CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the College Soul

Contents

Introduction

From a Previous Reader

1. GETTING IN

Never Say Never Rosa Torcasio

Bloopers from College Admission Essays Richard Lederer

Strange Scholarships Uncle John’s Great Big Bathroom Reader

The Envelope, Please Rory Evans

If the Dream Is Big Enough, the Facts Don’t Count Cynthia Stewart-Copier

Hani Jamie Winship

Inspiration Can Be Anywhere Cerie L. Couture

A Proposal to Myself Sarah Lockyer

2. TRANSITION

Good-Bye, Mr. Blib Beth Mullally

A Dad Says Good-Bye Joseph Danziger

College Talk Kimberly Kirberger

The “No Hug” Rule Cheryl Costello-Forshey

Shoes in the Shower Lia Gay and Rebecca Hart

Deck the Halls Melanie Fester

The Times I Called Home from College Scott Greenberg

The Long Road Home Lia Gay

Breakdown of Family Traced to Psych. 1 Student Beth Mullally

3. LESSONS FROM THE CLASSROOM

Undeclared Tal Vigderson

Making the Grade Varda One

The Good, the Bad and the Emmy David Wiemers

The Thought Card Hanoch McCarty

I Passed the Test Paula Lopez-Crespin

The Wicker Chair Eva Rosenberg

Dissed Mary J. Davis

How to Get an A on Your Final Exam Tony D’Angelo

A Compassionate Philosophy Kristi Nay

Library Science Jenna McCarthy

Your Legacy Tony D’Angelo

Angels on a Pin (101 Ways to Use a Barometer) Alexander Calandra

Topsy-Turvy World Kimberly Kirberger

4. LESSONS FROM OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

College Wisdom Seldom Exercised in the Summer Beth Mullally

Learning How to Be Roommates Elsa Lynch

The Plaster Shell Miriam Goldstein

The Great Escape Wendy Marston

Hanging Out to Dry Paul Karrer

Wranglers and Stranglers Ted Engstrom

Of Mice and Maintenance Men Lisa Levenson

Knowing Where to Tap Tony D’Angelo

Miracle on Times Square Gunter David

The Dark Gift Kent Nerburn

Reverse Living Norman Glass

Blameless Kathy Johnson Gale

5. LOVE 101

Finding My Way Zan Gaudioso

The Mirror Dan Clark

I Dare You! April Kemp

The Love I’ll Never Forget Tim Madigan

Heartbreak 101 Lauren Fox

What Is Sex? Adam Saperston

Swans Mate for Life Hal Torrance

6. ACTS OF KINDNESS

The Boy Under the Tree David Coleman and Kevin Randall

For the Kids Diana Breclaw

Piano Music Daneen Kaufman Wedekind

Ten-Dollar Bills and Roses Mary J. Davis

A Not-So-Random Act of Kindness Will Keim

Christy’s Last Day Christy Calchera, as told to Dan Clark

The Gift of Music Brandon Lagana

Our Community Christa F. Sandelier

7. FRIENDS

The Kids in the Hall Suzanne Casamento

My Sanctuary Eric Linder

My Friend Kim Robert Tate Miller

819 Gaffield Place Michele Bender

An Unlikely Hero Tony Luna

With Help from a Friend Dorri Olds

8. TOUGH STUFF

My Star Zan Gaudioso

Independence Day Natasha Carrie Cohen

#38 Chucky Mullins James Simmons

Zap the Sap! Eric Saperston

I Said No Natasha Carrie Cohen

The Rest of the Story Jo Wiley Cornell

Stuck with No Way Out Rosanne Martorella

9. MIND OVER MATTER

Breaking the Mold Zan Gaudioso

A Better Message Carol Grace Anderson

Homeboy Goes to Harvard Richard Santana

From the Heart of a Blessed Temple B. T. Thomas

Second Kind of Mind JeVon Thompson

Work for Your Supper Arlene Green

Catsup Soup Cynthia Hamond

Student Super-Saver™ Kevin Van Gundy

Dare to Take Risks! Stephen Hopson

Emma’s Ducks Paul Karrer

Consider This Bill Clinton

All in the Family Jeanne Marie Laskas

Never Too Old to Live Your Dream Dan Clark

10. GRADUATION

A Homecoming of a Different Sort Vicki Niebrugge

Two Stories for Life Robert Fulghum

Humor Them! Katherine D. Ortega

Know Where You’re Going! Speaker’s Sourcebook II

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Kimberly Kirberger?

Who Is Dan Clark?

Who Is James Malinchak?

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