Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less

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Thank You

We owe huge thanks to all of our contributors and fans, who shared thousands of stories about de-cluttering their lives. We loved reading all the submissions and choosing the 101 that would appear in the book. We have perhaps never turned away so many excellent stories. All of us on the editorial staff were so inspired by the stories that we all began our own cleanup projects.

We owe special thanks to Ronelle Frankel, who read all the submissions. She narrowed it down to more than 300 finalists for Amy to choose from. Assistant Publisher D’ette Corona then did the initial editing of the stories and picked the wonderful quotations that appear at the top of them. This paved the way for Amy to edit them, choose the “pop-up” phrases that we highlighted (a first for us) and shape the chapters. Our editors Barbara LoMonaco and Kristiana Pastir, along with outside proofreader Elaine Kimbler, jumped in at the end to proof, proof, proof. And yes, there will always be typos anyway, so feel free to let us know about them at [email protected].

The whole publishing team deserves a hand, including Executive Assistant Mary Fisher, Director of Production Victor Cataldo, and our graphic designer, Daniel Zaccari, who turned our manuscript into this beautiful book.

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