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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul : 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781558744639

ISBN10:
1558744630
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/1/1997
Publisher(s):
Hci

Summary

This first batch of Chicken Soup for Teens consists of 101 stories every teenager can relate to and learn from -- without feeling criticized or judged. This edition contains important lessons on the nature of friendship and love, the importance of belief in the future, and the value of respect for oneself and others, and much more.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xv
On Relationships
Losing the ``Us''
3(4)
Lia Gay
After a While
7(1)
Veronica A. Shoffstall
Soul Mates
8(3)
Fran Leb
The Miss of a Great ``Miss''
11(3)
Jack Schlatter
My First Kiss, and Then Some
14(3)
Mary Jane West-Delgado
First Kiss---First Lesson
17(8)
Jennifer Braunschweiger
Changes in Life
25(3)
Sheila K. Reyman
First Love
28(3)
Mary Ellen Klee
A High School Love Not Forgotten
31(5)
Diana L. Chapman
On Friendship
Betty Ann
36(5)
Ina Hughs
The Gossiper
41(2)
Author Unknown
A Simple Christmas Card
43(3)
Theresa Peterson
Please Listen
46(2)
Author Unknown
She Told Me It Was Okay to Cry
48(2)
Daphna Renan
Lessons in Friendship
50(5)
A. J. Langer
Always Return Your Phone Calls
55(2)
Anonymous
My New Best Friend
57(2)
Kimberly Kirberger
The Days of Cardboard Boxes
59(8)
Eva Burke
On Family
She Didn't Give Up on Me
67(5)
Sharon Whitley
Mama's Hands
72(2)
Tommi Jo Casteel
Unconditional Mom
74(4)
Sarah J. Vogt
The Bible
78(2)
Beckah Fink
The Birthday
80(3)
Melissa Esposito
The Home Run
83(1)
Terri Vandermark
My Big Brother
84(3)
Lisa Gumenick
A Brother's Voice
87(3)
James Malinchak
Daddy Weirdest
90(5)
Rebecca Barry
A Famous Father
95(2)
Author Unknown
Lessons in Baseball
97(3)
Chick Moorman
The Champ
100(2)
Nailah Malik
I Love You, Dad
102(3)
Nick Curry III
I Am Home
105(5)
Jennie Garth
On Love and Kindness
Tigress
110(4)
Judith S. Johnessee
Bright Heart
114(3)
Jennifer Love Hewitt
The Secret of Happiness The Speaker's Sourcebook
117(2)
Reaching Out to a Stranger
119(4)
Barbara A. Lewis
Smile
123(2)
Barbara Hauck
Mrs. Link
125(2)
Susan Daniels Adams
A Mason-Dixon Memory
127(7)
Clifton Davis
The Mirror
134(2)
Robert Fulghum
A Gift for Two
136(2)
Andrea Hensley
Life Just Isn't
138(3)
Katie Leicht
Tell the World for Me
141(4)
John Powell
Like People First
145(4)
Kent Nerburn
Lilacs Bloom Every Spring blue jean magazine
149(4)
Paint Brush
153(3)
Bettie B. Youngs
On Learning
Egg Lessons
156(4)
Kimberly Kirberger
A Long Walk Home
160(3)
Jason Bocarro
The Cost of Gratefulness
163(3)
Randal Jones
I Try to Remember
166(4)
Author Unknown
Mrs. Virginia Deview, Where Are You?
170(5)
Diana L. Chapman
What's Wrong? The Speaker's Sourcebook
175(2)
The Eternal Gifts
177(4)
Jack Schlatter
Socrates Retold
181(2)
Eric Saperston
Challenge Days
183(4)
Andrew Tertes
Please Hear What I'm Not Saying
187(2)
Jill Zevallos-Solak
I Am . . .
189(3)
Amy Yerkes
Sparky Bits & Pieces
192(2)
Detention Can Be Fun
194(4)
Bill Cosby
If I Knew
198(2)
Kimberly Kirberger
Eleven
200(6)
Sandra Cisneros
Tough Stuff
I'll Always Be With You
206(5)
Dale
Dar Emme
My Story
211(3)
Lia Gay
Somebody Should Have Taught Him Retold
214(2)
Jane Watkins
Just One Drink
216(2)
Chris Laddish
The Dance
218(2)
Tony Arata
The Premonition
220(6)
Bruce Burch
Dead at 17
226(2)
John Berrio
I'll Be Looking for You, Ace
228(4)
Jennifer Lohrfink
``Gabby, You're Sooo Skinny''
232(4)
Gabriella Tortes
Last Wish
236(4)
Christi Galloway
Gold-Medal Winner
240(2)
Rick Metzger
Anne
242(3)
Ina Hughs
Desiderata
245(3)
Max Ehrmann
Making a Difference
What Is Success?
248(1)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be Cool . . . Stay in School!
249(4)
Jason Summey
The Leader
253(1)
Tony Overman
Courage in Action
254(2)
Bill Sanders
Turning Up Your Light
256(3)
Eric Allenbaugh
The Oyster Author Unknown
259(2)
Courage in a Fire
261(5)
Barbara A. Lewis
The Most Mature Thing I've Ever Seen
266(4)
Chris Blake
Broken Wing
270(3)
Jim Hullihan
Passing the Dream
273(3)
Penny Caldwell
Going For It!
The Girl Next Door
276(3)
Amanda Dykstra
I'll Be Back
279(8)
Jack Cavanaugh
Just Me
287(2)
Tom Krause
True Height
289(5)
David Naster
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan
294(4)
Helen Keller
The Gravediggers of Parkview Junior High
298(4)
Kif Anderson
Adulthood
302(4)
Robert Fulghum
Teenagers' Bill of Rights
306(2)
Lia Gay
The Boy Who Talked with Dolphins
308(8)
Paula McDonald
Wild Thing
316(3)
Jennifer Philbin
To Track Down My Dream
319(2)
Ashley Hodgeson
From Crutches to a World-Class Runner The Speaker's Sourcebook
321(2)
If
323(2)
Rudyard Kipling
No-Hair Day
325(3)
Jennifer Rosenfeld
Alison Lambert
I Did It!
328(3)
Mark E. Smith
Growing
331(1)
Brooke Mueller
New Beginnings
332(3)
Paula (Bachleda) Koskey
More Chicken Soup?
335(1)
Supporting Teenagers
336(2)
Who Is Jack Canfield?
338(1)
Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?
339(1)
Who Is Kimberly Kirberger?
340(1)
Contributors 341(9)
Permissions 350

