About the Book
Chicken Soup for the
Empty Nester’s Soul addresses the breadth and depth of a new
life-stage in parenting. It touches on liberty and legacies,
rifts and rescues, laughter and loss.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Perils of the unprepared
Flights – Mishaps and adventures
Difficult children, the heartache and the hope
Kids who leave and return
Clipped Wings –
Disabled or dependent adult children
– Support and healing in tough situations
Branching Out –
New experiences, surprising discoveries, and fresh starts
Wisdom and Wings
-- Revelations, lessons and advice
Nests – A couple again, the freedom and joy
We’re looking for
inspirational, true stories that will make readers laugh, cry,
or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and
non-controversial. The “message” should be evident without
preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical, or
biographical pieces will be accepted. Please refer to other
Chicken Soup books to better understand our story-telling style.
You may submit more than one story, whether original or a
favorite from magazines, newspapers, or other sources.
Although we would like to respond to every contribution, the
volume of stories we receive makes that impossible. Only
finalists will be notified prior to publication. We appreciate
your patience during this decision-making process.
Thank you for joining us in touching the hearts and rekindling
the spirits of millions of empty nesters everywhere. We look
forward to receiving your stories!