Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul – 101 Stories to Sow Seeds of Love, Hope, and Laughter

Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul
384 Pages
Health Communications
ISBN 978-1558748866

Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul features 101 real-life stories about one of America’s favorite past times. Whether you’re a master gardener, a novice green thumber, or simply an admirer of flowers and green growing things, these stories will truly touch the hearts of anyone who feels connected to the earth. This collection conveys what we gardeners either sense intuitively or know unequivocally that our gardens grow us even more than we grow them.

The contributors range from first-time writers to celebrities such as James Michener and Nelson Mandela. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are amongst the team of writers who are joined by co-authors Cynthia Brian, Cindy Buck, Marion Owen, Pat Stone and Carol Sturgulewski. “Although we do have several seasoned writers and authors, our readers will identify and be delighted by the escapades of everyday people who discovered humor, faith, and joy in their backyards,” says Brian.

The collection is a tribute to ordinary people who took the time to write their personal garden experience. Brian fervently believes that gardening is beneficial to everyone, an inspirational gift of “Miracles and magic” that resembles the cycle of life. Connie Goldman, co-author of Tending the Earth Mending the Spirit claims, “I’ve discovered something that heals the soul—the rich brew of stories in this very special Chicken Soup book, the stories that feed our yearning for harmony with nature and nourish our hungry spirits.” Cynthia Brian echoes, “The garden is where I celebrate life and drown my sorrows. It gives me a profound sense of inner peace."

A portion of their sales will be donated to four charities that support gardening and greening: The Home Garden Project, America the Beautiful Fund, American Community and Be the Star You Are!

Cynthia Brian

About Cynthia Brian (Berkeley, California Author)

Cynthia Brian

New York Times best-selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, author of Be the Star You Are!®, 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices Growing with The Goddess Gardener, The Business of Show Business, The Blessing of Love and Relationships, and Miracle Moments®, Cynthia Brian is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, personal growth consultant, actor, producer and host of radio and TV shows, newspaper columnist, designer, gardener, and lifestyle coach. As an empowerment architect, Ms. Brian is dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams, recognize the possibilities, and utilize their potential by implementing their unique gifts. In 1999, Cynthia founded and became Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity with a mission to empower women, families, and youth through increased literacy and positive media messages. Proceeds from the sale of her books benefit the charity. She produces and hosts the live lifestyle weekly radio broadcast, StarStyle® heard on the Voice America Network Empowerment Channel as well as produces the weekly young adult show, Express Yourself!™ for the Voice America Kids Network. When she’s not writing, producing, hosting, speaking, traveling, or coaching, you’ll find her in her garden with her adopted barnyard menagerie. To book a presentation or hire Cynthia for a project, email Books may be purchased at