Sunday, September 5, 2010

What People Are Saying About Our Books

As an American incarcerated in Thailand, "Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul" has given me renewed hope and strength over the feelings of hopelessness, loneliness, and despair. A fellow inmate gave me this book, knowing I needed this precious gift.
Bangkok, Thailand

I just finished reading “Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul.” I must say it was a very uplifting experience for me. It was also very touching. I can relate to a lot of stories in that book. I am currently incarcerated, and I’ve read a lot of self help books. This is one of the best I’ve read. I am on my way to finish my sentence and I’m kind of scared because I don’t want to end in a negative state of mind. This book is very helpful and it will help me outside. I recommend this to all. Thank you.
Southport Correctional Facility
Pine City, New York

It has been months since I read "Serving Productive Time," yet it still energizes and inspires me.
Vaughn Correctional Center
Smyrna, Delaware

In all my years growing up or during my school years, I have never read a book all the way through—not even a children’s book. In here, we’re on lock down 90% of the time. My cellie got this book, "Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul," so I finally gave it a try. Believe it or not, I read this book two times. To my surprise I couldn’t put it down. It was soothing to the soul. I don’t feel so alone any more. Being a gang member for 39 years I can finally say today I am set free.
Centinela State Prison
Imperial, California

"Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul” has brought a lot of comfort to me in my surroundings of concrete, steel and the razor wire fences. From my reading, I have realized that I only read stories like my situation. I take each story very personally, not so much to understand what was written in the story, but to see more of myself, and my own path through life behind the walls, and its struggles of incarceration.
CSATF/State Prison at Corcoran
Corcoran, California

"Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul” has served me well over these last few years because it isn’t the kind of book you would read through it like a novel. I always trust my fingers to open its pages to the right spot to read something I need to see at that time. And it’s really kind of neat that somehow the “same story” can sometimes appear to be so different, depending on how I am feeling when I read it again.
CSATF/State Prison at Corcoran
Corcoran, California