Sarah Ban Breathnach (born may 5, 1947) is a best-selling author, philanthropist and public speaker. She is the author of thirteen books, including Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy which spent more than two years on The New York Times Best Seller list where it held the number one position for a year. To date, Simple Abundance has sold over 5 million copies and has been translated into 28 languages. Ban Breathnach's follow up book Simple Abundance, Something More, debuted at the number one spot on the best selling book lists of the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Publisher's Weekly. To date, Something More has sold over 1.2 million copies. Ban Breathnach was also the first author in the history of the Wall Street Journal's list of best-selling books, to appear in both the number one (Simple Abundance) and number two (The Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude) slots.