A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul Canfield, Jack; Hansen, Mark Victor; McCarty, Hanoch and Speedmerchant65 / Fireside Books
A 4th Course of Chicken Soup for the Soul Canfield, Jack; Hansen, Mark Victor; McCarty, Hanoch and Speedmerchant65 / Fireside Books
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Product Description NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The fourth installment in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series promises to be even more popular than its predecessors. The perfect gift for friends, family and business associates is now available in A 4th Course.  From Publishers Weekly The authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books (Canfield and Hansen) now team up with the Acts of Kindness authors to bring forth yet another collection of sentimental anecdotes. These stories are grouped into the categories of love, kindness, parents and parenting, teaching and learning, death and dying, gaining perspective and overcoming obstacles. Most are personal experiences illustrating moments of tenderness, justice, self-sacrifice, appreciation, pride or the bonding of people to one another. Some are parables, a few are genuine epiphanies and one or two, as welcome relief, are actually humorous. Following the stories is a section entitled "Eclectic Wisdom," which offers a few poems, and a list of "101 Gifts to Give All Year Long," such as "smile," "say something nice to someone," "be optimistic," and "use just one parking space." Readers who loved the first three servings of this fare will not be disappointed in this latest effort. Others may find the soup a bit too sweet. 50,000 first printing; major ad/promo; simultaneous audio; author tour. Copyright 1997 Cahners Business Information, Inc. About the Author Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others. Hanoch McCarty is the president of Hanoch McCarty & Associates and an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer.  He and his wife Meladee are coauthors of Acts of Kindness and The Daily Journal of Kindness. Meladee McCarty is a program specialist for the Sacramento County Office of Education. She and her husband Hanoch McCarthy are coauthors of Acts of Kindness and The Daily Journal of Kindness. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. A Family for Freddie I remember the first time I saw Freddie. He was standing in his playpen at the adoption agency where I work. He gave me a toothy grin. What a beautiful baby, I thought. His boarding mother gathered him into her arms. 'Will you be able to find a family for Freddie?' Then I saw it. Freddie had been born without arms. 'He's so smart. He's only 10 months old, and already he walks and talks.' She kissed him. 'Say 'book' for Mrs. Blair.' Freddie grinned at me and hid his head on his boarding mother's shoulder. 'Now, Freddie, don't act that way,' she said. 'He's really very friendly,' she added. 'Such a good, good boy.' Freddie reminded me of my own son when he was that age, the same thick dark curls, the same brown eyes. 'You won't forget him, Mrs. Blair? You will try?' 'I won't forget.' I went upstairs and got out my latest copy of the Hard-to-Place list. Freddie is a 10-month-old white Protestant boy of English and French background. He has brown eyes, dark-brown hair and fair skin. Freddie was born without arms, but is otherwise in good health. His boarding mother feels he is of superior mentality, and he is already walking and saying a few words. Freddie is a warm, affectionate child who has been surrendered by his natural mother and is ready for adoption. He's ready, I thought. But who is ready for him? It was 10 o'clock on a lovely late-summer morning, and the agency was full of couples—couples having interviews, couples meeting babies, families being born. These couples nearly always have the same dream: They want a child as much like themselves as possible, as young as possible, and most important—a child with no problems. 'If he develops a problem after we get him,' they say, 'that is a risk we'll take just like any other parents. But to pick a baby who already has a problem, that's too much.' And who can blame them? I wasn't alone in looking for parents for