Happier At Home: The Days Are Long, But The Years Are Short by Gretchen RubinHappier At Home: The Days Are Long, But The Years Are Short by Gretchen Rubin

Happier At Home: The Days Are Long, But The Years Are Short

byGretchen Rubin

Paperback | December 31, 2013

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Tolstoy wrote, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." This is the statement that inspired bestselling author Gretchen Rubin to wonder whether she could foster an even greater happiness in her home. During The Happiness Project, the same questions kept tugging at her: How can I raise happy children? How can I maintain a tender, romantic relationship with my spouse--after fifteen years of marriage? How do I keep my BlackBerry from taking over my private life? How can I foster a well-ordered, light-hearted atmosphere in my house, when no one else will lift a finger to cooperate?
    This book is Gretchen's account of her second journey in pursuit of happiness. Prescriptive, easy-to-follow, and anecdotal, Happier at Home offers readers a way of thinking and being that is positive and life-affirming. With specific examples following the calendar year, an intimate voice, and drawing from science and pop culture, this book will resonate with anyone looking to strengthen the bonds of family.

GRETCHEN RUBIN is the author of the international bestseller The Happiness Project--an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. A graduate of Yale Law School, Rubin has served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, and cl...
Title:Happier At Home: The Days Are Long, But The Years Are ShortFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.9 × 5.1 × 0.8 inPublished:December 31, 2013Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385670842

ISBN - 13:9780385670845


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Enjoyable read, not all tips are applicable for everyone, but many are useful in general.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More Happy Tips This was a great follow up to the Happiness Project with a focus on creating a more happy family life for you and your loved ones. Well-written, it offers a lot of practical tips for making your day to day life more happy.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Preferred the Happiness Project This book was to repetitive for me. I much preferred the Happiness Project.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Helpful, but repetitive Rubin tends to re-hash her ideas from the Happiness Project in this book, rather than expanding on them.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok This was an o.k. book for me. There was something lacking from it and I have no idea what that was. I don't think i'd read it again... I had trouble finishing it.... It's just not what I expected, I guess....
Date published: 2016-12-27

Editorial Reviews

• "Gretchen Rubin has done it again. Her new book, Happier at Home is crazypants good. I took it with me on my vacation in August, and even though I was completely exhausted . . . , I stayed up way past my bedtime and read this book as if, well . . . as if it were Fifty Shades. . . . Here's the bottom line: Both of her books are better than chocolate and have far fewer calories." --Huffington Post (US)