At age 12, Dan starred in a weekly CBS television series and was the voice of a cartoon character. As a teenager Dan was a four sport, 9-Time Varsity Letterman, voted Outstanding High School Athlete’ three years in a row – who became a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, Alpine Ski Racing champion, Intermountain Moto Cross champion, Sunkist All-American Football Player and All-Star Baseball Pitcher, earning a full athletic scholarship to play both sports at the University of Utah.
Dan is an alumnus of the University of Utah (psychology); a University Professor; Podcast Host; New York Times Best Selling Author of 35 books and a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. One of Dan’s famous stories ‘Puppies For Sale’ was made into a film at Paramount Studios starring Jack Lemmon.
As a master storyteller Dan has been published in over 50 million books in 40 languages worldwide; has appeared on over 500 TV and radio programs including Oprah, Glenn Beck, NPR and Voices of America/Radio Free Europe. Dan teaches to focus on what matters most, which is what lasts the longest – knowing the goal is not to live forever, but to create something that will.
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