The Happiness Project (Revised Edition): Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

The Happiness Project (Revised Edition): 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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062414854
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/29/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 14,376
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

I'm the author of the New York Times bestsellers "The Happiness Project," “Happier at Home” and “Better Than Before.” I write about my experiences as I test-drive the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about happiness, habits, and human nature. My next book will hit the shelves in summer 2017: “The Four Tendencies: The Surprising Truth about the Four Hidden Personality Types That Drive Everything We Do.”

Find out your Tendency—are you an Upholder, Questioner, Obliger, or Rebel?—when you take the free quiz at GretchenRubin.com.

Subscribe to my award-winning weekly podcast “Happier with Gretchen Rubin (more than 1 million downloads each month) and hear my sister and I discuss strategies and tips for how to make your daily life happier. I also created an app to help people harness the power of the Four Tendencies. Learn more at BetterApp.us or search the app store for “Better Gretchen Rubin.”

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. I wrote “Profane Waste in collaboration with artist Dana Hoey. I've also written three dreadful novels that are safely locked away in a drawer.


Before turning to writing, I had a career in law. A graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, I clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. I live in New York City with my husband and two daughters.

 

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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 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
litpixie 6 months ago
This year I wanted to look at my life differently and decided to read this, one chapter a month. Each chapter is one month's resolutions. There are differences between Rubin's life and my own, she's married with children while I'm single with a dog. I've seen reviews where readers felt that this bit made it difficult to continue with the book. I used her insights to look outside of my bounds. By thinking about the activities in my life I used Rubin's insights to change the way I approached my life. For instance, in 2015 I started a blog, which wasn't getting any traffic. In her March chapter, she talks about looking at creating a blog and learning to use the program. For a few months, I'd been thinking about changing my blog and I finally broke down and switched programs and with the first post I had readers, something I hadn't had with my first blog. Instead of reading this book in one sitting try reading it over the year. I found it an interesting project.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an amazing book for someone that really wants to get their life together, and her humor make each and every book, glowing