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Shauna Niequist’s “Present Over Perfect”
surpasses 500,000 copies sold

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 21, 2018Shauna Niequist’s New York Times bestseller, Present Over Perfect, has sold over 500,000 copies since its release in August of 2016.  An instant bestseller, the title debuted at #2 on The New York Times Advice, How-To, & Miscellaneous bestseller list and sold 250,000 copies within the first six months of release.

Written in Niequist’s warm and vulnerable style, this ever-relevant collection of essays invites readers into the most important transformation: leaving busyness and frantic living behind and rediscovering the person readers are made to be. She gifts readers with a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most.

“It has been a tremendous joy for all of us at Zondervan to work with Shauna on this beautiful book and to see it reach such a significant sales milestone,” says Carolyn McCready, Executive Editor at Zondervan. “It is clear by the ongoing response from readers that Shauna has struck a chord of meaning and relevance with this topic. In writing with such transparency and from a place of experience she has led thousands of readers to find their own road to peace, meaning, and living for what really matters.”

Shauna Niequist is the author of Present Over Perfect, Savor, Bread & Wine, Cold Tangerines, and Bittersweet. Shauna is a bookworm, a beach bum, an enthusiastic home cook and a passionate gatherer of people. She is married to Aaron, and they live in Chicago with their two boys, Henry and Mac. You can connect with her online at

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