The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

Paperback | April 24, 2012

byGretchen Rubin

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What if you could change your life without really changing your life? On the outside, Gretchen Rubin had it all -- a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career -- but she knew something was missing. Determined to end that nagging feeling, she set out on a year-long quest to learn how to better enjoy the life she already had.

Each month, Gretchen pursued a different set of resolutions -- go to sleep earlier, tackle a nagging task, bring people together, take time to be silly -- along with dozens of other goals. She read everything from classical philosophy to cutting-edge scientific studies, from Winston Churchill to Oprah, developing her own definition of happiness and a plan for how to achieve it. She kept track of which resolutions worked and which didn’t, sharing her stories and collecting those of others through her blog (created to fulfill one of March’s resolutions). Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify the happiness in her life.

The Happiness Project is the engaging, relatable and inspiring result of the author’s twelve-month adventure in becoming a happier person. Written with a wicked sense of humour and sharp insight, Gretchen Rubin’s story will inspire readers to embrace the pleasure in their lives and remind them how to have fun.

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What if you could change your life without really changing your life? On the outside, Gretchen Rubin had it all -- a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career -- but she knew something was missing. Determined to end that nagging feeling, she set out on a year-long quest to learn how to better enjoy the life she already ha...

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the bestsellingForty Ways to Look at Winston ChurchillandForty Ways to Look at JFK. Rubin began her career in law, and she was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City wit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781443414562

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Editorial Reviews

“Both inspirational and forgiving. . . . Rubin’s project makes curiously compulsive reading, which is enough to make any reader happy.”

- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)

“The more I read it, the happier I got. It’s filled with great insights that have changed every part of my life.”

- A.J. JACOBS, AUTHOR OF THE YEAR OF LIVING BIBLICALLY