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Chicken Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories About College

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Chicken Soup for the College Soul: Inspiring and Humorous Stories About College
Paperback, 350 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by HCI (first published 1999)
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Ellie
Jan 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z-2016, owned
As with all books that are collections of short stories, essays, and musings, there are a few exceptional pieces that stand out from the crowd.

Stories recognized for best work and personal favorites:
1. 819 Gaffield Place by Michele Bender
2. Hani by Jamie Winship
3. Making the Grade by Varda One

I originally was going to post my top five favorite stories, but I couldn't find two more that resonated with me just as much as these three did. 819 Gaffield Place now has a permanent place in my heart bec
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Sierra
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Many of the stories in this chicken soup book really fell flat for me. In other editions (mostly the teenage ones) there's usually some that I personally do not enjoy, but I felt like this book had a lot more ones I just didn't like.
That being said, I really enjoyed some of the stories! I will be starting college within the next two years or so and it was nice to be able to hear what other people have to say about their experiences. A few stories were especially relatable, uplifting, and or movi
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Leah Sidell
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Chicken Soup for the College Soul is a collection of short stories by different authors that are all inspirational and humerus in their own way. Author Dan Clark shares his story called "Never Too Old to Live Your Dream". It's about him meeting a remarkable woman that convinced many people that they are never to old to go back to school and to follow their dream. In this story their is a woman named Rose, who is 87 years old that is in a college chemistry class. In Dan's opinion, the woman is to ...more
Brittany
Jun 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Freshmen college students or grade 12 students anticipating college
How I Came To Read This Book: I believe I bought it for my sister as a high school grad gift.

The Plot: Another collection of heartwarming tales – this time related to all things college: from the perspective of parent, student, teacher, and more.

The Good & The Bad: I have a weird interest in some of the trappings of stereotypical American lifestyle, mostly because I find them kind of bizarre. One of them is the tradition of leaving your family and friends and uprooting yourself to a tiny c
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Jennifer
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another great edition of the College Soup for the Soul Series. I really enjoyed this book. Some of the stories made me cry, some made me laugh, and some made me really think about the important things in life during our college years. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who is in college or is soon to be entering college.
Julia
Jun 06, 2009 rated it liked it
When I was a teen, I used to read these cover to cover. Now I use them more as random stories for when I have short amounts of time.

I liked this, especially as I was graduating. It was a great book for college and would be a good gift for someone graduating high school
Melissa
Apr 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Once, a long long time ago, I went to college. And now I'm thinking about going back. So it seemed fitting that I read this book. Having somehow collected an unbelievable amount of Chicken Soup for the Soul books, I'm pretty convinced there is one for every subject, and this one just happens to be for the "College Soul". Although I'm not sure what college these people went to, because their experiences sure weren't like mine.

The Chicken Soup for the Soul series deals in inspiring, heartwarming,
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Evan Yofiyanto
Dec 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Kumpulan kisah2 unik tentang masa2 transisi menuju dunia kampus, perkuliahan, maupun kelulusan.
Salah 1 yang paling kusuka dan sampai saat ini kuingat adalah kisah Rachel & ayahnya.

Diceritakan bahwa Rachel punya impian untuk kuliah, tetapi jalan satu2nya agar bisa mewujudkannya adalah dengan beasiswa. Ya beasiswa, di keluarganya belum ada yang mampu kuliah. Sepertinya, aku benar2 bisa merasakan kisah ini dalam hidupku sendiri. Hehe...

Rachel suka sekali bermain basket dan ini adalah satu2nya h
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Trevor Wells
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Having graduated high school a few months ago, this college edition of Chicken Soup For The Soul was just what I needed. And like many other installments in the Chicken Soup series, there were many heartwarming and memorable stories in this book. A few that stick out are My Star, Work For Your Supper, Emma's Ducks, The Mirror, I Dare You!, A Not-So-Random Act Of Kindness, and Christy's Last Day. In general, the whole book had a feel-good vibe to it that, given all that's been happening in the wo ...more
Libby
Jul 27, 2011 added it
I enjoyed reading this book and I know that a lot of college students will like reading the stories as much as I did. I have only read one other Chicken Soup for the Soul book and I would have to say that the college book is my favorite. Because, I am still going to college and I can relate to a few of the college expierences that these kids went through. I would like to recommend this book to any college student that is going to college for the first time or to a boy or girl that's already in c ...more
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Jack Canfield is an American motivational speaker and author. He is best known as the co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series, which currently has over 124 titles and 100 million copies in print in over 47 languages. According to USA Today, Canfield and his writing partner, Mark Victor Hansen, were the top-selling authors in the United States in 1997.

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“He's teaching her arithmetic,
He said it was his mission,
He kissed her once and said,
"Now that's addition."
And as he added smack by smack
In silent satisfaction,
She sweetly gave the kisses back and said,
"Now that's subtraction."

Then he kissed her, she kissed him,
Without an explanation,
And both together smiled and said,
"That's multiplication."
Then Dad appeared upon the scene and
Made a quick decision.
He kicked that kid three blocks away And said, "That's long division!”
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