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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hall and Oates in "Chicken Soup For The Soul-The Story Behind The Songs"


Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song is Famed Publisher's First All-Celebrity...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the Song is Famed Publisher's
First All-Celebrity Release
Christina Aguilera, Melissa Etheridge, Lamont Dozier, Paul Anka, Kanye West,
Richie Sambora, & other top songwriters tell entertainment veteran Jo-Ann
Geffen their inspiration and techniques

COS COB, Conn., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Musicians love to say that every song
tells a story, but they are usually tight-lipped about the story behind the
song. Was it really scribbled on a napkin? What love interest was the real
inspiration? If we knew the real story behind our favorite songs, would we
ever listen to them the same way again?

Chicken Soup for the Soul® has partnered with veteran Hollywood publicist,
talent manager, and celebrity booker Jo-Ann Geffen for the first all-celebrity
book from the top-selling brand. Geffen peels back the curtain on 101 songs,
songwriters, and artists with the upcoming release of Chicken Soup for the
Soul: The Story Behind the Song (Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, November 10,
2009, 978-1-935096-40-5, $14.95). Jo-Ann Geffen is credited as editor along
with Chicken Soup for the Soul co-founders Jack Canfield and Mark Victor
Hansen. The foreword is by Lamont Dozier, who is credited as an architect of
the Motown sound.

The book reflects on many of our favorite songs that trace our lives through
all genres of music. Some of those who tell their very personal stories
include hitmakers Richie Sambora, Christina Aguilera, Melissa Etheridge, John
Legend, the Backstreet Boys' Howie Dorough, Kanye West, Jewel and classic rock
performer/songwriters like Chicago's Robert Lamm, Foreigner's Mick Jones, and
Daryl Hall and John Oates; and alternative rockers Aaron Lewis of Staind and
Corey Taylor of Slipknot. Readers will learn the story behind pop classics by
Barry Manilow, Hal David, Diane Warren, and Paul Anka, rockers Jerry Cantrell
of Alice In Chains and Joan Jett, as well as from R&B songmasters including
Nathan Morris on the Boyz II Men/Mariah Carey hit "One Sweet Day," Walter
Orange of the Commodores, Smokey Robinson, and Earth Wind and Fire's Philip
Bailey and country singer/songwriters Tracy Lawrence, Ray Stevens, and Pam

Some bring laughter, others bring tears, but all are insightful and great
reading for music fans, aficionados or people who just like a good story. Each
of the tales is accompanied by a photo and the lyrics for the song that is

Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, publishes all the latest titles in
the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which are distributed
through Simon and Schuster, Inc. Since 1993, books in the Chicken Soup for the
Soul series have sold more than 112 million copies, with titles translated
into more than 40 languages. Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing also
licenses the right to use its famous trademark to high-quality licensees
through IMG, the world's premier licensing agent. The company is currently
implementing a plan to expand into all media, is working with TV networks on
several TV shows, and is developing a major Internet presence dedicated to
life improvement, emotional support, and inspiration. In 2007, USA Today named
Chicken Soup for the Soul one of the five most memorable and impactful books
in the last quarter century. For more information visit: www.chickensoup.com.

To receive a review copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Story Behind the
Song, or to schedule an interview, please contact Rusty Shelton at (512)
478-2028 ext. 220 or rshelton@phenixpublicity.com.

SOURCE Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC

Rusty Shelton, +1-512-478-2028 ext. 220, rshelton@phenixpublicity.com, for
Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC

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