Topic: Chicken Soup for the Girl's
From Barbies to your first bra, from
holding your teddy bear to slow dancing
with your first boyfriend, from knowing
everyone in elementary school to trying
to make new friends in middle school. .
. when dealing with these changes,
it's no wonder preteen girls can freak
out from time to time.
Consider Chicken Soup for the Girl's
Soul your survival guide! From reading
the true experiences of other preteen
girls, as well as women who've been
there, you'll see that you're not the
only one who feels clueless and insecure
sometimes. You'll read about tough
subjects, such as peer pressure,
cliques, divorce and loss, as well as
fun "girls only" stories about
friendship, embarrassing moments (these
could take up an entire book!), body
changes and first crushes. These stories
will make you laugh, cry and realize
that girl power is truly something to
celebrate. You'll turn to this book
again and again, whenever you need the
advice only girls can give.
Patty Hansen is co-author of Chicken Soup for the Kid's
Soul™, which since its release in 1998, has sold over
two million copies. Contributor of some of the most
loved stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series,
she is also the co-author of Condensed Chicken Soup for
the Soul from Health Communications, Inc. and Out of the
Blue: Delight Comes Into Our Lives, from HarperCollins.
With her best friend, Irene, Patty created Chicken Soup
for the Preteen Soul, 101 Stories of Changes, Choices
and Growing Up, to be relevant to the issues that kids
face today. It is a book that kids, ages nine through
thirteen, will love to read and also be able to use as a
guide for everyday life.
Patty married Mark Victor Hansen and became the Chief
Financial Officer for M.V. Hansen and Associates, Inc.
in Newport Beach, California. She has remained her
husband's business partner during their twenty one years
of marriage. Currently, as President of Legal and
Licensing for Chicken Soup for the Soul® Enterprises,
Inc., she has helped to create an entire line of Chicken
Soup for the Soul® products.
In 1998, Mom's House, Inc., a non-profit organization
that provides free childcare for school-age mothers,
nominated Patty as Celebrity Mother of the Year. In the
spring of 2000, the first annual "Patty Hansen
Scholarship" was awarded by Mom's House, funded by a
Patty shares her home life with her husband, Mark, their
two daughters, Elisabeth, 15, and Melanie, 13,
housekeeper and friend, Eva, three rabbits, one peahen,
three horses, four dogs, five cats, four birds, one
hamster, two lizards, twenty five fish, twenty seven
chickens (yes, they all have names), a haven for
hummingbirds, and a butterfly farm.