Thank You

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice 20th Anniversary Edition

Thank You

What a fun project this was! We felt like we were throwing our own 20th anniversary party as we read the positive stories from our readers and put this unprecedented collection together.

This is a thank you that spans twenty years, as we are grateful to the various contributors whose stories, many of which are from the original Chicken Soup for the Soul, proved timeless enough to be cited as favorites by our readers. We are grateful to those thought leaders, whose stories have held up so well, and we also appreciate all the readers who sent in their new stories about how our old stories have changed their lives.

We owe a special thanks to our editor Barbara LoMonaco, who was the perfect person to read the submissions for this book as she has been with Chicken Soup for the Soul since almost the beginning. Our assistant publisher D’ette Corona is also an “old timer,” despite her youth, and she worked closely with Barbara to evaluate the stories and prepare the manuscript after we had made our final choices. Our editors Madeline Clapps and Kristiana Pastir worked hard to proofread and prepare the manuscript for our Creative Director and book producer, Brian Taylor at Pneuma Books, who did a masterful job putting together this manuscript that blends the old with the new.

~Amy Newmark

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