Learn more about Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff:
Publish Date: 11/1/2001
(in Inches) 8.5H x 6L x 1.25T
|Teen contributors share their thoughts and feelings on difficult issues, ranging from poor self-image to thoughts of suicide, from family discord to coping with loss, from peer pressure to school violence.|
|From the Publisher:
This latest offering in the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soulseries explores a host of challenges faced by today's teens. Within itspages teens will find portraits of life's complexities expressed from theviewpoint of their peers. Teen contributors share their thoughts and feelings ondifficult issues, ranging from poor self-image to thoughts of suicide, fromfamily discord to coping with the loss, from peer pressure to school violence.
Teens ranked stress as one of their top concerns (along with child abuse andSTDs). Oftentimes, the pressure can feel overwhelming, whether they involveworrying about an upcoming test, competition sports, family responsibilities,dating, or more extreme issues such as depression, suicide and school violence.
The first three volumes of the Teenage Soul series and the companionjournal illustrate the ongoing popularity of this series (unit sales exceed 11million). Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff and the Spring2001 release Teenage Soul Letters will undoubtedly follow suit as thenext best-sellers in a phenomenally popular series.
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.