“Chicken Soup for the Soul” is a series of books, usually featuring a collection of short, inspirational stories and motivational essays. Many have a short, simple story about an event, a person, or an everyday miracle that exemplifies the best of the human spirit.
The 101 stories in the first book of the series were compiled by motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. The first book sold over 2 million copies and launched the series. There are now over 100 million copies in print and in 54 languages world-wide.
There have been numerous volumes of “Chicken Soup” issued. As of January 2006, there were over 105 titles. Many of the books are directed at specific groups of people, e.g. Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Pre-Teen Soul, Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Ocean Lover's Soul, etc.
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series. They have dedicated their lives to the personal and professional growth of others.
Jack Canfield is one of America's leading experts in the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. He is both a dynamic, entertaining speaker and a highly sought-after trainer. Jack has a wonderful ability to inform and inspire audiences towards increased levels of self-esteem and peak performance.
Mark Victor Hansen is a professional speaker who, in the last twenty years, has made over four thousand presentations to more than 2 million people in thirty-two countries. His presentations cover sales excellence and strategies; personal empowerment and development; how to triple your income and double your time off. Mark is a prolific writer and has authored Future Diary, How to Achieve Total Prosperity and The Miracle of Tithing (征收什一税).
Two of America's best-loved inspirational speakers share the very best of their collected stories and favorite tales that have touched the hearts of people everywhere. Canfield and Hansen bring you wit and wisdom, hope and empowerment to buoy you through life's dark moments.
It's like homemade chicken soup that warms the chill and heals the ill. This collection of 101 stories is based on the belief that true testimonies of goodness and loving transformations can nourish us to the bone and heal the cynicism in our hearts. Indeed, most every story seeps in deeply. It's hard not to shed a tear of gratitude, feeling thrilled to have been touched and soothed so easily.