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.