Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life
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.
PAGES OF JOY: Gretchen Rubin reveals how small changes at home can cheer us up, in her inspiring new book, Happier at Home Woman and Home
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times and international bestseller, The Happiness Project, an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studes, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. On her well-known blog, The Happiness Project, www.happiness-project.com, she reports on her daily adventures in the pursuit of happiness. Gretchen Rubin started her career in law, and she was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor when she realised that she really wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. The Happiness Project is more than a book and a blog, it's a movement. Happiness Project groups have sprung up from San Francisco to Lexington, Kentucky to Johannesburg, where people meet to discuss their own happiness projects. Dozens of blogs have been launched by people following Gretchen's example; hundreds of book groups have discussed the book; and rights for more than 35 foreign editions have been sold. The Happiness Project was even an answer on the game-show Jeopardy! Gretchen, an enthusiastic proponent of using technology to engage with readers about ideas, has a wide, active following on social media outlets such as Twitter 'twitter.com/gretchenrubin', Facebook 'facebook.com/gretchen.rubin.9', YouTube 'youtube.com/user/GretchenRubinNY', her monthly newsletter, and her daily 'Moment of Happiness' email.