August 16th, 2006 06:29 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Jack Canfield, Co-Author of You've Got to Read this Book!
There`s nothing better than a book you can`t put down "or better yet, a book you`ll never forget. This book puts the power of transformational reading into your hands. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the SoulÂ® series, and self-actualization pioneer G(a)y Hendricks have invited notable people to share personal stories of books that changed their lives. What book shaped their outlook and habits? Helped them navigate rough seas? Spurred them to satisfaction and success?
The contributors include Dave Barry, Stephen Covey, Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Mark Victor Hansen, John Gray, Christiane Northrup, Bernie Siegel, Craig Newmark, Michael E. Gerber, Lou Holtz, and Pat Williams, to name just a few. Their richly varied stories are poignant, energizing, and entertaining. Author and actor Malachy McCourt tells how a tattered biography of Gandhi, stumbled on in his youth, offered a shining example of true humility "and planted the seeds that would help support his sobriety decades later.
Bestselling author and physician Bernie Siegel, M.D., tells how William Saroyan`s The Human Comedy helped him realize that, in order to successfully treat his patients with life-threatening illnesses, "I had to help them live "not just prevent them from dying."
Actress Catherine Oxenberg reveals how, at a life crossroads and struggling with bulimia, a book taught her the transforming difference one person could make in the life of another "and why that person for her was Richard Burton.
Rafe Esquith, the award-winning teacher whose inner-city students have performed Shakespeare all over the world, recounts his deep self-doubt in the midst of his success "and how reading To Kill a Mockingbird strengthened him to continue teaching.
Beloved librarian and bestselling author Nancy Pearl writes how, at age ten, Robert Heinlein`s science fiction book Space Cadet impressed on her the meaning of personal integrity and gave her a vision of world peace she`d never imagined possible. Two years later, she marched in her first civil rights demonstration and learned that there`s always a way to make "a small contribution to intergalactic harmony."
If you`re looking for insight and illumination "or simply for that next great book to read "You`ve Got to Read This Book! has treasures in store for you.
For More Information: www.youvegottoreadthisbook.com
Jack Canfield`s Bio
You probably know Jack Canfield as the founder and co creator of the New York Times #1 best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which currently has over 35 titles and 53 million copies in print in over 32 languages.
Jack Canfield is also the founder of Self Esteem Seminars, a company which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and employees how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals. Jack Canfield is also the Founder of The Foundation for Self Esteem, which provides self esteem resources to social workers, welfare recipients and human resource professionals.
Jack`s background includes a BA from Harvard, a Masters from University of Massachusetts and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Santa Monica. He has been a high school and university teacher, a workshop facilitator, a psychotherapist, and for the past 30 years, a leading authority in the area of self esteem and personal development.
Jack`s latest success resource is a book entitled The Power of Focus: How to Hit your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Certainty co authored with Les Hewitt and Mark Victor Hansen. This new book consists of powerful strategies and techniques enhanced by anecdotes and inspiring stories designed to double your income and triple your time off in less than three years.
Jack Canfield`s distinguished clients include Virgin Records, Sony Pictures, Merrill Lynch, The Million Dollar Forum, Coldwell Bankers, Federal Express, Society of Real Estate Professionals, American Society of Training & Development, Ameritech, Young Presidents Organization, Chief Executives Organization, Income Builders International, Sonic Burger, Bergen Brunswig Pharmaceuticals, Children`s Miracle Network, Messiah College, American Alzheimers Association, just to name a few!
For More Information: www.jackcanfield.com