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The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

by Gretchen Rubin

On Sale: 10/30/2018

Price: $16.99

The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition

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The Happiness Project, Tenth Anniversary Edition

Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

by Gretchen Rubin

On Sale: 10/30/2018

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin dedicated a year to her happiness project—an attempt to discover what leads to true contentment.

In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.

Critical Praise

“An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. . . . Filled with open, honest glimpses into [Rubin’s] real life, woven together with constant doses of humor.” - Terry Hong, Christian Science Monitor

“For those who generally loathe the self-help genre, Rubin’s book is a breath of peppermint-scented air. Well-researched and sharply written. . . . Rubin takes an orderly, methodical approach to forging her own path to a happier state of mind.” - Kim Crow, Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Practical and never preachy . . . the rare self-help tome that doesn’t feel shameful to read.” - Daily Beast

“Packed with fascinating facts about the science of happiness and rich examples of how she improves her life through changes small and big The Happiness Project made me happier by just reading it.” - Amy Scribner, Bookpage

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062888747
  • ISBN 10: 0062888749
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 10/30/2018
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.829 in (d)
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
  • BISAC2 : PSYCHOLOGY / Emotions
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs