For this chatty and intriguing little book, Rubin, a lawyer-turned-writer undertook a yearlong quest for happiness. A "Resolution Chart" with specific activities for each month (e.g., "Ask for help") helped her define happiness and become happier with her very good life, as did interesting facts from her scholarly research (though there are no footnotes or formal bibliography). Peppering the text are quotes from a vast array of people who have considered happiness, including Aristotle, St. Thérèse, and Viktor Frankl. This whole process might have come off as frivolously self-centered but for the excellent points Rubin highlights. [S]elf-helpers will be fascinated by her process.—[LJ ]
Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)
Meet the Author
Gretchen Rubin is the bestselling author of two books and a regular contributor to many magazines and newspapers. Her daily blog, www.happiness-project.com, ranks in the Technorati Top 5K and is cross-posted on Slate, The Huffington Post and Yahoo! She lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters.