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

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HarperCollins Canada, Dec 28, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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What if you could change your life without really changing your life? On the outside, Gretchen had it all -- a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career -- but she knew something was missing. Determined to end that nagging feeling, Gretchen set out on a year-long quest, her own “happiness project,” 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 that already existed in her life. Written with humour and insight, Gretchen’s story will inspire readers to embrace the pleasure in their lives and remind them how to have fun.

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Review: 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

User Review  - Camille Dent - Goodreads

This was a nice, light read. I am glad I took the time to read it; however, I probably won't be picking it up again. There is nothing profound about the content or the writing, but I really enjoyed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

this book caught my eye on my daughters bookcase so i asked to borrow it. was a really interesting read and while im not planning to follow it to the letter doing a years project myself it has certainly given me some things to think about and ideas to put in place. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

GRETCHEN RUBIN is the author of several books, including the bestselling Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill. Visit her popular blog at happiness-project.com, follow her on Twitter @gretchenrubin or become a fan on Facebook.

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