Please look for my story He Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly in this book in all major booksellers on and offline in early August. This will be my 16th story in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I’m always proud to contribute to their wholesome and inspirational books! Royalties from this book go to the American-Human Society!
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America takes us on a journey across our beautiful nation, meeting our veterans, active service members and their families; revisiting the patriotism and unity of 9/11; showing us the ingenuity and positive attitude that we’re known for; displaying the diversity of our geography and our people; relating stories about our favorite American traditions; and introducing us to proud new citizens who remind us how lucky we are to live here—with our freedom to advance, to move, and to express ourselves. There’s even a whole chapter on the American flag, with inspiring stories about how much the red, white and blue means to us, right in time for Flag Day on June 14th.
“As we do often, we are using this book to raise money for a worthy cause – and one that is very relevant to its subject matter – the Bob Woodruff Foundation and its Stand Up for Heroes fundraising program,” said William J. Rouhana, Jr., chief executive officer of Chicken Soup for the Soul. “This is the second time that we have earmarked royalties from one of our books to raise funds for the Bob Woodruff Foundation to support their work with post–9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families.”
The book’s foreword writer Lee Woodruff, who is married to broadcaster Bob Woodruff, says, “The people you meet in these pages, and the tales they tell, will remind you why we are the most fortunate people in the world—Americans.” She talks about her particular passion—the military—in the foreword. After her husband was wounded while embedded as a reporter with the Army in Iraq, Lee saw our military at its best, saving her husband’s life. And she and Bob have given back in a major way, founding the Bob Woodruff Foundation to support programs that provide health and social services for veterans.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soulbook series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 23 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, television shows and movies, and a variety of other digital content and licensed products, all inspired by stories, as it continues “changing the world one story at a time®.”
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Brooke Burke-Charvet was on Good Morning America recently promoting the new Chicken Soup for the Soul book, The Joy of Less. A humor poem of mine titled “Slightly Bent Flugelhorn, Best Offer” is in it.
This is the 11th Chicken Soup for the Soul book I have contributed to. I’m always proud to be a part of their wholesome and inspirational books.
The Joy of Less is a fun, helpful book about decluttering our lives and minds. Not just curing “hoarding” but also eliminating unnecessary activity that distracts us from larger dreams/goals, and even people who aren’t truly in our corner.
For many people, including myself too often, life sometimes feels like trying to run but being held back, as if we’re running through a briar patch but the thorns keep snagging us. It’s a frustrating feeling, and a hole that months and years fall into. The only cure is removing the unnecessary clutter from our lives and minds, and focusing on what matters most.
Here’s a link to the Good Morning America segment – http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/brooke-burke-charvet-de-cluttering-life-soul-38528160\
Here’s a song about decluttering the mind by my favorite singer/songwriter, David Wilcox – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl6YdzuVb9I
You can pick up a copy of The Joy of Less online or at all major bookstores.
Amy Newmark, the publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, has started a series of inspirational podcasts. Each one will highlight a different Chicken Soup for the Soul book and story. A new podcast will be available each weekday starting February 22nd and they can be downloaded for free the same way that you get other podcasts.
If you are new to podcasts, you may be surprised to learn you already have a podcast button on your smartphone. You can listen to podcasts on your phone, your computer, or your iPad or other tablet. To find the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast, just search within iTunes or your particular podcast app.
The podcasts are about six or seven minutes long, Monday–Thursday, and they provide entertaining stories as well as great advice and easy-to-implement tips to improve your life. On Fridays, publisher Amy Newmark will ask one of our co-authors or contributors to join her for a longer podcast — about fifteen minutes.
Here’s the rundown of the first week of the podcast:
Be Kind of Yourself
|[story by Sara Matson]|
|TIP TUESDAY||A Smile Is a Boomerang||[story by Cristy Trandahl]|
|[story by Sharon Graham]|
|THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY||From Dumpster Dog to Service Dog||[story by Kathryn Bales]|
Supermodel EMME Joins Amy to Talk Self-Esteem, Body Image, and Curvy Women
Join me at 12 PM for a live, one-hour TweetChat to celebrate the launch of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s new book, Dreams and Premonitions. (My story “The Warning” is in it.)
It will be hosted by co-author Kelly Sullivan Walden.
If you or anyone you know finds dreams fascinating and mysterious, please invite them by sharing this message and the hashtag #DreamsPremonitions
Further details are below.
When: Tuesday, September 22nd (Book Launch Day), from 12-1pm PST (3-4pm EST)
Where: Twitter. The best way to see and participate is to go to http://twubs.com/DreamsPremonitions (and create your own account).
What is a Tweetchat? A live moderated Twitter event that’s focused around a general topic. Our topic is Dreams and Premonitions. To filter all the chatter on Twitter into a single conversation we will be using the hashtag, #DreamsPremonitions, on every tweet.
I hope to see you there! 🙂