The popular series Chicken Soup For the Soul was first published in 1993 and everybody probably bought at least three copies. I, like many others eagerly read the first book, sort of read the next one, but that was the end. With over 100 titles in the series, I am betting that most folks do not buy them for themselves, but as gifts for others.
Robert Fulghum’s book, It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It, predates the Chicken Soup series and in my mind is better. I love the fact that, except for the first story, these were based on his experiences. The stories compiled by Mr. Fulghum are his stories. Some great, the rest good and maybe even one not so good (the title story was my least favorite).