Review: Chicken Soup for the Soul

The Original #1 New York Times Bestseller, more than 8 million copies sold! Rediscover the power of inspiration with timeless stories about the everyday miracles that illuminate the best of the human spirit. Whether you're discovering Chicken Soup for the first time or are a long-time fan, this volume will inspire you to be a better person, reach your highest potential, share your love and embrace the world around you. Each carefully selected story in this classic volume provides models for what is possible in life and illuminates the path we all walk. Whenever you wish to gain perspective, inspire a friend, or teach a child, you'll find just the right story in the heartwarming treasury that is Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Chicken Soup for the Soul


  1. On Love
  2. Learning To Love Yourself
  3. On Parenting
  4. On Learning
  5. Live Your Dream
  6. Overcoming Obstacles
  7. Eclectic Wisdom


You will find many stories with heart-warming messages and some lighthearted ones as well. I believe the main focus that makes this a national bestseller is the universal cry of pursuing effective meaning in life and gathering better self-esteem so that one can help others. I think you will undoubtedly find a favorite short story here that you can personally relate to. I like Kahil Gibran's quote, 'For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow.' There's an encouraging snippet about Abraham Lincoln, 'Lincoln was a champion and he never gave up.' I especially love Bobby Gee's story on A Legacy Of Love. Guaranteed, you will burst into tears. It will grab your heart and imprint a lasting memory regarding sowing seeds of love into another.

5/5 stars! Recommend!

I recently finished reading another book in the series and posted my review, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul. These paperback books usually cost around $12.00 I've seen them at Costco for around $8.00 and I'm sure you can find used ones online for a good deal. I received the series as a gift from my mother-in-law. I do enjoy them!

Happy Reading!

Lady D

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis