'Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More'.
Soon after she turned 36, Gretchen Rubin realized that she was in danger of wasting her life -- that she was among millions of people who lead seemingly indulgent lives but aren't as happy as they'd like to be. So instead of continuing to wait for her problems to correct themselves, Rubin decided to make changes, and on January 1, THE HAPPINESS PROJECT began.
Each month for the following year, Rubin pursued a different set of resolutions: clean the closets, quit nagging, sing in the morning, write a novel, remember birthdays. To supplement her efforts, she read everything from classical philosophy to current scientific studies, from Aristotle to Oprah, formulating her own definitions of happiness and how to achieve it. She kept track of which strategies worked and which failed miserably, sharing her stories and collecting those of others through a daily blog.
Bit by bit, she learned how to make herself happier. Weaving together philosophy, scientific research, and real-world strategies, THE HAPPINESS PROJECTis the engaging, relatable account of what worked for Rubin -- and, humorously, what didn't -- as she sought to become a happier person. With practical advice, sharp insight, and charm, Rubin's story will energize readers hoping to apply her tips as they shape their own paths to happiness.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSLLER.