CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL FORUM: Inspiring Greater Love in Our Marriages & Our Parenting!

Today, another one of those “People of Distinction Forums” with Al Cole that you’ve been requesting…and that you’ve come to love. And this one is the top of the line, people – nothing more successful in the book world, nor more nourishing for the soul…than Chicken Soup for the Soul!

Today, on the Al Cole stage, five ladies who represent the best of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book line, starting with the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief – Amy Newmark!

Amy is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University and in 2008 stepped in as Publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul!

Along with Amy, there are at least four more reasons for Chicken Soup’s phenominal success – and they are (in alphabetical order) Barbara LoMonaco, D’ette Corona, LeAnn Thieman and Susan Heim. (Note: Please forgive the lack of space for pictures. For an excellent picture of Susan Heim, please vist her interview with Al under “People of Distinction” on WomensRadio).

Barbara LoMonaco is a senior editor of Chicken Soup for the Soul and has been with the company since 1998.


D’ette Corona
is the Assistant Publisher of Chicken Soup for the Soul and has been with the publishing house in various positions for ten years. LeAnn Thieman is a long-time Chicken Soup for the Soul co-author and has numerous Chicken Soup titles to her credit. Susan Heim is a long-time Chicken Soup for the Soul editor and is the co-author of many Chicken Soup books as well.

The Chicken Soup for the Soul series has sold more than 112 million copies, holds a place in The Guinness Book of World Records for having the most books on the New York Times bestseller list at one time, and has been named by USA Today as one of the five most memorable and impacting books of the last quarter century!

And three of the distinguished and charming women you’ll hear today, Amy Newmark, LeAnn Thieman and Susan Heim, have already been individual guests on Al’s show. It’s a pleasure to welcome Barbara LoMonaco and D’ette Corona to the “People of Distinction” stage too!
And now, it’s a supreme pleasure to welcome all five women, and everybody else, to our “CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL FORUM: INSPIRING GREATER LOVE IN OUR MARRIAGES & IN OUR PARENTING”!

About Al Cole

Al Cole, “Mr. Romance,” has lived some life, and has paid some dues. Al, an African-American man(don’t let the blue eyes fool ya!), is the product of a very loving, very special, romantic mother and father. From the earliest age Al related to that generous, loving, romantic spirit that was nurtured in him.

Al has also seen oppression. Oppression can sometimes breed sensitivity and empathy. This aspect of living has caused Al to relate to women even more sensitively and empathetically. A sensitivity and empathy that Al calls “Romance.” Creativity rounds out the character. Al is a born and professional entertainer. Through Al’s singing and songwriting, his CBS Radio broadcasting, and through the depth of his voice, Al has learned many ways to deliver his “Romance” message—seriously, comically, sensually and spiritually. He has carried the Romantic word out to women…and to men too. And in the carrying of that message, Al has found that women and men from all backgrounds have often asked for his advice and guidance concerning their familial and romantic relationships.

Al has been particularly blessed to have women confide some of their deepest personal and relationship secrets to him. These “secrets” coupled with his own experiences and intuitions have combined in his offering both women and men some of the most powerful, enlightening, and mind-challenging guidance that they say they have ever received.

Al has been told over and over again by his fans, fans who affectionately call themselves “Al Cole-holics”, that his reflections, as well as his romantic words, could fill a book. The reflections, the romance, and the “secrets” have now been revealed in Al’s new book Romance for Women…& For All Mankind!

Al is also the Host of Al Cole: People of Distinction on WomensRadio. Al Cole: PEOPLE Of DISTINCTION is a unique show giving distinctive public figures the chance to talk not only about their great public accomplishments, but also notable aspects of themselves as individuals…what motivates them to create the things they do, their special goals and interests, their insights into life itself!