Saturday, 3 May 2008

Chicken soupers

Like father, like son.

Calgary Sun columnist Stephen Lautens, son of the late, great Toronto Star columnist Gary Lautens, is now a Chicken Souper like his dad.

Lautens says after columns by his father were used in several Chicken Soup books, he was invited to submit a Calgary Sun column for a Chicken Soup for the Father & Son's Soul book.

As he puts it in today's Calgary Sun: "It's like winning the Nobel Prize for columnists."

Without the $10,000 prize loot.

Stephen has a ways to go before topping poppa's Chicken Soup track record. Gary's columns have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul, Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasury.

And he isn't the first Sun staffer to share stories with the Chicken Soup audience.

Lorrie Goldstein, a Toronto Sun columnist, for one, as he notes in a review of Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul. (Also see

Are there other Sun columnists worthy of a Chicken Souper salute? E-mail us.

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