Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul Stories to Celebrate the Spirit of Courage, Caring and Community (Paperback)
|Author: Jack (COM)/ Hansen Canfield||Joint Author: Arline McGraw Oberst Mark Victor Hansen Mark Victor Hansen Arline McGraw Oberst|
|An anthology of true-life stories celebrates the spirit of kindness, strength, and spiritual awareness that comes with volunteerism. *Author: Canfield, Jack (COM)/ Hansen, Mark Victor (COM)/ Oberst, Arline McGraw (COM)/ Boal, John T. (COM)/ Lagana, Tom (COM) *Series Title: Chicken Soup for the Soul *Subtitle: Stories to Celebrate the Spirit of Courage, Caring and Community *Publication Date: 2002/07/01 *Number of Pages: 363 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50|
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.