Sunday, February 07, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Crappy Dad's Soul?

I was going to stand pat with my post in honor of the Super Bowl, but I just couldn't pass this up. I grant you, anecdotal evidence isn't much evidence at all—and we must always be wary of "testimony" from family members with an ax to grindbut if this little set of childhood memories is even halfway true, it's one helluva comment on "Mr. Self-Esteem" and the cofounder of the Chicken Soup series, old Smilin' Jack Canfield. The first paragraph alone is worth the price of admission. And when you consider that one of the group's signature songs is called "I Hate Me" (!)...what more is there to say?

What a riot.

9 comments:

Cosmic Connie said...

I saw that link too on a comment on Salty Droid's blog yesterday. Is this yet another example of "the Law Of Attraction in action" for yet another star of "The Secret?" I think I have yet another headache from rolling my eyes.

Athol Kay: Married Man Sex Life said...

I've got it!

Chicken Soup for the Abandoned Childs Soul

Cha-Ching!

Markus said...

Yes! A post on the SHAMblog that's actually about SHAM! I knew you'd come through for me Steve.

Steve Salerno said...

Markus: Sigh. Very funny. But there will be much more to come on that score, Markus. Trust me.

Anonymous said...

Strangely enough, I received a link referring to Jack Canfield shortly after reading your post Steve. Looks like yet another "save the world" new age money spinner is in the making. Wonder if he'll end up on your guru watch list one of these days. http://livinggreatness.com/Team/index_team.html

a/good/lysstener said...

LOL, I Hate Me, that is priceless!

a/good/lysstener said...

And Steve, you forgot to mention that the group is Called Abuse!

Steve Salerno said...

I think you mean "Child Abuse," but the point is taken.

Anonymous said...

Interesting mention of Ibogaine, that stuff should be world famous, seems to me.