Chicken Soup for the Soul: Laughter Is the Best Medicine: 101 Feel Good Stories

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Laughter Is the Best Medicine: 101 Feel Good Stories

by Amy Newmark

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Overview

Chicken Soup for the Soul’s first-ever humor collection, and the timing is perfect. This is storytelling at its funniest.

If laughter is the best medicine, then this book is your prescription. Turn off the news and spend a few days not following current events. Instead, return to the basics—humanity’s ability to laugh at itself.

Maybe you should even do a news cleanse for a few days! Hide under the covers and read these stories instead. Or read a chapter a day, or a story a day for 101 days. These pages contain the antidote to whatever is troubling you. They will definitely put you in a good mood.

No one is safe from our writers— from spouses to parents to children to colleagues and friends. And of course the funniest of all are the stories they tell about their own mishaps and those “most embarrassing moments.” There’s no holding anything back in these pages, so prepare for lots of good, clean (and not so clean) fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611599992
Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Publication date: 04/14/2020
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 12,090
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Domestic Disasters

1 Home Alone Jennifer Clark Vihel 5

2 In the Kitchen, With the Knife, No Clue Nick Walker 7

3 H Is for Humor Robin K. Melvin 11

4 Stuck in the Ceiling Nancy Emmick Panko 13

5 Amish Friendship Bread Ann Morrow 16

6 Tuna Delight NancyLee Davis 19

7 Holly and Mistletoe Barbara Bondy-Pare 21

8 Dieting Disasters Linda Carol Cobb 24

2 That Was Embarrassing

9 Breakdown on the Batchellerville Wendy Hobday Haugh 28

10 Beginners Welcomed Mary Lee Moynan 32

11 A "Short" Misunderstanding DeLila R. Lumbardy 34

12 Restaurant Rules Heather Rae Rodin 37

13 Fishin' and Sinkin' Butch Holcombe 41

14 The Naked Truth Kathy Dickson 45

15 Detained by the CIA Carol Senn Ruffin 48

16 Treasure Hunting Sharon Rosenbaum Earls 52

17 The Handcuffs' Tale Barry M. Grey 55

3 Parenthood

18 Shower Shock Cassidy Doolittle 59

19 Are You There? Terry Burnett 61

20 Getting Gobsmacked Christy Breedlove 64

21 Nightlight Shannon Cribbs 66

22 Hair Raising Jennifer Quasha Deinard 68

23 Milestone Daniel Ginsberg 71

24 Four-Letter Words J. E. Erickson 75

4 Happiness Ever Laughter

25 My Wife Tried to Kill Me Marty Anderson 78

26 The Headlight Diane Stark 81

27 King Solomon's Sheets Fred First 84

28 Man Shall Not Live on Bread Alone Ann Morrow 86

29 The "Invisible Chair" Irene Maran 89

30 First Anniversary Doug Sletten 91

31 A Soft Whisper in the Ear Carol L. MacKay 93

32 Money Talks Stacey Gustafson 95

5 Pets and Other Creatures

33 Playing It by Ear Tracy Beckerman 99

34 No Good Deed Linda Bittle 103

35 Bitsy and the Pickup Truck Kerrie R. Barney 106

36 Guest Appearance Sandy Nadeau 110

37 The Telltale Meow Kathleen Gemmell 113

38 Making a Good Impression Sharon Landeen 116

39 Impressive Rachel Weaver 118

40 Canine Confusion Debbi Mavity 121

41 Wedding Night Blues Sue-Ellen Sanders 123

6 Mistaken Identity

42 Best Foot Forward Heather Rae Rodin 127

43 Intentional Coffee With an Unintentional Stranger Chelsea Walker Flagg 130

44 Sweet Delusions Susan Schuerr 134

45 Eddie Gwen Sheldon Willadsen 136

46 The Ghost in the Monastery James A. Gemmell 138

47 I Am Standing Here Not Dead Sally Willard Burbank 141

48 Down the Hatch Shayna R. Horowitz 144

49 Short-Timer Alice Muschany 148

50 Out of This World Carole Fowkes 150

7 Work Whoops

51 The Klutz Julie de Belle 155

52 Total Physical Response Melanie A. Savidis 159

53 Hold the Phone Nick Walker 162

54 Vigilante Crossing Guards John J. Lesjack 165

55 Professional Jealousy Sheri Bertaux 168

56 Stress Test Sally Willard Burbank 170

57 Pierre's Pliers Larry Carter 174

58 The Toilet Paper Incident Monica Agnew-Kinnaman 178

8 Laughing at Ourselves

59 Looking Good Corrie Lopez 182

60 Gobble, Gobble January Gordon Ornellas 185

61 Seeing Double Crescent LoMonaco 188

62 The Bell Ringer Kaye Lucas 191

63 Number 7 Lacey L. Bakker 194

64 Almost Taken January Gordon Ornellas 196

65 Snaccident Alice Muschany 200

66 Out of the Closet Monica A. Andermann 202

67 Miracle at Split Rock Lynne Daroff Foosaner 204

68 Jazz Fans Matt Geiger 208

9 Child's Play

69 Going Commando Gary Zenker 212

70 The Family Business David Hull 215

71 Sunday Morning Smiles Gail Gabrielle 218

72 The Revolving Door Maureen C. Bruschi 221

73 Busted Curt Zeck 224

74 Just Wondering Lisa McCaskill 226

75 My First Confession Phyllis Reilly 228

76 Do You Have Jesus? Joan Dubay 231

10 Not What I Meant!

77 Kauai Kaffee Kaper Karen Blair 234

78 Not So Reserved Justin Hunter 237

79 Booking Fiasco Doug Sletten 240

80 Trick or Treat Deb Palmer 243

81 Love Thy Neighbor Heather Norman Smith 245

82 Shortcut to Disaster Marsha Porter 246

83 Just a Bite Sara Escandon 249

84 Textarmageddon Alice Muschany 251

85 One Sec! Viji K. Chary 253

11 Innocently Inappropriate

86 A Scene from Psycho Sheryn Smith 256

87 I'm Going Straight to Hell Stacey Gustafson 259

88 How to Impress the In-Laws Ronnie Dauber 261

89 The Grammar Lesson Daniela Trivino 264

90 A Nun Walks into a Library… Roz Warren 266

91 Kiss of Peace, Italian Style Joyce Newman Scott 268

92 Bavarian White Elephant Christina Tolan 272

93 Family Viewing Debby Johnson 276

12 Family Fun

94 Excuse Me? Jennifer Sienes 279

95 What Could Go Wrong? Elaine Maly 282

96 Round Trip Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow 285

97 Gram's Pie Maureen Longnecker 287

98 My Hallmark Moment Terry Hans 289

99 Uncle Ed John M. Scanlan 291

100 Tread Lightly Jennifer Sienes 294

101 Backseat Driver Barbara LoMonaco 298

Meet Our Contributors 301

Meet Amy Newmark 315

Thank You 317

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 318

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