Thursday, June 3, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad- Review & Giveaway

Giveaway now Closed. Congrats to Surge, Small Footprints and 3 Boys and an Old Lady who won!

Thanks Dad
101 Stories about Gratitude, Love, and Good Times

By: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Wendy Walker
Forword by: Scott Hamilton

This book gives Fathers the pat on the back they deserve. Children of all ages share their heartfelt words of thanks and loving memories in this collection of 101 new stories. Personal accounts of learning from Dad's example and lasting lessons, special moments and memorable outings, encouragement and expectations will bring any father joy, inspiration, and laughs. Whether the reader is a new dad, a father to one or more, a father of teens, a father of grown children, or a grandfather, these heartwarming and humorous stories will resonate with him. He may even find that his kids did pay attention after all! Expect plenty of celebrity contributors!

"The second you hear your first child cry the world is forever different. You have been transformed. I'm now better than I ever have to be. This is the magnificent duty and honor all dads share" ~Scott Hamilton

My thoughts:
A Great opportunity to say Thanks Dad!!! This would make the perfect Father's Day Gift!!! I love reading the Chicken Soup for the Soul books because each one is made up of short stories and are easily read, especially if you don't have much time to spend reading each day. This book will make you laugh and cry and make you think of your own Father. This book has so many great stories and even has special chapters for Stepfathers and Grandfathers.

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

Three of my lucky reader can win this!

MANDATORY/REQUIRED ENTRY:
You need to Follow me and leave a Comment telling me something special about your Father.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
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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 June 17th 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**

48 comments:

anthy said...

I subscribe via email!
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anthy said...

I'd really love to win this book for my dad. :-) He's just a very nice and loving individual. He's always going the extra mile to just try to make us (his kids/wife/grandkids) all happy.

Thank you for the giveaway!

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anthy said...

I follow your blog! entry #2!
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anthy said...

I follow your blog! entry #1!
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409cope said...

My Dad has been gone for quite a few years now, but, he was always worried about my sisters and I, and, believed in never going to bed angry at anyone.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

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Megan said...

We posted about your giveaway at Winning Readings.

grannyvon said...

I would love to win this book for my son-in-law for Father's Day. He is such a great day and deserves a nine gift. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

#1 Thanks for the extra entries. Public Follower on Google Friend Connect. ybutler@oppcatv.com

grannyvon said...

#2 Public Follower on Google Friend Connect. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Surge said...

I am a follower & my dad isnot my real dad, but definetly acts like it!

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busiemommie said...

I'm a follower ~busiemommie
My dad worked for 40 years to support our family of 9 and provide a home where my mom could be a stay at home mom!

busiemommie said...

I follow on GFC #2 ~busiemommie

busiemommie said...

I follow on GFC #1 ~busiemommie

busiemommie said...

I subscribe via email

Small Footprints said...

I'm following you on google friend connect.

My Dad ... well, there's a lot that's special about him. Maybe one of the more "special" qualities he has is that he totally cares about his family and never hesitates to help. He is quick to offer and never asks anything in return. He's a great guy!

Small Footprints said...

Following on Twitter (my id = @smallftprints)

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

2 I follow via GFC
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3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

I follow via GFC

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

I follow. My dad wasn't the best dad when I was younger but he is a wonderful father now and a better dad than I could EVER have imagined.

lovelyritaann said...

I follow you - my dad was an amazing man. He always made me feel special. He passed when I was 12 and not a day goes by that I don't miss him

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lovelyritaann said...

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lovelyritaann said...

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lovelyritaann said...

I follow you on Twitter #1 @lovelyritaann

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lovelyritaann said...

I follow you via GFC #2

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I follow you GFC #1

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lovelyritaann said...

I subscribe via email

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Christine H said...

I Subscribe via e-mail
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Christine H said...

Follow me via Google friend Connect chirth7@yahoo.com 1st entry

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Christine H said...

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Christine H said...

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Christine H said...

I didn't see the manditory entry until after I did the others.
I would love to talk about my Dad. He died when I was 17 of a rare form a brain cancer, They tried everything, he survived a year longer than they expected but some of that time he didn't know us.
But my Dad was the best Dad on the planet. There's wasn't anything he wouldn't teach me or do for me. We played outside together, Base ball bought me my first mit, Soccer cause thats what he played. He helped in the snow make a huge igloo with my and my BFF, that we could both get in side it and walk to the top of it. He talk me how to dive correctly into the pool too. He was never short on love, hugs and Kisses. We were a really awesome family when we had my dad. There's so much more I'd love to say about him, but thats not the point really to give my life story. He was awesome, I just wish I'd gotten to know him as an adult to adult, I missed out of so much. It's been 20 yrs but I still wish he was here.

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Shirley said...

My Dad died so long ago. The thing I remember most he was always rolling his own cigerettes, the tabbaco was in a red can, was it price or St. something maybe.
When I was young He was strict, he let me date one boy when I was 16, and my Dad liked him and I wanted to have a new boyfriend but he wouldn't let me, I ended up married and 2 kids and then a divorce because my 1st husband was a real jerk. But my second husband was wonderful. So I guess life went the way it was suppose to.

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Shirley said...

Subscribe via e-mail
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Shirley said...

I'm a GFC follower 1st entry
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Shirley said...

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Shirley said...

You're already Added @Shawnmh 2nd
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Shirley said...

You're already Added @Shawnmh 1st
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Shirley said...

I'm a GFC follower 2nd entry
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