Sunday, February 1, 2009
Shannon's Review - Chicken Soup for the Women's Soul by Various Authors
Title:: Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
Series:: Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
Author(s):: Various Authors
Genre:: Self Improvement
Summary: Short stories of strong women living out their dreams.
Challenges:20 Book in 2009(9),
My Thoughts: This book has good, inspiring stories of women who have done it all, from childhood memories to growing old and wiser. A couple of the stories had me tearing up.
I have a few favorites that stick out. One called "The Wind Beneath Her Wings" is a story about Jean Harper, one of the first three female pilots for United Airlines. The woman's dream was always to be a pilot, and first everyone told her she couldn't, or she didn't have chance. She Almost believed that, until one teacher told her to live the dream. Another one was "Mother's Day," about a woman who was in her 30's and thought she would never have children, but in her 40's did. It makes me feel a little hopeful about myself. All the stories definitely spark emotion in a person; I can't see how they could not.
About the Authors: This book has various author. I am not going to list them all because there are so many, but Chicken Soup for the Soul has a website you can go to, ChickenSoup.com