Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories Of Life, Love And Learning

Paperback | May 1, 1997

byJack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger

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This first batch of Chicken Soup for Teens consists of 101 stories every teenager can relate to and learn from -- without feeling criticized or judged. This edition contains important lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future, and the value of respect for oneself and others, and much more.

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It's not easy being a teenager. It's an awkward period for anyone. Give the gift of inspiring stories for teenagers with this collection: it can help them on their way to becoming masters at the game of life. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul offers guidance, support and encouragement to teens struggling with difficult issues growing u...

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This first batch of Chicken Soup for Teens consists of 101 stories every teenager can relate to and learn from -- without feeling criticized or judged. This edition contains important lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future, and the value of respect for oneself and others, and much more.

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling co-authors, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling co-authors, are professional ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Health Communications, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1558744630

ISBN - 13:9781558744639

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Teenager's Soul This Chicken Soup book consists of short stories and poems about everything in a teen's life: friends, parents, school, gossip and how to balance everything. The stories and poems are emotional and inspirational, and some are even motivating. If you're a teen (especially a female), this is a must read. You can completely relate to these stories and poems.
Date published: 2009-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic I loved this book ! I am starting on the second one and I love them so much! I have read some very sad stories and some very happy stories. I have cried when I read them. I hope there will be more and more because I love them very much and i will read them for a very long time.
Date published: 2006-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fab!!!!! i loved this book so much,we do reading at school every week and your only supposed to read the book on the day-its kinda like a reading club but your only supposed to read like 1 chapter a day,anyway so i couldnt resist and i read the book on the day it was given to me.it looked like an interesting book and it was!sometimes you CAN judge a book by its cover!!!!id give this book 5 stars!read it and youll love it as much as me as well!
Date published: 2005-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This book was AWESOME!!! I think that anyone who is bored like 24/7, than you should keep this book in mind. This book is so kool because it teaches you about everyday things. Basically it teaches you techniques about growing up.
Date published: 2003-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chicken soup...wow wow, chicken soup for the teenage soul was excellent, i loved it, my two personal favorites were Somebody should have taught him and the dance, if you have a girl 10 or older (my mom also loves this book) then I really reccomend it.
Date published: 2002-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Chicken Soup For the Teenage Soul This Book not only helped me get my self together, and also helped me learn alot about life. What there is that we can give and made me realize that we don't give what we could. Great Book for winding down after school or work.
Date published: 2001-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chicken soup F.T.T.S. I thought this book was very touching and some poems were sad even. The Book teaches a good lesson for Teens. Like Don't Drink and Drive (You are endangering the lives of others), Dont do Drugs, and also do not get into peer pressure. This book was great and it taught a good lesson for those in need of one. The poems and stories tell why you should not do all these terrible things, some of them are even life threatening! That is kind of sad i guess. Well Cya!
Date published: 2001-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart Warmimg, Soul Soothing This is one book that you can read over and over again. My own copy is almost falling apart from being read & re-read so many times! It says "for the Teenage Soul" but I am 20, and still enjoying it thoroughly & my mother at 45 enjoyed as much as I did! Definitley a highly recommended book for anyone whoh enjoys Chicken Soup.
Date published: 2001-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from mmm good soup I thought that this book was very touching. It is above my reading level, because I am only eleven. I learned from the stories and each one moved me in a different way. Some stories made me laugh some made me cry. I reccomend this book to people with a high understanding of life. This book would satisfy teenage girls reading taste more than it would to boys. I think that either gender could enjoy it thoroughly though. It was quite a satisfiying bowl of chicken soup.
Date published: 2000-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MMM good soup Im not an emotional person but this book touch me and gave me a new out look on life. I reccommend the book to all teenagers short and tall, tough and not so tough. As you read the book it opens up your heart and puts a smile on your face. It is amazingand I love it. If you dont have it or haven't read it , get it, read it and enjoy it!!
Date published: 2000-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chicken Soup cure. When I first read Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul, I was touched deeply by the stories of love and tough stuff. I couldn't take my eye's off of the book, as if the book was the only way I could live. but really, It wasn't really my life that depended on it, it was my knowledge and wisdom that depended on it. This book taught me alot of very important lessons about life. It helped me feel better about myself, and that others who read this will also know what it really means to be 'touched by an angel' in a mind over matter sort of way.
Date published: 2000-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Teen Soul this book rox! it'll make you laugh, cry, all the emotions, (*ya know*) and you'll probably end up calling your friends, telling them what they mean to you, and having a heart to heart conversation, and all. i reccomend to all teenagers, not 12 and under, you guys read the preteen soul book! (to bad they didn't have that when I was a preteen)
Date published: 2000-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great It made me laugh, it made me cry... The sad stories were so real... it hit home.... I'd recommend this book to anyone... No one should pass it up. The stories are from real life, and they all have a message to pass on... This is a great book, and I hope you enjoy reading it :)
Date published: 2000-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book I really liked Chicken soup for the teenage soul. The best part in the book was Tuff Stuff it was sad which i like sad stories. I really enjoyed this book very much.
Date published: 2000-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chicken soup for the teenage soul This book has got to be the best nook out there. It is filled with sweet stories that make you vry. I highly recomend this book to everyone, but mainly to the teens, Any time I have a problem I just turnto this book and I always find the answer in some story!
Date published: 2000-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Book Rocked!! I just finished reading this book recently. I love it. It is one of those books that I will keep going back to over and over again. The storys touched me deeply and made laugh, cry or both. I highly recomend it to anyone.
Date published: 2000-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome This book was awazing, it was filled with real life stories of joy and happieness to deth and sadness. I as a teen recommednd this book to all teenagers.
Date published: 2000-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul I thought that this was a very good book that every one going throgh their teen years should read. It offers hope and courage to live each day without going crazy.
Date published: 1999-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul is a must for all teens. It is a book that most can relate to and some stories are so touching and heart warming that it makes you want to cry and/or smile.
Date published: 1999-11-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An Emotional Read My aunt and uncle sent me this book for my 13th birthday. For the first few days I had it, I admit I ignored it. I was too busy with my new Sea-Doo and swimming in the new pool my parents gave us, (my twin and I) to sit down and read it. After a week, my Mum was cleaning my room and found the book and asked me if I had read it yet. I said no and she told me that she would appreciate it if I would read it today. So I did. I was so surprised! I could not stop reading it. Each and every story touched me in some way. A wonderful book for any teen to read.
Date published: 1999-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book! This book, or the 1st one are "Must-Haves" for teenagers. It was either both books or a CD. I ended up purchasing both books. They are very emotional books, and are very pleasant to read just before bedtime.
Date published: 1999-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Saving My Soul Falling, and no way to get out. This was the way I felt, just a year ago. I was in a dark, cold place, all alone. I was thriteen, and unable to see what was going on right infront of me. I was the girl with dreams for the future, and voted most likely to suceed, and best attitude, grades, and nothing that made someone a good person. I just started to slip, and kept on falling! no one lended a hand, partly because no one know whta, to say to someone that wouldn't listen. I feel in drus, and tried to kill myself more than I can remember, everything was going wrong. Luckily,my Mom bought me this book, and I rebuilt something inside of me that had died, I decided I was worth something, and there are things to live for. This book saved my life, and I think every teenager should read it, to know that they're not alone, and realize they're O.K!!
Date published: 1999-02-02

