About Amy Newmark
AUTHOR, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, PUBLISHER: CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL
Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published 133 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for having a better life.
Amy is credited with revitalizing the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand, which has been a publishing industry phenomenon since the first book came out in 1993. By compiling inspirational and aspirational true stories curated from ordinary people who have extraordinary experiences, Amy has kept the 23-year-old Chicken Soup for the Soul brand fresh and relevant.
Amy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University where she majored in Portuguese and minored in French. She then embarked on a three-decade career as a Wall Street analyst, a hedge fund manager, and a corporate executive in the technology field. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Her return to literary pursuits was inevitable, as her honors thesis in college involved traveling throughout Brazil’s impoverished northeast region, collecting stories from regular people. She is delighted to have come full circle in her writing career—from collecting stories “from the people” in Brazil as a 20-year-old to, three decades later, collecting stories “from the people” for Chicken Soup for the Soul.
When Amy and her husband Bill, the CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul, are not working, they are visiting their four grown children.
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Listen to her free daily podcast, The Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast, at www.chickensoup.podbean.com, or find it on iTunes, the Podcasts app on iPhone, or on your favorite podcast app on other devices.
The Best of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Amy’s journey from Wall Street to Main Street has changed her in ways she never anticipated. Still a maverick with an irreverent sense of humor and a penchant for self-deprecating stories about herself and her family, she also synthesizes everything she has learned from reading and editing tens of thousands of Chicken Soup for the Soul stories, sharing her favorite stories and their lessons with her audiences.
A keen observer on parenting, love and marriage, positive thinking, resilience, and the human spirit, she shares the wisdom, humor, and advice from her book Simply Happy in this uplifting and entertaining presentation.
The Spirit of America
We live in a great country and we are proud to be Americans, despite the negativity that arises during the political process. With the elections and the 15th anniversary of 9/11, we are all focused on what America means to us.
This truly is the land of opportunity, filled with people who demonstrate resilience, creativity, compassion, and that American can-do attitude. The stories that Amy tells are uplifting and entertaining, and they’ll remind you why we are lucky to live in this great land. The companion book for this topic is Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America.
The Joy of Less
Whether you’re reclaiming your empty nest, downsizing, or turning over a new leaf, you know you’ve got too much “stuff” and too much on your schedule! Learn how to say “no” to the things that don’t matter so you can say “yes” to the things that do. Cutting back on material possessions and reducing the number of commitments on your calendar can change your life.
By getting rid of the excess, you clean house, literally and figuratively, and find yourself happier, freer, and re-energized. There are a hundred different ways to find the joy in less, as covered in the companion book for this topic: Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less.
A fast-paced and funny deep dive into simple ways to create a happy, confident, and positive life. Amy Newmark distills advice and wisdom from her life and more than 20,000 Chicken Soup for the Soul stories into this crash course in how to be happy. You'll be entertained, energized, and enlightened by dozen of practical, simple tips that work instantly to improve your everyday life and your future.
The Power of Gratitude
The power of gratitude can change your life! In this collection of 101 true, inspiring stories, people just like you share how they turned their lives around for the better by seeing the silver linings, counting their blessings, and changing their perspective. Scientific research has proven that being thankful improves your health, your cognitive function and your relationships. You can learn to be a thankful person by actively practicing gratitude, by saying thanks, and by stopping and thinking about your blessings... even on a bad day. This book will inspire you to become a thankful person!
Curvy & Confident
There is a healthy conversation going on now about body image and self-esteem, and Chicken Soup for the Soul is part of it. This collection of 101 stories celebrates all the different body types that women have and how we can all be curvy and confident — fit and fabulous within the body types we were issued at birth. Supermodel EMME, the world's first curvy supermodel, an advocate for women, and a spokesperson for all the curvy and confident women out there, shares her own story and introduces us to women who have learned to be fit, happy and confident about their bodies. Reading these stories will leave you feeling empowered, beautiful, and loving yourself just the way you are.
Amy on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family, talking about "the power of no."
Courtesy of WVIT NBC Connecticut 11 AM News August 30, 2016