Synopses & Reviews
An inspiring and humorous celebration of the special bond of friendship.
She championed you through your years wearing braces and you calmed her nerves before her walk down the aisle. She advised you on what to wear to land your perfect job and you taught her how to get her newborn to sleep during a midnight phone call. Together you've dug through your backyard looking for pirate's treasure and dug through bargain bins during shopping outings; you’ve shared your secrets, doubts and dreams; and you look forward to conquering hot flashes together.
You may have met her in kindergarten or at work, in a playgroup or on the Internet—but if she’s cheered you up, cheered you on or lifted your spirit, Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul is the perfect tribute to that special friend. Whether she's your lunch companion, your sounding board, your confidant, or all of the above, she anchors you during life's storms and helps you revel in life's joys.
With tales of finding friends in unexpected places, of strength during life's toughest challenges, and of forging lifelong bonds and memories, this book will tug at your heart and hers as you celebrate the unique spirit of female friendship.
"As most women will attest, no relationship can take the place of a good girlfriend. At every stage of life, close female friends support each other, enjoy life together and listen patiently as the other vents. This latest addition to the Chicken Soup series celebrates this relationship with dozens of heartwarming tales. Divided into sections such as 'Overcoming Obstacles,' 'Special Moments' and 'The True Meaning of Friendship,' these stories, poems and letters touch on all aspects of friendship at all stages of life, from lighthearted moments to more serious and sometimes sad occasions. In 'Princess Poobah,' Betsy Carter humorously describes the way she and her best friend, Sherry-Lee, fought back, after being excluded from high school sororities, by forming their own group, one with no function but with a distinctive handshake, as 'a cool antidote to the elite sororities.' In 'The Swing,' Teresa Cleary eloquently recalls the way she and Jenny coped with the death of another friend from heart disease. And in 'The Gift of Baby Drowsy,' Jodi L. Severson relates a lifetime of shared experiences with Lauri that demonstrates how the two mischievous girls grew into loyal friends who helped each other through difficult times. These entertaining and heartfelt recollections will be enjoyed by many." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
An inspiring and humorous celebration of the special bond of friendship
Our girlfriends are our touchstones. They are one of the most important aspects of life, offering the acceptance, support, laughter, and love that make our lives complete. Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Soul celebrates these important people. Some stories will remind readers of friends past and trigger fond memories; some will encourage them to acknowledge special friends they've been overlooking; others will provide insight into the difficult times friendships often face; and each one will bring inspiration and warmth, knitting a tighter bond between friends close and far.
Unexpected Friends-The quirky circumstances of friendship, Childhood Friends-Celebrating our first early friendships, Girls Just Want to Have Fun-The fun-loving times women share, Being There-Stories of friends helping friends through tough times
About the Author
Jack Canfield is the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He is a professional speaker who has dedicated his live to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.Mark Victor Hansen is the #1 New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He is a professional speaker who has dedicated his live to enhancing the personal and professional development of others.Mark and Chrissy Donnelly are the co-founders of the Donnelly Marketing Group and co-authors of 8 previous Chicken Soup for the Soul titles. They live in Phoenix, AZ. Stefanie Adrian is a freelance writer and editor who resides in San Diego.Mark and Chrissy Donnelly are the co-founders of the Donnelly Marketing Group and co-authors of 8 previous Chicken Soup for the Soul titles. They live in Phoenix, AZ. Stefanie Adrian is a freelance writer and editor who resides in San Diego.