Friends and Chicken Soup for the Soul fans near Burbank, California – I will be doing a book signing along with four other contributors to the new Chicken Soup for the Soul book “Random Acts of Kindness.”
We will be at Barnes and Noble, 731 N San Fernando Blvd., Burbank Town Center, Burbank, CA 91502, on Saturday, February 11th, between 2:00 and 4:00. There will be food, discussion, story readings and general fun and hi jinx.
I have contributed fourteen stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul books, two of which are in this book. I’m particularly excited about this book for several reasons:
1) I’ve always considered kindness to be the most important thing in the world. In fact, it’s the the only thing in this world that keeps us all from destroying each other outright. As the song says, “In the end, only kindness matters.”
2) 2016 was one of the most hateful and divisive years in American history because of the election. The only thing that can counterbalance all that anger is love and kindness.
3) On a personal note, this is the first time I’ve had two stories in one Chicken Soup for the Soul book. I’m glad it was this one.
My first story in this book is called Flower Children. It’s about some very kind-hearted “hippies” who befriended me as a child. The other is called Put-Pockets, about two Israeli friends I made while traveling in Belgium who talked me into playing their favorite game – putting money into the pockets of random people, and the potentially disastrous but heart-rending way the “dare” ended.
Chicken Soup for the Soul has been inspiring positivity and kindness for twenty-five years now. I’m always proud to contribute. I hope to see you there!