A New Chicken Soup for the Soul Collection Explores that Special Human–Animal Bond Royalties from Book Sales to Benefit American Humane
COS COB, Conn. – We learn so much from our canine companions, and along the way they keep us company, provide unconditional love, and share in the ups and downs of our lives. What do we learn from them? Everything. Our dogs make us better people. If we rescued them, they rescue us back. If we’re sad, they comfort us. If we need to have more fun, they show us how. They are our protectors, our role models, and our best friends.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Me and My Dog (February 6, 2024, 978-1-611591101, $16.99) will have dog lovers laughing, tearing up, and nodding their heads in recognition as they dive into these 101 touching, inspiring, and sometimes mindboggling stories about all the ways in which dogs enrich our lives, become part of our families, and make us better people.
“It’s remarkable how much dogs add to our lives,” says Amy Newmark, publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul. “Our writers report on how their dogs helped them improve their relationships, acted as natural therapists, and showed them how to overcome their own challenges. They learned how to be better humans through the examples of their dogs’ loyalty, faith, forgiveness, and resilience. We chose these entertaining, though-provoking stories from our library—from past books that were not about dogs—so we could present them to our readers who so enjoy our dog books.”
Chicken Soup for the Soul is donating royalties from the book to American Humane, along with the royalties from its other new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Me and My Cat, which will be published on April 16th. This is the eighth pair of books about cats and dogs that Chicken Soup for the Soul has published with royalties earmarked for American Humane. This effort is part of the company’s widespread support for animal shelters and pet adoption, including the donation of Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food and books to shelters across the country.
In keeping with Chicken Soup for the Soul’s support for pet adoption and shelters, the 101 stories chosen for the book from thousands of submissions are not only inspirational and fun, but also feature rescued dogs, including black dogs and senior dogs, which are often left behind at shelters. It’s part of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s mission to make people think “shelter first” when they’re considering adding a new pet to their families.
101 inspiring stories about amazing dogs—and support for a great cause. It’s the perfect recipe for a warm, winter serving of chicken soup.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada, more than 300 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, the phrase “chicken soup for the soul” is known worldwide and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 30 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month. It has also evolved beyond the bookstore, with a podcast, education programs, dog and cat food, licensed products, and video, television and movies through its subsidiary, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.
For a review copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Me and My Dog or an interview with Amy Newmark: