(PRWEB) August 20, 2004
The latest title in the #1 New York Times best-selling series "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series is now available. "Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul," provides a dose of inspiration for caregiving professionals and the millions who help care for family and friends.
"The word 'caregiver' encompasses a great deal: choices, responsibilities, emotions and even hidden joys. Chicken Soup for the CaregiverÂs Soul embraces all of these, leaving you with the greatest emotion of all, laughter through tears," notes Lisa Copen of Rest Ministries. "YouÂll find yourself giggling while choking back a sob, realizing that through any circumstance you can still find hope. A perfect gift for a friend or yourself."
This edition in the series has a particularly strong connection to northern Colorado, including local author and speaker LeAnn Thieman as co-author. Among the 98 stories in the book, 12 are from the Fort Collins/Loveland/Greeley area, and two are from Denver Â not because LeAnn was on the editorial team, but because of the many high-quality stories that were submitted from this area. More than 1200 stories were submitted for consideration from all over the world. The top 150 were then sent to a team of 40 readers who scored them to select which would be included in the book.
The book opens with a forward by Rosalynn Carter, and closes with a contribution by local business woman and speaker Ann Clarke about her son Rich's relationship with his grandmother. Rich is a rehabilitation trainer at Poudre Valley Hospital.
"I am so proud to honor my son's 'gift' in a story I wrote about him taking care of his grandmother in the last months of her life," Ann said.
Just in time for November, which is National Family Caregivers Month, the book is expected to appeal to the more than 54 million people in America who help care for ailing or recovering family members and friends, and millions more give of themselves to others through day care, eldercare, emergency and community service. A portion of the proceeds from the book will support the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving.
While rewarding, care giving requires tremendous emotional, physical and spiritual stamina. Chicken Soup for the CaregiverÂs Soul offers a respite to those who give care through inspiring and uplifting stories about the work they do and its power to transform lives. Through awe-inspiring glimpses of real-life experiences of others, readers will find the motivation to overcome a challenging day, welcome recognition for their selfless contributions, and the encouragement to continue making a positive difference in othersÂ lives.
The Chicken Soup for the Soul book series was recently featured on CBS Television's "60 Minutes II," and was the inspiration for a television series on PAX TV. The books have been translated into more than 36 languages. The publisher of the Chicken Soup series, HCI, is located in Deerfield Beach, Florida and has been in operation for over two decades. For further information, visit the companyÂs website at http://www.hcibooks.com. For more information on this Chicken Soup title, visit http://www.hcibooks.com/book-description.asp?BookID=651.
About Ann Clarke
For more than 20 years as a marketing consultant, Ann ClarkeÂs personal mission has been to help women take their businesses to the next level of success. During that time, sheÂs privately mentored and publicly "preached" that networking and relationship marketing are the keys to success. She's also a widely published writer and photographer. Hundreds of her pictures and articles have appeared in a variety of magazines, from Highlights for Children and Family Circle to Western Horseman and Police News. As a marketing professional, her clients have included Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett-Packard to a variety of non-profits, small businesses, professional speakers, and top producer real estate agents. She is a nationally recognized speaker, and a professional member of the National Speakers Association. AnnÂs Web site, http://www.annclarke.com, features her Northern Colorado Networking Newsletter, a free monthly resource to help business women enjoy personal and professional success.
About LeAnn Thieman
LeAnn ThiemanÂs (Tee-manÂs) life changed forever when she bought a dozen cupcakes at a bake sale to support war orphans in Vietnam. Her book, This Must Be My Brother, details her daring adventure to help rescue 300 babies during Operation Babylift in 1975, as Saigon was falling to the Communists. As a nationally acclaimed speaker, author and nurse, her popular keynotes and seminars inspire thousands to balance their lives, truly live their priorities and make a difference in the world. She is co-author of the New York Times best sellers Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman's Soul, as well as Chicken Soup for the Caregiver's Soul. She is currently coauthoring three more Chicken Soup titles, which are due out in 2005. Negotiations are underway for her Operation Babylift story to be made into a movie. For more information, please visit http://www.leannthieman.com.
About the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Founded in 1987 to honor former First Lady Rosalynn CarterÂs lifelong commitment to caregiving, The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) is a national center of excellence in caregiving. The RCI works to increase community caregiving capacity by forming partnerships with professionals, groups, and individuals. One of the RCIÂs major initiatives is the National Quality Caregiving Coalition of the Rosalynn Carter Institute (http://www.nqcc-rci.org). The major project of the NQCC is the development of a Report Card on Caregiving in America. For more information, please visit http://www.rosalynncarter.org