This special anniversary collection has a double dose of inspiration—new stories from our readers paired with the Chicken Soup for the Soul story that changed their lives!
We’re 20! And as part of our 20th-anniversary celebration, we asked our readers to tell us how their favorite Chicken Soup for the Soul stories affected them. You’ll find the stories in pairs in this volume—a new story written just for this book, followed by the story or poem that the reader found so inspiring in one of our past 250+ titles.
You’ll read about the military wife who was mentally prepared for “the phone call” the morning after she read a story about a soldier who lost his limbs. You’ll read about the Vietnam vet who discovered that one of the soldiers he rescued went on to win the Super Bowl four times, which he learned decades later in a Chicken Soup for the Soul story. You’ll read about a birth mother whose 23-year-old found her through one of our stories.
All in all, you’ll read 100 stories about epiphanies, attitude adjustments, great advice, motivational tips, doing good, and the amazing connections that people made as a result of these stories.
Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.