I’m So Happy! HAPPIER AT HOME Hit the New York Times Bestseller List! #2!

I’m happy, I’m thrilled! I just found out that Happier at Home is #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, in its first week out in the world. This is one of the happiest moment of my professional career.

To make it even sweeter, The Happiness Project is still on the paperback bestseller list, at #8. So that means I now have a hardback and a paperback which are both top 10 bestsellers. Zoikes.

Thank you, my dear readers, for your enthusiasm everything you’ve done to support Happier at Home and all my work. Thank you!

Now I’m off to celebrate with my family!

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  • Julia

    why I don’t see it in the list? it would be in there next week? Congrats!

    • gretchenrubin

      One of the perks of being a publisher is that you get to see the list early. Yay! The next list to go up will be this one.

  • Lynn

    Congratulations! So very happy for you 🙂

  • Erin

    Congratulations! A well-deserved honor!

  • Tracy Gottschlich

    congratulations 🙂 I got my pre-ordered copy from amazon last week(end?), but haven’t had time to even crack the spine yet. Must add “make time for pleasure reading” to my (non-existent) list of things to better take care of myself, and you know…be happier at home 😉
    congrats again ~
    tracy @mamacreates

  • Kiran

    Congratulations from one of your super fans in Canada!

  • AmyK

    Bravo! You deserve every bit of this success, Gretchen! I loved The Happiness Project, and I am finding loads of practical advice and profound insight in Happier At Home. I can’t wait to read more tonight!

    • gretchenrubin

      I’m so happy to hear that you’re enjoying it. Thank you!!

  • Congratulations! Well-deserved!

  • Gail


  • Hooray, congrats Gretchen! Can’t wait to get mine in the mail, I’m still waiting for it!

  • Tess

    May I ask how much money you spent to advertise Happier At Home because I see it in all my other windows as the main advertisement!! Honestly, a little annoying because its everywhere just because I visited your blog.

    Please talk about this process. Thanks.

    • gretchenrubin

      Weird, my reply deleted.

      Anyway, again — Sorry that it’s bugging you! I don’t control advertising but will see what I can do about it popping up so much.

    • peninith1

      If you happen to have bought either of the happiness books on line, written about them, or participated in this blog, I would guess that there are ‘cookies’ in your computer that lead to ads ‘you might be interested in’ being automatically posted, including the ads for the book even if you have already bought a copy. I know that I see ads for “Happier at Home” on Words with Friends, Facebook, and another game application I use, as well as on my email home page. The cyber world has your number and it has mine. I say, embrace it and be glad that your own tastes are doing something to determine what you see on the screen!!

      And don’t let me let the moment pass without saying that every time I see that little bird house advertising Happier at Home, I SMILE! Thanks Gretchen, for more great ideas about how to live life better!

  • Ken


  • Cindy

    Congratulations! I did wonder what else you could have to say but there was plenty! I’ve enjoyed it tremendously and gotten many good ideas. Thanks!

    • gretchenrubin

      Thanks so much! I’m sure many people had the same thought – but happiness is such a huge subject, there is so much to talk about. I really made an effort to keep it fresh and new, so people who had read The Happiness Project wouldn’t feel it was a re-hash.

  • Deb

    Yeah! You deserve it – your books are life changing!

  • Thanks so much for giving birth to these books. I love a good project and as someone who has been re-doing Simple Abundance every few years, I am grateful to have a new framework for change! I am smack in the middle of my own Happiness Project. I had pre-ordered Happier At Home for my Kindle and I was a little curious if I could overlap the projects, but it’s been easy and actually helpful to keep that spark for change ignited. I am definitely HAPPIER. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (and a great big congratulations to you- well deserved!)

  • Congratulations!

  • LivewithFlair

    Congratulations! You live with flair, and I love it! How wonderful and exciting! HOW did you choose to celebrate with your family? I’m curious! I want to know!

  • Talia

    Congratulations! I am reading The Happiness Project for the second time and still love it! Thank you for such a great book. Looking forward to starting Happier at Home!

  • Whoo Hoo! CONGRATS! Now you really are my YODA of happiness! LOL

  • @TinaWRey

    I keep The Happiness Project on my nightstand. I pre-ordered two copies of Happier at Home and I have stolen the minutes to read to page 193 so far! I am 55 years old and have been married for 32 years. An old dog can learn new tricks! (that is one of my Secrets of Adulthood). I know a young woman who really struggles with marriage and parenthood so those chapters have been truly poignant to me. The second copy that I purchased is for her. I hope and pray she will read and really hear your words. I have appreciated these books so very much. Also I purchased a copy of ‘Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill’ for my husband last Valentine’s Day. He loves all things Churchill!
    I am a huge fan of kid/young adult literature. For many years I thought I was the only adult reading kids books all the time! Now I have an 8 yr. old grandson to legitimize my kid book expenditures!
    I thank you for sharing your family and your considerable talents with all of us. I hope we might see books on happiness for children and happiness for teens. Naturally these books would steer them to books and away from screens! Ha! But seriously, I do think there is a need.
    Best wishes for continued success and adventures!
    Tina Reynolds

    • gretchenrubin

      Thanks so much—I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoy my work.

  • @TinaWRey

    Hmm, I see that for some reason my dear husbands picture appears with MY name attached and I can’t get my photo to appear. This long-time marriage blur of all things has gone too far! 🙂

  • Rachel

    Congratulations! I will be purchasing it for my library’s collection. (I’m a librarian.)

  • PNWGal

    Congratulations! Very thrilling!

  • annie!

    Congratulations! I plan to purchase your books when I get to the States next week!

  • 423


    Congratulations! You work so hard at this blog and your books but you wear it lightly. Consider yourself given a GOLD STAR!

  • Congratulations.

  • Di

    congratulations! you deserve it. Not only do you have two bestsellers, but more importantly you’ve probably gotten thousands of people started on their own path to happiness. That must feel so awesome:) I look forward to reading your new book! Cheers, Di. (www.the-impeccable-me.blogspot.com)

  • Kathy

    First, I have really enjoyed the book (almost finished). Second, a huge thank you for your mention of the Colleen Moore Fairy Castle. When I was a child I had a book about it that I spent hours pouring over. As an adult I tried to find the book again but could never remember the name of the dollhouse. Thank you for giving me the key to reconnect with a source of happiness! (p.s.: my pre-order gift arrived yesterday. Very cute and a surprise when I got home after a particularly grueling day)

    • gretchenrubin

      We just went to see it a few months ago in Chicago—amazing thing!

      I’m so happy to hear that you’re enjoying the book.

  • HistoryBuff

    Congratulations Gretchen! You deserve it! I love your blog!

  • Congratulations! I’ve just begun and I’m really enjoying it, already planning some shrines 🙂

  • Shannon Winakur

    Congratulations on all your success, Gretchen! I am thoroughly enjoying Happier at Home, and I look forward to reading The Happiness Project next! I feel like I am coming to your work ‘late in the game,’ but it is really making a difference in my life. I have not spent enough time at home, and I appreciate your guidance as I work on being more comfortable in my home, instead of running away from the clutter and chaos.