Ratings : 115173

Review : 11141


Published : Dec. 29, 2009

By : Harper

Language : eng

Paperback : 301 Pages

Published : Dec. 29, 2009

By : Harper

Language : eng

Paperback : 301 Pages

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

115173 Ratings - 11141 Review

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, 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.



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ABOUT Gretchen Rubin

I am the author of New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and Better Than Before, and The Four Tendencies. My next book, Outer Order Inner Calm , will be published March 2018.

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I have a popular, award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin (search in your favorite podcast app) and a blog (GretchenRubin.com), where I write about my daily adventures in happiness and habit-formation.

My previous books include a bestselling biography of Winston Churchill, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, and one of John Kennedy, Forty Ways to Look at JFK. My first book, Power Money Fame S..: A User's Guide, is social criticism in the guise of a user's manual. Profane Waste was a collaboration with artist Dana Hoey. I've also written three dreadful novels that are safely locked away in a drawer.