Please look for my story The American Team in this book, available in bookstores and online in late August. This is my 17th story in the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. As always, I’m very proud to be associated with a company that inspires millions around the world, but particularly this book because of how divided and angry so many Americans are these days, even violently angry. It’s not supposed to be this way. We’re supposed to be able to talk to each other without violence. I hope this book reminds us of that and all the other wonderful things we have in common as Americans, despite our differences of opinion.