Saturday, August 3, 2013

Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
The twentieth anniversary edition of the original Chicken Soup for the Soul is brimming with even more hope and inspiration—the stories you’ve always loved, plus bonus stories! Twenty years later, Chicken Soup for the Soul continues to open the heart and rekindle the spirit. Celebrate the twentieth anniversary with the classic book that inspired millions—reinvigorated with bonus stories of inspiration! You will find hope and inspiration in these 101 heartwarming stories about counting your blessings, thinking positive, and overcoming challenges.
MY TAKE:
I used to be a huge fan of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, so I was really interested in reading this one.

Chicken Soup for the Soul is the original book in the series, plus 20 more recent submissions to celebrate Chicken Soup for the Soul's 20th anniversary.

At first I wasn't sure if I actually was able to read the original book, but a lot of the stories in this book were familiar to me. That's okay, though, because the stories in this book are mostly timeless. I found myself pretty emotional after reading a few of the stories in the book. There were some entries which I found myself skipping over, but it's because I prefer the entries that tell actual people's stories over the ones that are more essay-like.

Thanks to NetGalley and Open Road Integrated Media for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. There are plenty of brand-new stories.
  2. A lot of the stories are able to stand the test of time.
  3. The stories are inspiring.

THE BAD:

  1. If you've read the original book over and over and practically have it memorized, the 20 new stories might not feel enough.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Since then, she has sold more than 42,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, spoken at sales conventions across the country, starred in a Disney movie about her adventure and has co-authored the bestseller, How to Sell More Cookies, Condos, Cadillacs, Computers... And Everything Else.
READ IT IF:

  1. You are a fan of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
  2. You like inspiring stories.
  3. You collect books from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

RATING:
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