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  • Present over Perfect

  • Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
  • By: Shauna Niequist
  • Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,246
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,450

In this book, New York Times best-selling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. In Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours, too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A long, curious blog post

  • By Fromatoz on 02-13-17

Loved every part of this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-19

Coming off reading Rachel Hollis this was a breath of fresh air! In the world we live in today, where you have to be driven at all cost and always connected. it was a great reminder of what matters in life. Loved her voice ... loved her story!

  • Girl, Stop Apologizing (Audible Exclusive Edition)

  • A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
  • By: Rachel Hollis
  • Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,455
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,643

Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential. They feel a tugging on their hearts for something more, but they’re afraid of embarrassment, of falling short of perfection, of not being enough. In Girl, Stop Apologizing, number-one New York Times best-selling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar media company, Rachel Hollis sounds a wake-up call. She knows that many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people - whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Girl, you need to apologize!

  • By elizabeth on 03-13-19

Girl, you need to apologize!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-19

I really wanted to love this book! Loved Girl, wash your face. I pre- ordered the book and was ready to get fired up. RH was able to connect with her audience with her first book and this one doesn't even come close. The zero sense of reality other than her upper middle class is bs. One example, when you go to see a nutritionist for the first time, as if this is something we can all relate to. The obsession with weight. Is fat shaming okay? Saying she took an internship and didn't get paid, but not mentioning she had her husbands paycheck to rely on. "You can't assert your independence if you don't have the financial means to back it up." Say that to the woman listening who is in an abusive relationship. It's reckless! The pop culture references. She starts the book off obsessing over Demi Lovato. Did she forget this lady just had a major set back with her own addictions? Oh yes, but we should be able to just give up addictions. The moment she knew she didn't want to be poor at her birthday party where her mom made her a box cake and she had no decorations. Been there RH and that didn't make me think I didn't want to be poor it made me appreciate my parents and that they did all they could for me. Being wealthy doesn't make you rich! The whole chapter on asking her husband before she did anything."Grown up women don't ask permission!" I ask him out of respect, not because I have to. Huge difference! She gets so heated about the word Boss Babe and how disrespectful it is. But The entire book is allll about RH! It's extremely narcissistic and toxic to woman. One minute she's humble the next it's a brag session. There was some good in this book but the bad out weighs the good. I can't and won't recommend this to anyone I know.

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