Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul

Book Review: Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul
Quite appropriately – I think – for Valentine’s Day, the newest Chicken Soup book, “Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul” is being released on Monday, February 14, 2005!

Written and compiled by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Laurie Hartman and Nancy Vogl, “Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul shares the joys, challenges and humorous moments of single moms and dads.” In a press release forwarded to me by co-author, Nancy Vogl, the book is described as follows:

“Every single parent has a different story to tell, but a common thread of hope and comfort unites them all. You are not alone!

Being a single Parent can sometimes seem overwhelming. But the joys and triumphs of this special responsibility are incalculable.

Whether you are a single parent because of divorce or widowhood, by choice or by surprise, you are part of an extraordinary club, shouldering the many obligations and responsibilities of parenting alone.

Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul shares the joys, challenges and humorous moment of single moms and dads. From daily struggles to amazing triumphs, this book captures the breadth of experiences that define single parenting.

Within the pages you will find inspiration and advice for getting through the difficult times, reassurance for those days when you worry you’re not living up to expectations and reminders of the unique influence you have on your children’s lives.”

Ms. Vogl sent me two of the stories included in the book as a sample of the types of stories contained therein. I have a lot of experience with Chicken Soup books. I have read Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, shared Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul and Chicken Soup for the Teenager’s Soul, Vols. 1, 2, & 3 with both my daughters, and my daughters have the Chicken Soup for the Teenager’s Soul Workbook and love it! One thing I can always guarantee about a Chicken Soup book is that I will smile, I will laugh, I will cry and I will learn something new. In just the two stories Ms. Vogl shared with me, I accomplished all four of these, so the impact of the book as a whole must be amazing! I can hardly wait to read it in its entirety!

Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul is available in bookstores and on Also, if you are interested in a personalized, autographed copy, you may purchase a copy from Ms. Nancy Vogl at

I will be adding an update to this review when I have completed the book. In the meantime, I rest safe in my suggestion that this is a book that you, too, will find helpful and inspirational.

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