Chicken Soup for the Soul of America : Stories to Heal the Heart of Our Nation (Paperback)

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Celebrating the everyday heroes who have recently been revealed in light of the events of September 11th, "Chicken Soup for the Soul of America" also includes helpful resources for those suffering a loss or struggling to overcome post-traumatic stress.


Publisher Hci
Mfg Part# 9780757300066
SKU 30845231
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0757300065
Release Date 2/1/2002
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.87T
Author Info
Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield was an inner-city school teacher before he became a best-selling author. Beginning in 1967, he taught high school in Massachusetts and the Midwest before returning to graduate school for a degree in psychology. His experiences with students who badly needed an increase of self-esteem led to his concept for a book of motivational stories. The manuscript for CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL (co-written with a friend, Mark Victor Hansen) was rejected by 123 publishers until the authors finally found a small press that would take a chance. The rest is self-help history: as of 2003, over 80 million copies had been sold, and the book had generated innumerable spinoffs. Canfield, who admits that he got a C in his college composition course, has written several other books, including 100 WAYS TO ENHANCE SELF-CONCEPT IN THE CLASSROOM. He is also a therapist who practiced for many years in Amherst, Massachusetts, but gradually his job description evolved into a more public role, and he became a heavily-booked speaker on self-esteem and recovery issues. He is also the founder of Self-Esteem Seminars, located in Santa Barbara, California.
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Annotation Created in the aftermath of September 11 to celebrate the everyday people that make a difference, this new CHICKEN SOUP collection celebrates heroes of every stripe.
Editors Note In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, this inspirational collection of stories celebrates the courage, compassion, and heroism of American who are making a difference in the lives of others, battling crime, poverty, pollution, disease, and human rights violations, in a volume that also includes resources to help those suffering a loss or dealing with posttraumatic stress.

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