Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup for the Soul’s first-ever collection of humorous stories has landed, and readers will find that laughter is indeed the best medicine. The iconic publisher has published thousands of funny stories over its twenty-seven year history, but has never before devoted an entire volume to funny stories.

Chicken Soup for the oul: Laughter is the Best Medicine promises 101 feel-good stories, all true stories told by the people who lived through these embarrassing, hilarious, and truly human experiences.

Everyone’s heard of a juice cleanse, a technology cleanse, a social media cleanse. Well, Chicken Soup for the Soul recommends that you do a “news cleanse” for a few days. Hide under the covers and read these stories instead. Or read a chapter a day, or one story a day for 101 days.

Local Wentzville author Alice Muschany’s stories “Short-Timer,” “Snaccident” and Textarmageddon” are included in the new book.

Muschaney lives in Flint Hill. She loves retirement. It’s true -- every day is Saturday. When she is not spending time with her grandchildren, she is busy hiking, taking pictured, reading and writing.

No one is safe from the storytellers in this new collection - from their spouses, to parents, to children, to other relatives, to friends and colleagues. And of course, the funniest of all the stories the writers tell about their own mishaps. You’ll read about domestic disasters, the most embarrassing moments people have ever had, social gaffes, misunderstandings based on language, the things kids say at church... a huge variety of stories and situations that will make you laugh out loud.

You would normally think of Chicken Soup for the Soul as the place you turn to for advice - on positive thinking, forgiveness, gratitude, self-esteem, raising kids, caring for the elderly, and the other challenges. But this book is just plain fun, a welcome diversion in 2020.