingewatching "Touched by an Angel."

  • Foad
    2019-04-02 23:52

    كتابى پر از شعارهايى مثل "مثبت فكر كن تا كيهان آرزويت را برآورده كند" و رازهاى موفقيت و...من فقط به عنوان يه متن انگليسى خوندمش، وگرنه از اين جور كتاب ها چندان خوشم نمياد. قبلاً توی ریویویمردان مریخی زنان ونوسیراجع به راجع به کتاب های روانشناسی عامّه پسند نوشته بودم.هر چند بی انصافی نباید کرد. بعضی از داستاناش خوبن. ولی بیشترشون مبتنی بر عنصر اتفاق و تصادفن، یعنی نویسنده نمی تونه ادعا کنه که "حتماً برای شما اتفاق می افتد"، بلکه صرفاً می تونه بگه "شاید برای شما اتّفاق بیفتد"؛ در نتیجه خواننده میگه: "از کجا معلوم که این اتّفاق برای من هم بیفته؟" و این بزرگ ترین ضعف یه داستان اخلاقیه: این که نتونه پند اخلاقیش رو به طور همه گیر اثبات کنه.

  • Lisa Ryan
    2019-04-05 21:55

    I loved this collection of short-stories. They are inspirational, motivational, and beautifully written. Many made me cry, which is also very cathartic.The real magic behind the Chicken Soup Series is knowing the effort that Jack Canfield put into the promotion of this book before it became popular. After being turned down 144 times, he persisted. He is a model of passionately pursuing your dreams until they are realized.I also had the chance to meet Jack Canfield at the premiere of the Keeper of the Keys, a documentary movie that I am featured in along with Jack Canfield, John Gray and Marci Shimoff. Jack was also kind enough to read and endorse my book, The Upside of Down Times: Discovering the Power of Gratitude which can be found here:

  • Emma
    2019-03-31 00:55

    I am done with self-help mumbo-jumbo... Don't tell me another story about this person who achieve this without giving me names, dates and factual evidence that is referenced!

  • Sara Kamjou
    2019-04-20 02:53

    یک زمانی شاید این داستان‌ها الهام‌بخش‌تر و پرکاربردتر بود، اما امروزه در عصر تکنولوژی که روزانه از طریق شبکه‌های اجتماعی و ارتباطی این داستان‌ها به وفور جلوی چشم هستند، تأثیر کمتری دارد. ضمن اینکه شاید قبل‌ترها اینگونه داستان‌ها می‌توانست تکان‌دهنده باشد اما برای من در حال حاضر کتاب‌هایی که حالت نصیحت و پیام مستقیم دارند کمتر جذاب‌اند. با این حال، باز هم بعضی داستان‌ها جالب بود و در زمان خودش کتاب تأثیرگذاری بوده است.-------------------------------------بخش‌های ماندگار کتاب:مادر ترزا: به همدیگر لبخند بزنید، به همسرتان لبخند بزنید، به شوهرتان لبخند بزنید، به فرزندانتان لبخند بزنید، به همه لبخند بزنید (بدون توجه به اینکه طرف مقابلتان کیست) و همین امر سبب خواهد شد که عشق و محبت در میان شما در مقیاس وسیعی رشد یابد....به قدری بلند صحبت می‌کنی که حرف‌هایت را نمی‌شنوم.رالف امرسون...هر چه را که برای خودت نگه می‌داری از دست می‌دهی، هر چه را که می‌بخشی برای همیشه نگه می‌داری.اکسل مونت

  • Garden of Eden
    2019-04-22 02:50

    I remember reading this when I was still a young girl. I was a school librarian back then so I often read any Chicken Soup books. Sounds like I was slacking off huh. xD anyways I remember liking it as a young girl. It's a food for thoughts.

  • Patrick Gibson
    2019-04-18 20:59

    “Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil.The first seed said, “I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earths crust above me…”And she grew.The second seed said, “I am afraid. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don’t know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts.”And so she waited.”MORAL OF THE STORY: Seeds can’t talk, jerkoff. And having wicked-passionate earth-shattering sex on a daily basis will certainly do a lot more for your soul than this collection of insipid quasi-life affirming claptrap.I found this book in the garage. I didn’t realize it was at the BOTTOM of a box of books for a reason. I thought, what the hell, I could use a few stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit, so I put it next to the bed for a little dream inspiration. More like night-sweats and hideous thoughts of Mary Poppins on crack. If this is Americas ‘book of wisdom and solace for the ages,’ we are in deep doo-doo. I would line the cage these pages if I were inspired enough to have a bird. Instead, it’s back in the box. In the garage. Waiting to be taken to the next church flea market.

  • Joolz
    2019-04-02 02:53

    Once started, couldnt put it down! A real heart warmer, lifted my spirits no end, even when I didnt realise it needed lifting. TBH, it restored my faith in mankind, esp after watching the news all the time. This would also make a great gift for a reader or any genre, if they dont like it, then there must be something wrong with them! Many a time i found myself laughing out loud, crying to myself or just stopping to think to myself at the though-provoking story I had just read. Will definately read again some day!

