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"The steady Stream of inspirational books that flowed from publishing houses in the 1990s found such a spiritually needy audience that the stream has turned into an annual flood of new books with religious themes. The vanguard of this movement was the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which is still going strong ten years after its debut collection of inspirational stories hit bookstores with a bang. So far, the franchise claims to have racked up sales of more than 80 million copies of more than 60 Chicken Soup titles. As the series expands, individual volumes have been tailored for groups as narrow as pet owners, golfers, nurses, and fans of country music. Every publisher in the United States took note of the phenomenon. Now, hundreds of new books vie for the attention of spiritually minded readers each year."

David Crumm"2003 Free Press holiday book guide"Detroit Free PressDecember 3, 2003

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