Summary and book reviews of A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield

A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

101 More Stories to open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Women

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
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    Oct 1998, 328 pages
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    Oct 1998, 407 pages

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Celebrates the shared experiences of being a woman in a 101 new ways.

This latest collection of stories celebrates the shared experiences of being a woman in a 101 new ways. You will be moved by these true accounts of how women like you have embraced life's defining moments by finding love, dealing with loss, overcoming obstacles and achieving their dreams and goals. Like spending time with a trusted friend, A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul will put difficult times into perspective, renew your faith in yourself and make you aware of the miracles in your own life.

An Act of Kindness for a Broken Heart

I am only one. But still, I am one. I cannot do everything,
but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

Edward Everett Hale

My husband, Hanoch, and I wrote a book Acts of Kindness: How to Create a Kindness Revolution, which has generated much interest across America. This story was shared with us by an anonymous caller during a radio talk show in Chicago.

"Hi, Mommy, what are you doing?" asked Susie.

"I'm making a casserole for Mrs. Smith next door," said her mother.

"Why?" asked Susie, who was only six years old.

"Because Mrs. Smith is very sad; she lost her daughter and she has a broken heart. We need to take care of her for a little while."

"Why, Mommy?"

"You see, Susie, when someone is very, very sad, they have trouble doing the little things like making dinner or other chores. Because we're part of a community and Mrs. ...

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The "Chicken Soup" folks present yet another anthology of feel-good stories....The finder of a lost wallet locates the elderly owner and also the love of the old man's life; a convalescent learns about the value of life from her hospital roommate. The stories include emotion and drama that bring tears or a smile.

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