Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul: Stories from the Idols and their Fans that Open Your Heart and Make Your Soul Sing (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul Stories from the Idols and their Fans that Open Your Heart and Make Your Soul Sing - Chicken Soup for the Soul Author:Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Debra Poneman The Fox show American Idol has been responsible for many things: bringing nobodies out of the woodwork and molding them into stars, collecting more votes than the 2003 presidential election, and making nights in front of the television something to look forward to for all generations. For the first time in book form, the judges, past and presen... more »t contestants, die-hard fans, and the man who made it all happen, creator Simon Fuller come together to tell their stories. Its the American Idol stories youve never read anywhere before: the inspirational accounts of backstage tears, auditioning anxiety, and long-held dreams becoming reality.« less
Sigrid H. (sigrid) reviewed Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul: Stories from the Idols and their Fans that Open Your Heart and Make Your Soul Sing (Chicken Soup for the Soul) on + 55 more book reviews
This is the book I pull out when I'm feeling particularly down on my creative endeavors. It's not anything earth-shattering, and it's hardly going to change the world, but the vast majority of the stories in this - all very short and incredibly easy to read - are the kind of uplifting reminders we need that good things can happen to people. American Idol might be criticized for being commercial, or talentless, or any of a number of derogatory things, but the truth of the matter is, it makes a difference in a lot of people's lives. It's an ideal of what the American Dream always used to be, and in today's cynical world, it's very easy to forget that.
So I keep my copy tucked away in my nightstand, to pull out on those occasions when I need to be cheered up. Because I'm not ashamed to admit that it does just that.