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CENTER CITY, Minn., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hazelden Publishing is pleased to announce that The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown has achieved the number one ranking on The New York Times 'Advice/How To' bestseller list.
The Gifts of Imperfection has been one of Hazelden's top-selling books since it was published in 2010. It first hit The New York Times bestseller list on April 14, 2013, at number six in the 'Advice/How To' category. From there, it made the top 10 list seven times before achieving the number one position on November 3, 2013.
"We are extraordinarily proud of Brene's accomplishment," said Nick Motu, publisher and vice president of marketing and communications at Hazelden. "Of the many publishing companies across the nation, only a few achieve the distinction of placing a book on The New York Times bestseller list. To reach the top spot -- and attain the top 10 list multiple times in one year -- is a real affirmation of this great author and our track record of consistently providing exceptional resources."
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Dr. Brene Brown, a research professor and thought leader on the issues of vulnerability, courage and shame, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living -- a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. Based on more than a decade of research, Brown takes the universal concept of shame, or the fear of being unloved, and teaches people how to develop resilience to that fear.
"We estimate that more than 1.5 million lives have been touched with the inspirational and healing messages in this wonderful book," said Alison Vandenberg, director of marketing and consumer business director for Hazelden Publishing. "Her insightful work has enhanced our mission of restoring hope, healing and health to those struggling with addiction and closely related issues, and Hazelden is extremely grateful to Brene and all the people who helped make this book a tremendous success."
Hazelden, an addiction treatment provider since 1949, is the leading publisher of innovative media, educational resources and service solutions to help people recognize, understand and overcome substance abuse, addiction and closely related issues. Hazelden launched into the publishing business with the meditation book for recovering alcoholics Twenty-Four Hours a Day in 1954. The book Codependent No More by Melody Beattie was the first self-help offering by Hazelden Publishing to be named to The New York Times bestseller list, in 1986. Today, Hazelden publishes over 600 trade books, distributed in the U.S., Canada and 37 other countries.
Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Built on decades of knowledge and experience, Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs, including treatment and continuing care for youth and adults, research, higher education, public advocacy, and publishing. Hazelden has facilities in Minnesota, Illinois, New York, Oregon, and Florida. Learn more at www.hazelden.org.
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