Monday, January 11, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Review & Giveaway

chicken soup book
Giveaway Now Closed. Congrats to Lori and Becca
Chicken Soup for the Soul ~All in the Family
By:Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark and Susan M.Heim

101 Incredible Stories about Our Funny, Quirky, Lovable & "Dysfunctional" Families

Almost everyone thinks their own family is “dysfunctional” or at least has a dysfunctional member or two. These stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, holiday meltdowns, and funny foibles, along with more serious stories about abuse, controlling family members, and flare-ups, show readers that they aren’t alone. All in the Family is a quirky and fun holiday book, and a great bridal shower or wedding gift! Norman Rockwell’s famous “Freedom from Want” Thanksgiving family painting appears on the back cover and is lovingly parodied on the front, driving home the point that all our families, no matter how much we love them, are just a little dysfunctional!

My thoughts:

I love the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. What I love the most is that they are all great and composed of many short stories. You can read a few pages, a story at a time or the whole book at once,depending on how much time you have. In Chicken Soup for the Soul~ All in the Family you can find many great stories. Some are very funny and some are serious and emotional. I love that the stories are divided into categories so you can choose which type you would like to read. In this book, You will find some topics like Forgiveness, Memories, putting the fun in dysfuntional, and family secrets. This is a great book and some of these stories may remind you of your family members and will make you appreciate and love your family. You will see that we all have a couple of "dysfunctional" family members and your family is quite normal.


You can purchase this through amazon.
Stop by Chicken Soup for the Soul's website and check out all their great books.

Two of my lucky reader can win this!

MANDATORY/REQUIRED ENTRY:
You need to Follow me and leave a Comment telling me something fun about your family

EXTRA ENTRIES:
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■Subscribe via e-mail (1 extra entry)
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This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.(Please make sure if you are anonymous you leave your email address with your comments.)
This giveaway will end on Jan.20th at 11:59 pm Est. The winners will be notified and have 48 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be choosen

**Disclosure- I received this book for free to review as a member of the Chicken Soup for the Soul blogger network**

72 comments:

Marjorie said...

I would certainly like to win
this super book.

I follow by email.

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Joannof10 said...

The main thing to know about my family is that we have 10 kids ages 3 to 22---something fun is always going on!!
I would love to win a copy of this book!

Joannof10 said...

I subscribe via email

Joannof10 said...

I have your button on my blog at www.tenkidsandadog.blogspot.com

Charity said...

I am a blog follower:) And something fun about our family is we have 6 children and 2 dogs:) Please enter me. Thanks!!

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Charity said...

Also an email subscriber:)

mverno said...

we play together mverno@roadrunner.com

Lori Taube said...

I'm a Google follower.

We have a family game night once a week. Music and snacks included!

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Lori Taube said...

Email subscriber

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Lori Taube said...

I follow on Twitter - @clctaube

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Lori Taube said...

Tweet:
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409cope said...

I follow through google friend. My sons and hubby are always teasing me as they are all six feet to six three, and I an five foot two. Brats! cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I am an email subscriber. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow on twitter as 409cope. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jenndiggy said...

My dad once caught the car on fire while trying to fix it.

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Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
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hbokor said...

I follow you via Google Connect.

Something fun about my family.....we love playing Wii and the DS together! It's a hoot when all three of us are either fighting over the controllers (not real fighting, play fighting with laughter) and when we try to play games together like the New Super Mario Brothers. My daughter is always killing me by leaving me hanging in the back! I always try to tell her to wait for me, but she gets so excited about getting through all the stages of the game! It's a hoot. Sometimes takes a lot of patience playing games with the family, but it is so well worth it. Thanks for this giveaway.

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hbokor said...

I am subscribed by email. Thanks again.

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Jaime said...

I am a follower and there are so many fun things about my family. We all get along so well and get together as often as possible to play board games.
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Jaime said...

email subscriber
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Jaime said...

follow on twitter
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Jaime said...

have button on blog
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Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
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Lori Taube said...

