A River Of Chicken Soup

An uplifting tale: two guys get very rich serving uplifting tales to an endless stream of readers

As far as inspirational stories go, this one is pretty good. Once upon a time--1989, to be exact--a pair of aspiring authors compiled a book of their favorite inspirational tales and poems. They grouped them according to topic and chose a catchy title. Then they hired a professional book agent to help them get their dream between hard covers. One major publisher after another turned them down cold, and after the 33rd rejection, their agent quit. Face it, they were told: "Parables don't sell." And that title! "Too nicey-nice." But the plucky authors soldiered on. Finally, in 1993, a small publishing...

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