  • Bogdan
    2019-03-30 01:51

    Everyone finds his own interpretation of the information read here. If you seek for answers or opinions you will find them rather different. I liked the book a lot and will turn back to it many times more in the future.

  • Anna-Kathrin
    2019-04-07 19:00

    I once spent the night at an acquaintance’s house and forgot to bring any books. Anyone who knows me knows that I cannot survive without books and hence, I asked my friend if she could lend me a book. Sadly, she and her husband did not own many books, and Chicken Soup for the Soul was one of the few they did own. I had never heard of this book before and innocently started to read. Oh. My. God. This is one of the worst books I have ever read. The short stories and poems inside are supposed to be ‘inspiring’ and ‘touching’, but none of them had this effect on me. The stories were so incredibly sappy, silly, and ludicrous that I was almost ashamed for the authors. I cannot imagine anyone enjoying this book. The only thing these stories touched in me was the center of my brain that signals immense boredom. This book is really garbage and it pissed me off, because the people who wrote the stories inside seem to be people who have no idea about real life. I bet the authors belong to the type of people who run around all day long smiling and crying how beautiful life is. And this is the type of people I would love to punch in the face.

  • Fatoomii Alrose
    2019-04-18 00:52

    يتحدث هذا الكتاب عن تنمية النفس و تكون بصورة قصص قصيرة و قد ركز في تعلم التعايش و حب الذات و مسامحة الاخرين و اجتاز الفشل ,حيث ساعدني على فهم نفسي بشكل اكبر و اعمق و تقبل ما انا عليه و تطوير ذاتي الى الافضل

  • Travis
    2019-04-23 20:41

    I think the best thing in this book is the section about John Goddard, a kid who sits down and makes a "life's list" or a "bucket list" as it was popularized by the movie. And that kid did some absolutely amazing things! I was blown away, and still make copies of that story to share with teens when I teach them. It strongly influenced my habit of setting goals and trying to keep track of the adventures that I do have. But to be honest, I can't remember many (any?) of the other stories.

  • Hawra
    2019-04-23 01:54

    أملك نسخة من هذا الكتاب منذ كنتُ في الإعدادية ولسببٍ ما قررتُ قراءته هذا الصيف، هو جميل فعلاً، يجعلك تعيد النظر إلى الحياة والإمكانيات المتوافرة، يدعوا هذا الكتاب إلى العديد من القيم الأخلاقية الجميلة التي يجب أن يلتفت لها المرء، خلّاق مفيد جداً.. ولا بد للبعض أنّ يعرّج عليه ولو مرة في العمر. علاجٌ جيد للمكتئبين والسوداويين هههه.

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-03-27 03:09

    I honestly didn't find this book inspirational - just incredibly hokey. In fact, it could be compared to The Teletubbies (both are incredibly lame). The only thing it's good for is passing the time and I think I'll be avoiding this series from now on.

  • Shaghayegh.l3
    2019-04-02 00:48

    يك عالمه داستان كوتاه تاثير گذار اما نه اونقدر كه تا سه چهار روز ديگه يادتون مونده باشه ، مگه اينكه آخراى اون داستانا يه نمه اشك تو چشتون جمع شده باشه ..

  • Ramy
    2019-04-21 22:03

    كتاب انسانى من الدرجة الاولىو يستاهل 5 بسسسسسس5 بسبدون ادنى مبالغة الكتاب ملىء ب القصص الانسانية التى تمس النفس و الروحلخصت "فقط" القصص التى مستنى انا شخصيا و اثرت فيا لاحظوا ان هناك الكثير من القصص الاخرى التى اعتبرتها مش مؤثرة انسانيا للدرجة التى تستحق ان اذكرهاو ان كانت قد تكون مؤثرة ل غيرىpage 56 القناديل كثيرة على امتداد الشواطىء لن تصنع لها فارقا ...رمى القنديل الذى بيده و قال و لكنى صنعت فارقا لهذا القنديلpage 60 وجع الوجع ..كم اتمنى ان اكون مثل هذا الاخpage 89 افعل ما تريد ان تفعله حتى لو كنت ترتجف خوفاpage 99 اقوى قصص الكتاب ....حل الرجل العجوز بالكلام ما لم يحله الايكيدوpage 132 انتبهى دائما لمواهبك و قدراتك و لتعلمى ان كل الاجابات التى ستحتاجين اليها موجودة بداخلك فقط تحتاجى ا لوقت بمفردك و كونى ساكنة و هادئةpage 165 قصة فقد الابن اعتقادا انه مريض بمرض بسيط و كيف اثرت فى تربية الابن التالىpage 190 قصة فريق الشطرنج مؤثرة جداpage 196 قصة ظريفة عن الفرق بين معلمة و معلمة 203 حكاية الطفل الذى وضع امامه هدفpage 212 جنازة i can't :Dpage 220 قصة لا توجد شاحنات فى هذه المدينة ...قصة مؤثرة..اللى عاوز يعمل خير هيعمله مهما كانت العوائق"page 255 قصة ليس براون ...الفراش الذى اصبح مذيع :)page 259 قصة المليونير فان فو ...القصة رائعة و استوقفتنى و بالتاكيد ستستوقف كل من يقرا الكتاب قصة "لى فان فو" كررها مارك هانسن فى كتابه the one minute millionaire :Dpage 265 عجبتنى اوى قصة مونتى " يمكن ان تحت انت ب علامة F راسب و ساحتفظ انا بحلمى" كلمة وجهها مونتى لمدرسه لما قاله ان حلمك اللى كتبته فى موضوع التعبير غير عقلانى اكتب حاجة معقولة اكتر عشان اديك الدرجةpage 277 page 279 قصة الحبتان احدهم قررت النمو و الاخرى قررت الكمون فى الارض خوفا من كل شىءpage 293 حكاية الراجل اللى مكنش بيعرف يقرا :)page 306 بجانب ماكينة الصودا..قصة ملهمةpage 324 حكاية الصبى الذى احترق نصفه الاسفلpage 340 زلزال ارمينيا 1989 و كيف نفذ الاب وعده لابنه بان يبقى بجانبه مهما حدث و استخرجه من تحت الانقاضpage 355 الناسكان و الفتاة ..لقد انزلتها انا منذ ساعة فلماذا لا زالت انت تحملهاالكتاب التالى :كيف تصبح ثريا بطريقتك الخاصة

