Read, Laugh, Repeat – And Bring Some Sunshine into Your Life

A New Chicken Soup for the Soul Collection Provides a Hilarious Alternative to the News

COS COB, Conn. – Do you ever want to do a news cleanse? Just turn off all those screens and hunker down with a good book that will entertain you? Here comes Chicken Soup for the Soul’s second humor collection, released after the success of its bestselling book in 2020—Chicken Soup for the Soul: Laughter Is the Best Medicine. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Read, Laugh, Repeat (May 4, 2021, 978-1-611590753, $14.95) consists of 101 laugh-out-loud stories, all true and told by the people who lived through these embarrassing, hilarious, and truly human experiences. The stories were sprinkled about in previous Chicken Soup for the Soul titles that were not specific humor collections, and they’ve now been gathered up in the pages of this new collection. The chapter titles provide a preview of all the fun inside: Domestic Disasters, Happily Ever Laughter, I Can’t Believe I Did That, Doggone Funny, My Crazy Family, Holiday Hiccups, That Was Embarrassing, Getting Catty, Senior Moments, and It’s All Relative.

No one is safe in this new collection of funny stories—from spouses, to parents, to children, to friends, to other relatives. And of course, the funniest stories of all are the ones people tell about their own mishaps. No one is holding anything back, with tales of domestic disasters, embarrassing moments, goofy dogs, crazy cats, holiday hiccups, eccentric families, and every other kind of experience that makes you stop, think, and then burst out laughing. And then of course there are the stories that husbands and wives tell about each other… the ones that really show how much they love each other, but nonetheless are hysterically funny.

“We’ve all had those famous moments—the ones that make us laugh for years to come—and our writers have been unselfishly sharing these with our readers ever since our first book came out in 1993,” said editor-in-chief and publisher Amy Newmark. “We wanted to share the stories that tickled us the most in the past, so we’ve put them together in this new book. I found myself laughing out loud as I made the final selections. It’s good clean fun (mostly), and it will bring back your own memories of your own favorite stories, those that became legendary among family and friends.”

You would normally think of Chicken Soup for the Soul as the place you turn to for advice—on positive thinking, forgiveness, gratitude, self-esteem, raising kids, caring for the elderly, and other challenges. But this new collection is just plain fun, a welcome diversion in 2021.

There’s a special twist to this book, too. The contributors who wrote these stories have selected four nonprofit organizations they want to support with the royalties from this book. These nonprofits use comedy and clowning to bring laughter to places where it’s most needed—to hospitals, hospice, and other healthcare facilities—helping people of all ages who need a reason to smile—from the patients and their families to the frontline workers who care for them.


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 250 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, 28 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: Read, Laugh, Repeat or an interview with Amy Newmark or one of the contributors:


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