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I Love You, Dad If God can work through me, he can work through anyone. —St. Francis of Assisi I met a man who came to Tampa for his father's funeral. Father and son hadn't seen each other in years. In fact, according to the son, his father had left when he was a boy, and they had had little contact until about a year ago, when his father had sent him a birthday card with a note saying he'd like to see his son again. After discussing a trip to Florida with his wife and children and consulting his busy schedule at his office, the son tentatively set a date to visit his father two months later. He would drive his family down when school was out for vacation. He scribbled a note and with mixed emotions, dropped it in the mail. He heard back immediately. Written on lined paper torn from a spiral notebook, such as a schoolboy would use, were words of excitement penned in a barely legible scrawl. Misspelled words, poor grammar and incorrect punctuation bounced off the page. The man was embarrassed for his father. He thought twice about the upcoming visit. It just so happened that the man's daughter made the cheerleading squad at her school and had to go to a camp conducted for cheering techniques. Coincidentally, it started the week after school was out. The trip to Florida would have to be postponed. His father said he understood, but the son didn't hear from him again for some time. A note here or there, an occasional call. They didn't say much—muttered sentences, comments about "your mother," a couple of clouded stories about the man's childhood—but it was enough to put together a few of the missing pieces. In November the son received a call from his father's neighbor. His father had been taken to the hospital with heart problems. The son spoke with the charge nurse, who assured him his father was doing well following a heart attack. The doctor could provide details. His father said, "I'm fine. You don't have to make a trip out here. The doctor says there was minor damage, and I can go home day after tomorrow." He called his father every few days after that. They chatted and laughed and talked about getting together "soon." He sent money for Christmas. His father sent small gifts for his children and a pen and pencil set for his son. It was a cheap set, probably purchased at a discount pharmacy or variety-type store, and the kids tossed their tokens from Grandpa aside without much notice. But his wife received a precious music box made of crystal. Overwhelmed, she expressed her gratitude to the old man when they called him on Christmas Day. "It was my mother's," the old man explained. "I wanted you to have it." The man's wife told her husband that they should have invited the old man for the holidays. As an excuse for not having done so, she added, "But it probably would be too cold for him here, anyway.ö In February, the man decided to visit his father. As luck would have it, however, his boss's wife had to have an operation, and the man had to fill in and work a few extra hours. He called his father to tell him he'd probably get to Florida in March or April. I met the man on Friday. He had finally come to Tampa. He was here to bury his father. He was waiting when I arrived to open the door that morning. He sat in the chapel next to his father's body, which had been dressed in a handsome, new, navy blue pinstriped suit and laid out in a dark blue metal casket. "Going Home" was scripted inside the lid. I offered the man a glass of water. He cried. I put my arm around his shoulder and he collapsed in my arms, sobbing. "I should have come sooner. He shouldn't have had to die alone." We sat together until late afternoon. He asked if I had something else to do that day. I told him no. I didn't choose the act, but I knew it was kind. No one else came to honor the life of the man's father, not even the neighbor he spoke of. It cost nothing but a few hours of my time. I told him I was a student, that I wanted to be a professional golfer, and that my parents owned the funeral home. He was an attorney and lived in Denver. He plays golf whenever he can. He told me about his father. That night, I asked my dad to play golf with me the next day. And before I went to bed, I told him, "I love you, Dad." — Nick Curry III, age 19 (c)1996 by Nick Curry III. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

From Our Editors

It's not easy being a teenager. It's an awkward period for anyone. Give the gift of inspiring stories for teenagers with this collection: it can help them on their way to becoming masters at the game of life. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul offers guidance, support and encouragement to teens struggling with difficult issues growing up in today's world. The stories in this collection show teens the importance of friendship, family and self-respect. It is a heart-warming accumulation of life lessons to help teens get through those awkward, self-doubting years.