The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

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“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible

Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

 

About Gretchen Rubin

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GRETCHEN RUBIN is the author of several books, including the blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project. Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor when she realized that she really wanted to be a writer. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
 
Published December 29, 2015 by Harper Paperbacks. 324 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Rubin is not an unhappy woman: she has a loving husband, two great kids and a writing career in New York City. Still, she could-and, arguably, should-be happier. Thus, her methodical (and bizarre) hap

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The best-selling author Gretchen Rubin’s study of domestic happiness has helped shape her weekends, and she tries to infuse them with leisure and “a sense of rest.”

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Christian Science Monitor

Before I even finished the book, I had already preordered multiple copies of Gretchen Rubin’s latest title, The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun.

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If Aristotle was correct in calling happiness the summum bonum of life -- the chief good, the ultimate thing we all strive for in all our strivings -- then The Happiness Project is a sure-fire recipe for having more of it.

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We've got real-life stories, clever plotlines, a comic book that gives new meaning to the term "graphic novel"...Go ahead and make dad's day with a read he won't be able to put down.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books including the bestselling Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill and Forty Ways to Look at JFK.

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... Book Review: The Happiness Project ... It follows Rubin and her family for 12 months as she focuses on a different area of life each month and ...

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The phenomenon is called “hedonic adaptation,” the author explains, and in her case it meant that “my own personal happiness thermostat regulated my good cheer back to blasé entitlement.” In other words we all have a happiness “set point” that’s hard to dislodge, even when good things (or very ba...

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Gretchen Rubin tapped into something with her best-selling book, "The Happiness Project," about finding ways to feel more satisfied with the life you have.

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In some ways it proved to me the elusiveness of happiness: not only is it a struggle in life to achieve happiness, but we must find our unique brand of happiness first;

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... Book Review: The Happiness Project and Happier at Home ... me a little while to get hooked on Gretchen Rubin's book The Happiness Project.

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Gretchen Rubin is a wife, mother and lawyer turned author who committed to making specific changes to improve her day to day life and happiness.

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... By the halfway point of January, lots of people have already given up on their New Year's resolutions. Altering a habit -- snapping at loved...

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Ultimately, what Rubin achieves is a better sense of personal awareness, not only of her faults.

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... I wish I could remember who told me about this book, I want to go back and give them a huge hug, for introducing me to a book that might just ...

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