Chicken Soup for the African-American Soul. New Book Features Life Story Writing Discussion Forum Member, Air Force Veteran, Retired Firefighter, and Author Herchel Newman (Herm Newman)

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Chicken Soup for the African-American Soul. New Book Features Life Story Writing Discussion Forum Member, Air Force Veteran, Retired Professional Firefighter, and Author Herchel Newman (Herm Newman) Herchel Newman's story was included in the 101 stories chosen from 3,000 to be featured in Chicken Soup for the African-American Soul.

Herchel Newman's story was included in the 101 stories chosen from 3,000 to be featured in Chicken Soup for the African-American Soul. Other contributors to the New York Times #1 Best Seller series, Chicken Soup for the African-American Soul include Yolanda King, Colin Powell, Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, Muhammad Ali, Bishop T. D. Jakes, and Aretha Franklin.

Herchel Newman dedicated the story to his #1 fan by saying:

"I dedicate the accomplishment of being included in this historic book to my wife, Sweet Lonnie. She overrode my doubt with, "Yes you can!" When I put writing down she picked it up, handed it to me and said, "You must not stop." When inspiration fell asleep in me, she woke it up. When I wasn't listening, she told me what God said. She is my inspiration. She is my help meet; God's expression of His love for me. She is a pruning tool in His hand to make me produce more fruit to His Glory.

Leondra, you are easy to love. Your encouragement and belief in me causes me to believe the words, "Yes,I can!" I'm joyful because God did not deny me the prize of your love."

Chicken Soup for the African-American Soul: Celebrating and Sharing Our Culture One Story at a Time, was released nationwide on September 25. The book is available here: http://tinyurl.com/3odso

The Chicken Soup Series, co-authored by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, has been a #1 bestseller according to New York Times and USA Today. Lisa Nichols is the co-author of the African-American edition. 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.

Herm (Herchel Newman) has participated in the Life Story Writing Discussion Forum for several years and has helped it grow from 238 members to over 675 members who are writing the stories of their lives. Life Story Writing Discussion Forum is for anyone interested in writing, biography, genealogy or family history. Everyone has a life story. Have you written yours?

About Life Story Writing Network

The Life Story Writing Network exists to promote life story writing as a means to leave an accurate record of events in our lives, our values, family traditions and spiritual beliefs for the next generation. Our purpose is to be balcony people for others, cheering them on and encouraging them to write their story. The list provides encouragement, writing prompts ( http://www.christmas-gifts-shopping-online.com/randomwords/ ) , story ideas, writing resources - ( http://www.writing-resources.com/ ), writing tips, praise, and critique. The discussion forum is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lifestory/ the weblog is at http://www.lifestorywriting.org/ and many stories are available online at http://www.lifestorywriting.com/ and http://www.lifestorywriting.net/

Join the lifestory discussion forum by sending e-mail to lifestory-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and replying to the confirmation request.

About Chicken Soup

Making chicken soup that is good for the body, rather than the soul, is a cherished art form. Chicken soup recipes can be found at a variety of locations including http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chickenrecipe/ http://www.worldfamousrecipes.com/chicken-recipes.html , http://www.worldfamousrecipes.com/chicken-recipes_2.html and http://www.worldfamousrecipes.com/chicken-soup-recipes.html ... A famous recipe which is the winner of the best chicken soup in America recipe contest is listed here: http://www.worldfamousrecipes.com/chicken-soup-winner.html ( Rosely Himmelstein of New York City wins decisive "Soup-er Tuesday" victory in Shabbat Across America Chicken Soup Challenge )

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