Who is Patty Hansen?
Patty Hansen has co-authored many of the most beloved stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul® collection. With her writing partner Irene Dunlap, she contributed to Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul 2, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul 2, Chicken Soup Christmas Treasury for Kids, Chicken Soup for the Child’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Girl’s Soul. Hansen also coauthored Condensed Chicken Soup for the Soul and Out of the Blue: Delight Comes into Our Lives.
Prior to her career as an author, Patty worked for United Airlines as a flight attendant. During her 13 years in the air, she received two commendations for bravery.
Patty hung up her flight attendant wings in 1979 and married a young, en- thusiastic motivational speaker, Mark Victor Hansen, future co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul. She was his wife and business partner for the next 27 years. In 1998, Patty became the President of Legal and Licensing for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. As head of licensing, Patty guided her company into co-branded marketing partnerships with corpora- tions such as Arby’s, Diet-Coke, Pfizer and NASCAR.
Patty’s marriage to Mark Victor Hansen recently ended after nearly 27 years together, though the two remain on friendly terms. Her latest book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Divorce and Recovery (Chicken Soup for the Soul, October 2008, 978-1-935096-21-4, $14.95), is a collection of real-life inspirational sto- ries written by those who have been through divorce and emerged happy, healthy and independent. Patty currently resides in Newport Beach, Calif.
The Chicken Soup family shares sto- ries of support, inspiration, and hu-
mor to help through all phases of divorce:
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