Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, a great sense of fear, anger, and distrust filled Americans, but also a sense of hope and unity. Whether it's the servicemen and women who were sent to fight overseas, or the first responders to the World Trade Center attacks, or the regular everyday people who helped their neighbors grieve, the country saw no shortage of bravery, as Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen show in this moving collection. Bernard Setaro Clarke gives an appropriately solemn performance that gives these accounts an even greater gravitas, helping to make this an inspiring listen.
Most American heroes aren't in our history books, nor do they have monuments erected in their honor. Their names aren't in the headline news or memorialized in song. The true hero is simply someone who makes a difference - large or small - in the lives of others. They battle disease, crime, poverty and human-rights violations. They clean up environments, mentor neglected children and truly care about others. Most importantly, anyone can be a hero in the eyes of another.
In Chicken Soup for the Soul of America, everyday heroes are celebrated. Heroes have always been in our midst, but the recent terrorist attacks on American soil have revealed many more heroes who have given their lives, love, time and strength to those in great need. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 events, Americans have found courage and inspiration from so many heroes, and this book pays tribute to them all, as well as those who appear every day in our lives.
At a time when so many are in pain, these unique stories will touch listeners with love and wisdom, the cornerstones of the American people and the hallmark of the well-loved Chicken Soup series.