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Happiness Project : Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right,

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On the outside, Gretchen Rubin had it all--a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career--but 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. 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. Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify thehappiness in her life. With a wicked sense of humour and sharp insight, Gretchen's story will inspire readers to embrace the pleasure in their lives.--From publisher description.
Chronicles the author's year spent testing the edicts of conventional wisdom to assess their actual potential for improving life, describing how she engaged in various activities from getting more sleep and singing to her children to starting a blog and imitating a spiritual master. 50,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Self Improvement, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Personal Growth / Happiness, Sociology / General, Personal Memoirs, General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2009
TCIN: 11650988
UPC: 9780061583254
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-2427
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SarahR 3 years ago
I love this book. I thought that she had solid, concrete ideas, and she makes you think on every page. There was really no pushy opinionated ideas (religion or otherwise). Great read!
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