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
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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 1st 2011
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 315
Edition language: English
Well then...I wanted more from this book. I don't know, maybe I thought it was more self-help than memoir. I still enjoyed it though, just differently than I thought I would.I read through Gretchin's personal journey to happiness. She researched and put things to use that she learned, all in the nam...
This book was everywhere a few years ago. This wasn't a scribd book - I actually own it. I bought it a while back when my wonderful husband was having a bit of a life crisis and I thought that maybe it would provide me with some insight so I could help him through. His life crisis has passed, and I ...
I'm most of the way through this book and will probably finish it. I've enjoyed parts but there's a lot of fluff in between the enjoyable bits. Also Rubin has used the word q***r twice already. This book was written in 2009. Use a different word (strange works nicely). There's so much overlap be...
Did not finish this one, and I feel kinda bad about that. I really gave it the best chance I could. I was excited when I started reading it, but I had serious trouble relating to or liking the author. So I let it expire on my library download without really pushing myself to make it to the end. Mayb...
The non-fiction stunt genre. Before I read this book, I’d never heard this term, which refers to the wave of new authors who undertake an activity for a period of time and then chronicle the process. The name lends a somewhat unsavory whiff to this literature...indeed many would die rather than call...