Excerpts

I Love You, Dad If God can work through me, he can work through anyone. —St. Francis of Assisi I met a man who came to Tampa for his father's funeral. Father and son hadn't seen each other in years. In fact, according to the son, his father had left when he was a boy, and they had had little contact until about a year ago, when his father had sent him a birthday card with a note saying he'd like to see his son again. After discussing a trip to Florida with his wife and children and consulting his busy schedule at his office, the son tentatively set a date to visit his father two months later. He would drive his family down when school was out for vacation. He scribbled a note and with mixed emotions, dropped it in the mail. He heard back immediately. Written on lined paper torn from a spiral notebook, such as a schoolboy would use, were words of excitement penned in a barely legible scrawl. Misspelled words, poor grammar and incorrect punctuation bounced off the page. The man was embarrassed for his father. He thought twice about the upcoming visit. It just so happened that the man's daughter made the cheerleading squad at her school and had to go to a camp conducted for cheering techniques. Coincidentally, it started the week after school was out. The trip to Florida would have to be postponed. His father said he understood, but the son didn't hear from him again for some time. A note here or there, an occasional call. They didn't say much—muttered sentences, comments about "your mother," a couple of clouded stories about the man's childhood—but it was enough to put together a few of the missing pieces. In November the son received a call from his father's neighbor. His father had been taken to the hospital with heart problems. The son spoke with the charge nurse, who assured him his father was doing well following a heart attack. The doctor could provide details. His father said, "I'm fine. You don't have to make a trip out here. The doctor says there was minor damage, and I can go home day after tomorrow." He called his father every few days after that. They chatted and laughed and talked about getting together "soon." He sent money for Christmas. His father sent small gifts for his children and a pen and pencil set for his son. It was a cheap set, probably purchased at a discount pharmacy or variety-type store, and the kids tossed their tokens from Grandpa aside without much notice. But his wife received a precious music box made of crystal. Overwhelmed, she expressed her gratitude to the old man when they called him on Christmas Day. "It was my mother's," the old man explained. "I wanted you to have it." The man's wife told her husband that they should have invited the old man for the holidays. As an excuse for not having done so, she added, "But it probably would be too cold for him here, anyway.ö In February, the man decided to visit his father. As luck would have it, however, his boss's wife had to have an

Excerpted from Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning by Jack L. Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger, Mitch Claspy, Jack Canfield
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