The Happiness Project

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

by Gretchen Rubin

Hardback Publication Date: 01/01/2010

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"Wonderful. . . . Rubin shows how you can be happier, starting right now, with small, actionable steps accessible to everyone." -Julie Morgenstern, New York Times bestselling author of Organizing from the Inside Out

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. "The days are long, but the years are short," she realized. "Time is passing, and I'm not focusing enough on the things that really matter." In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

In this lively and compelling account-now updated with new material by the author-Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.

"An enlightening, laugh-aloud read."-Christian Science Monitor

This updated edition includes:

* A new extensive interview with the author

* Secrets of Adulthood

* An excerpt from Gretchen Rubin's new book, Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits-to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life
ISBN:
9780061583254
9780061583254
Category:
Self-help & personal development
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-01-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x27mm
Weight:
0.46kg
Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature.

She's the author of many books, including the New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project.

A member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages; and on her popular daily blog, gretchenrubin, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness.

She also has an award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

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