Presents real-life stories from successful teenagers and celebrities on believing in oneself and overcoming challenges to pursue one's passion.
Extraordinary Teens will inspire any young adult with its tales of teenagers achieving great success, with personal stories from many well-known young professional athletes, business entrepreneurs, motivational speakers, actors, writers, and filmmakers.Personal stories combined with photos and specific advice from the contributors. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Extraordinary Teens inspires teens with stories from the young people they admire. These extraordinary teens, mostly celebrities, share their troubles and triumphs, as well as what they do to continue to achieve. More than fifty celebrity contributors, including a special story from Sean Covey, author of Seven Habits for Highly Effective Teens. In the book is: Desiree Amadeo, environmental activist and MIT engineering student Eric Babbitt, two-time cancer survivor and athlete Chris Barrett, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and author Olivia Bennett, artist David D. Burstein, filmmaker and activist Kari Byron, Artist, thrill-seeker, and pro MythBuster Ryan Cabrera, singer, songwriter, and artist Julie Marie Carrier, Miss Virginia USA, speaker, and author Jon Chu, film director Kendall Ciesemier, philanthropist Cameron Clapp, triple amputee, famous athlete Shivani Dixit, humanitarian Jason Ryan Dorsey, author, speaker, and mentor Amanda Dunbar, world-class artist Chelsea Eubank, entrepreneur and clothing designer Timothy Ferriss, world record holder, kickboxing champion, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Dustin Godnick, entrepreneur, author, and speaker Dr. Farrah Gray, entrepreneur, author, and speaker Kent Healy, author, entrepreneur, and speaker Joshua Heinzl, entrepreneur, toy store owner, philanthropist, and motivational speaker Andrew Hewitt, author, speaker, visionary for education reform Tyler Hinman, crossword puzzle champion and puzzlemaker Joel Kent Holland, III, journalist, producer, and entrepreneur Chauncey Cymoné Holloman, entrepreneur, designer, speaker Cameron Johnson, author, speaker, and entrepreneur Roy Juarez, Jr., speaker, entrepreneur, and humanitarian Anna Kournikova, international tennis pro and model Jasmine Lawrence, entrepreneur Margaret Lewis, humanitarian and aspiring documentary photographer Grant Lin, national scholar and student leader Gabrielle Linnell, freelance writer Kyle Maynard, author, speaker, and champion wrestler Danica McKellar, actress, author, and math-whiz Lin Miao, Internet entrepreneur Nathan Nguyen, entrepreneur Jason O’Neill, entrepreneur William Oliver, author, trainer, and entrepreneur