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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People

101 Stories about Overcoming the Economic Crisis and Other Challenges

You’ll find support in these 101 stories of inspiration, hope, and support for overcoming adversity, pulling together, making do with less, facing challenges, and finding new joys in a simpler life.

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 their challenges:

  • downsizing and enjoying a simpler life
  • finding the silver 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 through

Photograph by Derek Smith

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.

 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Photograph by Susan Morrow