Chicken Soup for the Soul-Find Your Inner Strength

Including Ginger Katz’s Story A Mother’s Promise to her Son 

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength

Ginger Katz’s Story, A Mother’s Promise to her Son in Chicken Soup for the Soul series

You will find Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking & Overcoming Challenges

  “Pull yourself up, dust yourself off, and play the hand that you’ve been dealt,” writes actress Fran Drescher in the foreword to a powerful new collection of stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul. “It’s through the rough spots that we see what kind of stuff we’re made of,” she continues, as she discusses how being a cancer survivor has changed her life. “I’ve emerged out the other side an activist, philanthropist and an environmentalist… Sometimes the best gifts come in the ugliest packages.”

You’ll read Fran Drescher’s story along with 101 others, all inspiring examples of resilience, positive thinking and overcoming challenges, in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC; Amy Newmark; Foreword by Fran Drescher; Oct. 28, 2014, 978-1611599398, $14.95). We are all stronger than we think we are… when we have to be. You will find the encouragement and courage you need to overcome your own challenges as you read the stories from these inspiring role models who show you how they used the strength that was already inside them to successfully handle immense challenges in their own lives.

You’ll meet former Westport resident Ginger Katz, the CEO and Founder of the Courage to Speak Foundation, a nonprofit founded after her son died of a heroin and Valium drug overdose.  In her story, A Mother’s Promise to Her Son, featured in Chicken Soup for The Soul: How to Find Your Inner Strength, she shares the story of losing her son Ian to an accidental drug overdose, and the strength she gained to help prevent substance abuse after his death. “This ride continues to take me places I never dreamed,” she writes “where it leads me, I’m not sure, but in time I’ll know.” The Courage to Speak Foundation has a national reach providing presentations and school based curricula evaluated by the Yale University School of Medicine to educate teens on substance abuse, as well as a parenting program called, “Courageous Parenting 101,” a program to keep kids safe from drugs and other risky behavior.

Chicken Soup for the Soul’s publisher Amy Newmark, author of this collection explains “When I met Ginger Katz and her husband Larry I knew that I had to tell their story in our book about finding your inner strength. I was struck by what Ginger went through, and how she summoned up the courage and the conviction to speak honestly about her son’s drug addiction and death in order to help other families avoid the same tragic outcome. Ginger is one of the many role models we meet in the pages of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength” and we are honored that she has shared her story with our readers.”

Ginger also authored the book, Sunny’s Story, which is her son Ian’s story told from the perspective of Sunny, the family beagle, who tells the ups and downs of life with his young master, beginning with their meeting at an animal shelter and ending with a futile effort to ward off disaster. He tells a heartwarming, but tragic story that makes readers, young and old, think twice about choices being made every day.

Author Amy Newmark introduces “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Inner Strength” by saying “This is one of the most powerful collections of stories we have published in our 21-year history. I am thrilled to introduce you in these pages to some of the most inspiring people you’ll ever meet.”

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. In 2007, USA Today named Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable books in the last quarter-century. With over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases. Today, 21 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and wellness through its books, Chicken Soup for the Soul continues to delight readers and fans with new titles, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore, providing wholesome and balanced pet food, a line of delicious, nutritious food that makes it easier to bring people together around the table for healthy meals, movies, television, licensed gifts, and digital offerings, all of which are inspired by stories. Chicken Soup for the Soul is “changing the world one story at a time.®” For more information visit www.chickensoup.com.

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