Chicken Soup: 60 sec radio script
When Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen completed their manuscript titled, Chicken Soup for the Soul, they just knew they had a winner on their hands. The problem was, book publishers to whom they submitted their work had didn’t share their enthusiasm. After fourteen months of trying, their agent said it couldn’t be sold – more than one hundred and forty publishers rejected the manuscript.
Undeterred, Mark and Victor went off to a Booksellers convention, still hopeful for their first ‘yes’.
After two and a half days of further rejections, on the afternoon of the third day, they eventually found someone willing to give it a try. But they were told they shouldn’t expect too much.
The rest is history. Today the ‘Chicken Soup’ series of over 250 titles has sold more than 500 million copies worldwide in more than 40 languages.
The next time I’m tempted to give up, I hope I can recall this story. I just might think again.
This script was for a radio ‘filler’ and was written and narrated by John Callister.