Something about the Chicken Soup for the Soul books has always appealed to me. I love that I can pick them up and read a story whenever my kids give me a few minutes to myself. The stories are short and always true stories from people like you and me.
The newest Chicken Soup for the Soul book is called “All in the Family.” It has 101 incredible stories about family moments that will make you laugh, some of them I dropped the book I was laughing so hard. It is basically a book that I am sure we could all write and have experienced, but it is nice to see it happens in other families! I thought I was the only one with a Crazy Aunt?
I haven’t read the whole book yet, but the stories I have read have been great. My favorite story is “Merry Christmas, I broke into your house!” Yeah the stories are that good, think America’s Funniest Home Videos meets a book! The stories really are though short (about 3-4 pages each) and sweet and really make you appreciate your own family no matter how crazy they are! Oh and best of all is that the stories are organized into chapters including: Eccentrics Are Us, In-Laws and Outlaws, Family Vacations and Reunions, Forgiveness, Thanks for the Memories, Putting the Fun in Dysfunctional, Family Secrets, Happy Horrible Holidays, Reunited, Brothers and Sisters, and Parents and Kids.
Is your family a little weird? Do you have a couple of "dysfunctional" family members? You're not alone! Chicken Soup for the Soul presents YOUR FAMILY! This great new collection of stories highlights our wacky yet lovable relatives, holiday meltdowns, funny foibles, and incredible in-laws, along with more serious stories about abuse, control freaks, and flare-ups. This book is usually hilarious, and occasionally poignant. It is a quirky and fun holiday book, and a great bridal shower or wedding gift! Norman Rockwell's famous Thanksgiving family painting appears on the back cover and is lovingly parodied on the front, showing that all our families are just a little dysfunctional!
BUY IT: You can find Chicken Soup for the Soul: All in the Family at your local bookstore or at Amazon. You can also check out the Chicken Soup for the Soul website for more information and you can even submit your own stories there!