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 (Paperback)

Author: Rubin, Gretchen

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excellent book

on 4/30/2012

this book is an inspirational and motivational tract on how to become happy without making a Herculean effort. It is all about baby steps and making change in our life which is not too difficult. It is certainly doable and worth doing as well. I have tried some of the steps, and I think they're certainly working. Read More

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A #1 "New York Times" bestseller, this relatable, inspiring project is the result of the author''s 12-month adventure in becoming a happier person. Written with a wicked sense of humor and sharp insight, her story will inspire readers to embrace the pleasure in their lives and remind them how to have fun.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061583261
SKU 216231576
Format Paperback
ISBN10 006158326X
Release Date 3/1/2011
Sales Rank 5215
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"THE HAPPINESS PROJECT is a deft, clear-eyed account of [Rubin's] efforts, discoveries, failings and ultimate successes....[She] wins readers with her honest, straightforward style....[The book] reads more like self-help than travelogue or comedy. But Rubin's methods are contagious, easy to apply in real life -- and practical."
"[THE HAPPINESS PROJECT] is an easy, sometimes entertaining read, though the navel-gazing can be off-putting. But if you like hearing the details of someone else's vague discontent...,, relish keeping charts, are game to try singing in the morning and think adding more chores to your life will increase your happiness, well, then, this book is perfect."
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Annotation Gretchen Rubin reports on her yearlong project to become happier without making drastic changes to her life, an endeavor which included taking on a series of manageable monthly goals (such as "bring people together" or "ask for help"); conducting scholarly research into happiness studies by Aristotle, Victor Frankl and Winston Churchill; and sharing her progress with an online community through her blog. Rubin's research allows her to create a working social definition for happiness, while her unique activities help her to apply that definition to her individual life. She discovers that happiness is a constant work in progress, and her analysis of her successes and failures is sure to benefit anyone intent on taking their own journey towards personal joy.
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Number of Pages 0315
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