Monday, December 13, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul Family Matters - Review and Giveaway


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters
101 Unforgettable Stories about Our Nutty but Lovable Families
Nearly everyone thinks their own family is "nutty" or has at least one or two nuts. With 101 stories of wacky yet lovable relatives, funny foibles, and holiday meltdowns along with more serious stories about abuse and outbursts, this book is usually hilarious and occasionally poignant. Readers will feel comforted, amused, and encouraged by these unforgettable stories about "nutty" families just like their own. This book shows readers that we all have the same family matters and what really matters is families. It is a quirky and fun holiday book, and a great bridal shower or wedding gift!

I love the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I love that they are short stories that I can read when I get a free minute, and I also love that they really are a source of healing for your soul. They have a huge variety of books for every person you can think of... moms, dads, teens, teachers, and so many more. Some of the stories make you laugh, some make you cry, some make you thankful. 

When the latest book, Family Matters, arrived I was really excited because right on the cover it says "Warning: May Contain Nuts," and this is what I needed during the hectic holiday season. I needed to be able to laugh and realize that my family isn't the only one who is weird or quirky, we aren't the only ones who fight or get on each other's nerves. The holidays can definitely bring out the worst in us as we deal with the stress. But it's also the perfect time to remember how lucky you are to have your family and how much you love them.

I have spent the last several evenings cuddled up reading about other people's families. The kids that make the messes and how angry the moms and dads get, but how they all end up hugging and thankful for those moments. The husbands and wives who argue or have very different views on things, but love each other none the less.  As always, I laughed and teared up at times. I related to a lot of them and wondered with others if my future would be similar. I had a lot of fun reading this book.

GIVEAWAY: One Lucky Reader will win a copy of the newest Chicken Soup for the Soul Book - Family Matters
 
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to leave your e-mail address!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell me your favorite Chicken Soup for the Soul book OR tell me why you would like to win this one.



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This giveaway is open to US and Canada.
This giveaway ends on December 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm EST. One winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified by e-mail. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Good Luck!

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