RT book project

I’ve been advocating for several months to get Chicken Soup for the Soul to create a book of stories about the healing power of recreational therapy.

I’ve met a lot of resistance.

I’ve contacted Chicken Soup by mail and they’ve said “no,” too narrow of a topic.

I drove to Chicago one weekend to meet Jack Canfield, the co-creator of Chicken Soup to get his support and he sent my message on to Chicken Soup (a company and brand that he sold). – but they still said no.

I’ve created an online petition to request them to create the book (but only 400 signatures)  – but Chicken Soup said “no.” – They need millions of signatures.

I’ve contacted NCTRC and asked them to submit a letter to Chicken Soup, but they didn’t because the mission of NCTRC to is protect the public from harm.

I ‘ve contacted ATRA and asked them to write a letter to Chicken Soup, but they said it wouldn’t be fair to all the members of ATRA.

My last letter from Chicken Soup said “return to sender.”

Emotions: I feel invalidated. I feel rejected. I feel distressed.

But don’t despair.

I Danny Pettry am determined. I promise that I’ll continue to advocate until this book project gets approved.

I’m going to get this book published. I hope with Chicken Soup.

I really think Chicken Soup is making a huge mistake to disregard recreational therapy.

My second choice is Hay House.  My team has reached out to them and they are open to book proposals. What do you think?

I have another appointment to meet with Jack Canfield in 2017 in Philly. I’ll keep you posted.

The Truth About “Chicken Soup for the Soul”

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Their FAQs page says this:

“I have a title suggestion for a future Chicken Soup for the Soul book. How can I submit my idea?”  

Here is their answer: “We do not take book title ideas from the public. Please do not send us book title ideas.”

What This Means:

They have said in advance at their site that they do not want us to send any book title ideas.

The Truth About Recreational Therapy

Fact # 1: We are going to create a book!

Fact # 2: It is going to be an amazing and wonderful book full of stories about Recreational Therapists doing great things.

Fact # 3: I [Danny Pettry] am a visionary. I can kind of see into the future. I can visualize this book already as if it were already real. It is really awesome. I can’t wait for you to read it.

The Truth is: Chicken Soup for the Soul might miss out on a great book project:

We’re going to give Chicken Soup for the Soul the first chance to take on this book title. But if they don’t. so what – someone will. Even if we have to ask 145 publishers or self-publish it. But I don’t think it would take that many.

We’ll just have a different title for the same book. It doesn’t have to be a Chicken Soup for the Soul series book.

Action Steps YOU can do right now:

First:

Click here to sign the petition asking Chicken Soup to approve our book project!

Second:

Click here to chip in $10 to help us Win the campaign.