  • Rachel
    2019-04-05 21:55

    I've heard a lot about this book over the years and always imagined it would be soppy clap trap, but I actually really enjoyed it! I think I have to admit to myself that I love a feel good story- I suppose I've always thought it "un-cool" to like this kind of feel good, happy hopeful book, but as I get older (yes, I know, I'm only 25) I realise that what's cool doesn't matter, and if it makes you feel good- why not read it! I admit I cried whilst reading this book. If you're a cynic like I was give it a try- you never know, you might even like it (and you don't have to tell anyone!)

  • Ashwini
    2019-03-27 22:54

    Though I prefer reading novels than short stories, some of the stories in this book were simply touching. While some change the way I look at things, some actually made me wonder if miracles are for real.. Must say, this book was well compiled!

  • Lubos Panda
    2019-04-03 00:41

    Po 70 kapitolách / příbězích vzdávám. Všechny na jedno brdo. Člověk měl problémy a byl nešťastný, pak se modlil k bohu nebo se něco přihodilo a on se rozhodl, že život jde dál a nemá smysl se trápit. Nápad dobrý, ale zpracování příšerné. Většina z autorů vůbec neumí psát. Ostatně na rozsahu 1-4 stránky se moc ukázat ani nemohli. Za mě totální odpad a nechápu, jak mohlo vyjít 11 dílů. Zbytečné plýtvání papírem.

  • Elizabeth Grieve
    2019-04-15 00:03

    Not sure how I feel about this book, and was not inclined to read all the way through. It's the first (and only) one of this series I have looked at, and it doesn't really appeal. Perhaps it's more for American tastes, and I am just a cynical Brit. I can see that it's a good thing to have a book of inspirational stories, but I can't help thinking that they may be no more than fiction, and a clever marketing idea has made these books the best-sellers they are.However, cynicism aside, if some readers are helped and motivated by these books, then that is surely a good thing, so who am I to complain?Reviewed in exchange for a preview copy.

  • Hiba Arrame
    2019-03-31 02:45

    I couldn't get myself to sleep before finishing up all of the stories included in this book, it was an amazing experience, and I'm really thankful to the professor who had recommended it to me, it's a book that holds in it that hope that we all need to reassure us that there's still beauty and goodness out there waiting to be discovered, that within ourselves are hold much more capacities than we think we have.I think that this book should be read by every soul longing to peace and divine beauty.

  • Laura
    2019-03-27 01:08

    Unfortunately, I had to throw this book away after reading it. I'd worn it out. Whole sections could no longer be held together with tape.Even though this was a re-reading, and many of the stories have become wayyyyyyy too familiar over the years (the starfish story), the stories still had the power to make me cry... even in front of my students (who were silently reading their own versions of Chicken Soup).I'm buying a new copy for next year.

  • Ghanem Abdullah
    2019-03-26 23:01

    مراجعتي للكتاب على مدونتي:

  • Ahmed reads
    2019-04-10 03:07

    كتاب دافىء يعانق القلب ويشفي كل ما فيه من تشققات ، عشقته عيني حتى عانقت اوراقه بدموع حارقة مزقت اعماق الحروف ولان هذا الكتاب كان حساءً دافئاً فهو بالتأكيد ضمن لي الشفاء الاني . قراته بعاطفة متقدة انصح به في ليلة غابت نجومها ليضيء سمائك بامل وذكريات قد ترافق روحك واجنحتك

  • Cassandra Kay Silva
    2019-04-16 21:49

    I read this. I admit it. It was awhile ago and someone gave it to me for free. It's absolutely not my style and pretty stupid.