Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America

Thank You

We owe huge thanks to all of our contributors and fans, who shared thousands of stories about what America means to them. We loved reading all the submissions and choosing the 101 that would appear in the book. In these times, when we hear so much negativity, it was refreshing and inspiring to read these stories. Patriotism is alive and well, and these stories do a great job of reminding us why we love our great nation.

We owe special thanks to D’ette Corona, Barbara LoMonaco, and Mary Fisher, who read all the submissions. They narrowed down the list of finalists for Amy to make some difficult decisions and choose and edit the stories that you see in this volume. D’ette Corona continued to be Amy’s right-hand woman in creating the final manuscript and working with all our wonderful writers. 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

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

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