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Est. July, 2001 Inspiration That Any Hapless Clod Can Muddle Through Life Contact Us
Copying the Recipe
Grow your business with funny stories that will engage customers.

Feeding the Crowds
Treat an audience to a sidesplitting speech or an unforgettable team-building event.

Flavors for Films
Access material on which you can base an entertaining short film.

Spilling Your Guts
Tell us about your foibles and reap rewards.




Sharing Our Portions

We are committed to donating 10 percent of our net profits to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The Foundation serves as an active voice for the more than 134,000 children in the public child welfare system who are waiting for permanent homes and loving families.

This cause is close to the heart of Ed Mauss, the author of Spilled Soup and founder of this site. The father of two adopted children, Ed is adoption advocate (read an op-ed and an essay) and looks for opportunities to serve vitally important causes, such as donating blood at a children's hospital or volunteering for a local children's home. His first visit to a children's home in his community was an affecting experience. It broke his heart to see how emotionally devastating it is for children who have been betrayed by adults entrusted with their care.

Says Ed: "While most of us can laugh about the minor missteps in our lives, these children suffer terrible misfortune by no fault of their own. Someone spills soup on them regularly and -- if you'll pardon the metaphor -- it's often scalding. So while this book is all in good fun, there are serious circumstances that deserve our thoughts, prayers and actions to remedy."





Broth and Stock
Find out how Spilled Soup was cooked up.

Soup du Jour
Read press releases and news media coverage.

Sharing Our Portions
Learn why 10% of net profits are devoted to promoting adoption.


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