Monday, May 4, 2009

Just in time for Mother's Day....

UPDATED: Since I am nearly blind and unable to see I am picking the 1st two Mother & Daughters commenters and the first two Mothers & Sons commenters. Jessica and Jessica won the daughter books and Stephanie and Tara won the Sons books. CONGRATS!!!!


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter
and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons

Two great books for your mother/mother-in-law/sister/yourself of stories about the special bond between mothers and their sons and or daughters. I am giving away TWO COPIES of EACH BOOK. That means there will be FOUR WINNERS. Just leave me one comment per person and included the title you would like to have.

Want another chance to win? Tweet about the giveaway for another chance to win (leave me tweet in comments) and/or leave this link on your FaceBook page (copy and paste and leave it in the comments). Contest ends May 6th.



Turning into your mother? You’re not alone

Mothers and daughters dish their uncanny connections in Chicken Soup for the Soul

COS COB, Conn. – From borrowed outfits to goofy mannerisms, there is a time when most women must sheepishly admit, “I’m turning into my mother.” But while mother-daughter duos like Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn, Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner, or Jamie Lee Curtis and Janet Leigh are all notable examples of passed-down female genes, you don’t have to look to Hollywood for special mother-daughter bonds. The magical similarities that mothers and daughters share are among the most heart-warming – and often amusing – features of any family.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter (Chicken Soup for the Soul, September 30, 2008, 978-1935096-07-8, $14.95) is a collection of stories written by moms and daughters on their mutual admiration for one another. It is part of the “101 Best Stories” series by the new publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. With refreshed cover designs and interior layouts, books in the “101 Best Stories” series offer the Editor’s favorite tales and poems submitted in the 15-year history of Chicken Soup for the Soul, reflecting the brand’s excitement and new energy on this memorable anniversary.

Divided into sections ranging from “Learning from Each Other” to “Saying Goodbye,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter offers stories on maternal wisdom, raising teenage girls, becoming friends with Mom, grandmothers, granddaughters, and more.

My mother and I have always had a very special relationship, a bond that few people can comprehend,” writes Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter contributor Nicole Plyler Fisk. “Ever since I was a little girl, I remember her teaching me about a mother’s love: constant and unconditional. She would remind me of an old Polish proverb: The greater love is a mother’s, then comes a dog’s, then a sweetheart’s.”

Inside Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter, you’ll also read about:

  • How contributor Lizanne Southgate was reunited with her daughter after nearly 20 years

  • How cyclist Peggy Newland recreated her mother’s cross-country bicycle ride

  • How contributor Shana Helmholdt battled – and survived – leukemia, with her mother by her side

  • Why contributor Sylvia Rosa-Casanova describes the period that her mother moved in with her as a time of “the most grief and the most joy”

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter (Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark) releases September 2008. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, publishes all the latest titles in the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which are distributed through Simon and Schuster, Inc. Since 1993, books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have sold over 112 million copies, with titles translated into over 40 languages. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing also licenses the right to use its famous trademark to high quality licensees through IMG, the world's premier licensing agent. The company is currently implementing a plan to expand into all media, is working with TV networks on several TV shows and is developing a major Internet presence dedicated to life improvement, emotional support and inspiration. In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century. For more information visit: www.chickensoup.com.





Mama’s boys – and the mothers who love them

New Chicken Soup for the Soul collection celebrates eternal bond between mothers and sons

COS COB, Conn. – As numerous mothers know, raising boys can be an adventure. From baby blue blankets to first wedding dances, sons provide their mothers immeasurable amounts of joy – not to mention bruised knees to clean, rambunctious friends, and good-natured teasing. And while many men might bristle at the term “mama’s boy,” most mothers consider it high praise for their beloved sons.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms and Sons (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC., 978-1-935096-16-0, September 2008, $14.95) is a collection of stories from mothers, grandmothers, and sons about their special relationship. It is part of the new “101 Best Stories” series by the new publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul books. With refreshed cover designs and interior layouts, books in the “101 Best Stories” series offer the Editor’s favorite tales and poems submitted in the 15-year history of Chicken Soup for the Soul, reflecting the brand’s excitement and new energy on this memorable anniversary.

With topics ranging from “Being a Sport” to “Raising Wonderful Men,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms and Sons offers glimpses into the touching – and often funny – interactions between mothers and their boys. Grateful sons, single moms, and loving grandmothers all chime in to add their voices to this new collection.

What more could a son ask from his mother than her continued support and love?” writes Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms and Sons contributor Johnny N. Ortez. “Nothing can compare to a mother’s love, and being a mama’s boy is a good thing. My mom has been the rock of my life.”

Unity, love family – these are the things that saved my sons and will save many more sons to come,” writes Falaka Fattah, who adopted the members of a Philadelphia gang and became their surrogate mother. “There is no limit to this love. My own name, Falaka, means “new day.” Every day for me is another opportunity to be a mother to these boys who, more than anything, simply need love.”

Inside Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms and Sons, you’ll also read about:

  • How Connie Hill’s son honored her for being a working mom

  • The meaning behind Cheryl Costello-Forshey’s “no hug” rule – and how a son decided to break it

  • Why Kirk Hill took his mom out on a date

  • Why dinnertime is the favorite time of day for Lynn Fredericks, single mom of two sons

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms and Sons (Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Amy Newmark) releases September 2008. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, publishes all the latest titles in the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series which are distributed through Simon and Schuster, Inc. Since 1993, books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have sold over 112 million copies, with titles translated into over 40 languages. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing also licenses the right to use its famous trademark to high quality licensees through IMG, the world's premier licensing agent. The company is currently implementing a plan to expand into all media, is working with TV networks on several TV shows and is developing a major Internet presence dedicated to life improvement, emotional support and inspiration. In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books in the last quarter century. For more information visit: www.chickensoup.com.

14 comments:

Jessica said...

Awesome Giveaway! I would love the Mothers & Daughters. Thanks OhMommy!

Jessica said...

I would love the Mothers & Daughters book. I can never put down these books - such good stories!

Stephanie said...

What a great giveaway! I love the chicken soup books. I would love to have the moms and sons book. You rock OhMommy

Tara R. said...

The mom and sons book would have a honored place on my bookshelf.

April said...

I love these books and the mother/daughter one would be a nice addition to my present for my mom!

April
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heather said...

Yeah, I would love the Mother's and Daughters

Kelly Wolfe said...

I love these books!! I wanna win!!

Kelly said...

I would love Mothers and Sons. That is one that I haven't read yet.

Kristin said...

I would love the Mother/Daughter book!

mom2tot said...

I love these books, I would like to win "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons"

Blessings From Above said...

The Chicken Soup for the Soul series is great. I would LOVE to win the Mother's and Daughter's book!

Natalie Jane said...

I would like the Like Mother, Like Daughter book. I am just about to see my mom for the first time in a while and I would probably read it and then gift it to her.

Hailey said...

Great giveaway! I would love the Moms & Sons. Ryan's mom (my MIL) would love this for mother's day! Ha! :-)

Kelbabe said...

I am a HUGE fan of these books! Since I have two daughters, I would LOVE the mother/daughter one. My fingers are crossed! :o)