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Lori Taube said...

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dhunt said...

would love to win this !!

Becca said...

I follow your blog and something funny about my family is that we cannot play the card game Phase 10 without cracking up laughing at least once. Thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I am now an email subscriber. sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Becca said...

I am following you on twitter (I am sbshortie)

Becca said...

I tweeted the giveaway at http://twitter.com/sbshortie/status/7816835675

Becca said...

I have your button up on the left at http://beccascontestlist.blogspot.com

Becca said...

I blogged at http://beccascontestlist.blogspot.com/2010/01/chicken-soup-for-soul-all-in-family_15.html (entry 1)

Becca said...

I blogged at http://beccascontestlist.blogspot.com/2010/01/chicken-soup-for-soul-all-in-family_15.html (entry 2)

Becca said...

I blogged at http://beccascontestlist.blogspot.com/2010/01/chicken-soup-for-soul-all-in-family_15.html (entry 3)

Becca said...

I blogged at http://beccascontestlist.blogspot.com/2010/01/chicken-soup-for-soul-all-in-family_15.html (entry 4)

Becca said...

I blogged at http://beccascontestlist.blogspot.com/2010/01/chicken-soup-for-soul-all-in-family_15.html (entry 5)

edmontonjb said...

I follow and something fun about my family is one time my youngest gave my husband a thumbs up and said "You stink!". He says he meant to say "You rock!" but it's our little inside joke now and we do it to each other all the time.

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Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/7830421422

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Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
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Julie said...

I'm your newest follower (for the moment anyways). I'd love to win one of your books. I so love the Chicken Soup Books.
Something fun about us? We are a close family of three, we work together and play together. We love to camp, fish, hike, canoe, travel together.
Thanks for the chance to win your book.
Have a great week. God Bless!!!

Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/7908245262

clctaube @ yahoo.com

dor said...

I follow on google friend....dor
Something fun about my family is that we love to listen to the children play their instruments. Guitar, drums and mandolin. We are always hugging too.

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dor said...

I now subscribe by email.

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Sara A Broers said...

I follow you through google friend connect:
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Something fun about our family: We live in the country and love to play with our dogs in the creek in the summertime! A fun time by all of us!

Sara A Broers said...

I follow you on twitter @saramomof2


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Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
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Anonymous said...

Before Christmas, everyone submits a family newsletter to my cousin, who binds them all together for each of us as a recollection of the past year.

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Stephanie J. said...

I'm following you now! Something fun about my family... hmmm. We have four children aged from 9 weeks to 19 years. Does that qualify as fun because we always have something fun going on here. Great giveaway!

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.
Our family is full of humor and whenever we are lucky enough to all be together it is all about the laughter.
We also never part from each other without let the other know how much they are loved.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

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jsc123 said...

I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com.

Lori Taube said...

Daily tweet:
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kngmckellar said...

I follow you as kngmckellar. Something fun about my family is that we all like to act goofy and laugh at silly things. We like to have fun and joke around!

kngmckellar said...

email subscriber

kngmckellar said...

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mail4rosey said...

I follow, and something fun about our family is every summer we set up our own version of the Olympics in our backyard and invite every friend and relative over that we have for an annual BBQ/party.

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Abbyyy said...

I follow on google, and something fun about my family is we have ALWAYS had pets as long as I've been alive, and well they make every day fun :)

Abbyyy said...

I follow on twitter @abbywins86

barbara said...

Thanks for the great contest!
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dreamcleavers said...

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i follow you
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something fun about us is we all have a good sense of humor and can poke at each other and have fun with it

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i follow on twitter
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naynays1 said...

Something fun about us is we do great things as a family and on top of that we have 9 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses and a lizard. Pretty fun, something always going on.
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naynays1 said...

Forgot in my last post that I have also been a subscriber for while. Thanks
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