What’s Next … Chicken Soup for the Blogger’s Soul?

  • I received this e-mail from Amazon.com the other day:

Dear Amazon.com Customer,

As someone who has purchased books by Mark Victor Hansen, you might like to know that Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Asthma (Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living) will be released in paperback soon. You can pre-order your copy by following the link below.

Is it just me, or don’t we have enough Chicken Soup for the Soul books already? Amazon.com lists 513, and I personally own a few of them (they did wonders when I had a long recovery a few years back).

So don’t get me wrong. This series is successful precisely because it tugs at the heartstrings. Kind of like a Hallmark card on steroids.

Maybe I should applaud Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. At a time when personalization and “all about me” don’t show any sign of abating, they keep cranking out book after book… and people keep buying them:

There are books for different ethnicities, different ages (Kids Soul, Preteen Soul I & II, Teenage Soul I-IV, Grandparent’s Soul and more, ), professions (Dental Soul) and interests (Traveler’s Soul, Golfer’s Soul). The list goes on. Pretty soon we’ll all have our own Chicken Soup book.

(If you’re feeling particularly cranky, you may want to buy Chicken Poop for the Soul: Stories to Harden the Heart and Dampen the Spirit, a parody by David Fisher.)

But what I’m really holding out for is Chicken Soup for the Blogger’s Soul. I’ll even help put it together.

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