Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice 20th Anniversary Edition
About the Book:
The Chicken Soup for the Soul Stories that Changed Your Lives
Twenty years later, Chicken Soup for the Soul and its stories are still changing lives! This special twentieth anniversary collection celebrates the power of storytelling. Readers share their personal, inspiring stories about how a Chicken Soup for the Soul story made a difference in their lives, paired with the life-changing story itself. It's a double dose of inspiration!
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 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.
I think anybody who's had at least one serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul, would agree that many of the stories definitely touch and inspire.
This 20th edition is a little different than other Chicken Soup books, in that the stories are set as partners: the first story in each set was written especially for this book and the second one is the story that inspired the author of the first. Since everyday people are the authors of each Chicken Soup book, this book is a great way to celebrate 20 years!
As you can imagine, reading these unique 'story pairs' is very interesting and entertaining. I love to write and what really struck me while reading this book was, how we never know when our writing is going to touch another person or even how long it will take. I also know how gratifying it is when someone tells me that they've read one of my articles or stories and how much they enjoyed it, sometimes they've been inspired to write something similar. That is the essence of writing - to connect with others through story, to inspire, enrich and entertain!
Thus, this book was a brilliant idea, not only for the authors featured within the pages, but for everybody reading their pieces and maybe even being inspired to share their own special stories someday. This one will reside on the 'keeper shelf'!
In exchange for an honest review Shelton Interactive and Simon and Schuster provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.