Jennifer Read Hawthorne

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Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul

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This shining collection of true stories, which held the #1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list for weeks, honors the strength and reveals the beauty of women’s spirits.

Whether you’re a career woman or a stay-at-home mom, a teenager or a senior citizen, a young woman just starting out or a woman of the world, this delightful book will be a treasured companion for years to come.

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A woman’s life is full of emotions and this book touches them all. At last, a Chicken Soup just for us! It will warm your heart and lift your spirit.”

Leeza Gibbons
television host

“What a delightful treat! Take a break to read a few stories from Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul. It will add more joy and love to your day.”

Gladys Knight
singer and entertainer

“At last, a Chicken Soup for women! It touched all of my emotions—I laughed, I cried, I was inspired. Thank you for touching my female soul.”

Olivia Newton-John
singer and actress

“Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul is a fabulous collection of inspiring stories for women. What a phenomenal way to connect with other women! This book will definitely move your heart and uplift your spirit!”

Ann W. Richards
former governor of Texas

“As women, we give so much of our hearts and souls to others. Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul will fill you back up with love, joy and inspiration, and help you celebrate your magical female spirit.”

Barbara De Angelis
author, Real Moments

“It is not very often that one reads a book that entertains, uplifts and moves one to tears. Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul is one of those books. I highly recommend it.”

Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.
author, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and
End the Struggle and Dance with Life

“I loved Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul—this edition of the Chicken Soup books has particularly touched me! Please keep writing more, as I’ve grown to depend on these books throughout all of my many hours on airplanes!”

Daisy Fuentes
model, actress, spokesperson

“These stories remind us what it truly means to be a woman or girl in today’s complex world—to have the personal courage, self-esteem and mentors who will inspire us to reach our dreams. Every busy working woman should take a few minutes out of her day to read these stories. They will refresh, inspire and bring balance to the day!”

Leslie Smith
executive director, National Association for
Female Executives Women’s Foundation

“This serving of Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul has the power to heal the common cold of the human heart.”

Margareta Arvidsson Cederroth
former Miss Universe

“This beautiful collection of stories proclaims the richness of a tapestry of experience woven from the lives of women. These stories are refreshing and insightful; they help us become more self-aware and see with greater clarity those simple things that give menaing to our lives.”

Ellen Green, Ph.D.
classics professor
University of Oklahoma

“Reading Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul is an invitation to connect with what is best about our lives—faith, hope, charity and love. I’ll take two helpings please—one for me and one for a friend!”

Susan B. Wilson
author, Your Intelligent Heart: Notes to
Women Who Work and Goal Setting

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