Chicken Soup For The Soul

Author : Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Amy Newmark

Genre : Self-help

Chicken Soup for the Soul came into existence when Jack Canfield and Mark Hansen, both motivational speakers and writers, decided to put together inspirational true stories, most of which came from their audience. The book was rejected many times from major publishers in New York, finally to be accepted by a small, self-help publisher. It became an instant hit among the readers, becoming the Top 3 bestselling books in the USA in mid-nineties. A series started (Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, for example) selling perhaps 500 million copies, with translations in 43 different languages.