Brace yourself for some blatant self-promotion, folks. I have some big news (well, big for me). The paperback of Happier at Home is available for pre-order.
Check out the new jacket design and slightly tweaked subtitle. What do you think? I love the new jacket.
If you’re considering buying the book, I’d so appreciate it if you pre-order it now. Yes, right away. No delay! A fact about the book market these days is that pre-orders really help build buzz for a book, with booksellers, the media, and other readers. The more pre-orders, and the earlier they come, the better for a book.
If you do order it, I think you’ll enjoy it. Although I love all my books equally, my sister says that Happier at Home is my best book–and it is a New York Times bestseller. (See, I told you I was going to be self-promotional.)
Now, you might think, “I’ve read The Happiness Project. What else can Gretchen Rubin have to say? Maybe it’s just a re-hash.” No! I thought about this very carefully as I was writing. Even if you just finished reading The Happiness Project last week, Happier at Home will be fresh—new ideas, new information, more stories. Where The Happiness Project goes wide, Happier at Home goes deep. Plus: photos! (Which I took myself.)
Of course, it might be of special interest to anyone particularly interested in “home”: college or grad students, recent graduates, empty-nesters, newlyweds, new parents, people who have just moved, people overwhelmed with clutter, people who feel like they have no leisure, single people, people with spouses and/or kids, people with health issues…hmm, looks like that covers just about everyone. Because for most of us, home is a very significant element of our happiness. If you’d like a “Ten Tips for Happiness in Your New Home” signature card, for fun or if you have the audio- or e-book, sign up here (sorry, U.S. and Canada only).
Also, you might think, “I read Gretchen Rubin’s blog. C’mon, how much does she have to say?” But a book is very, very different from a blog. Ideas can be presented and developed in much richer ways. I tell longer, more interesting stories. I can be funnier (well, I try to be funnier). Also, I think a book is more likely to inspire you to make changes in your own life. In a book, you can more easily take notes about what applies to you. Underlining, highlighting, and taking notes in the margin allow you to engage with the material.
And I have to say, my specialty as a writer is endings, and the ending to this book may be the best thing I’ve ever written in my life. If you want to know more, look here.
I so appreciate the kind words from everyone who has read Happier at Home. I’m thrilled to hear that it’s resonating with so many people. If you’ve read it, you might enjoy the Behind-the-Scenes video or the Behind-the-Scenes extra (email me to request it). It was so fun to do these–I’d never done anything like this before. Yes, you can know the true story of “artisanal pickles.” All is revealed.
I know many book groups are reading Happier at Home, and the one-page discussion guide is ready; it’s also aimed at spirituality book groups, Bible study groups, and the like. Email me to request it.
Many of my readers have written that they want to buy Happier at Home to show their support—a “thank you” for everything I do for free. Which I very much appreciate.
If you’re thinking, “Yes! I’m intrigued! But, Gretchen, how can I learn more about Happier at Home?” you’re in luck. You can…
– read an excerpt from the chapter on “Time”
– listen to a clip from the audio-book
– watch the one-minute video trailer on “Ten ways to be happier at home”
– request the one-page book-group discussion guide
– watch the Behind-the-Scenes video ( spoiler alert, I reveal the book’s secret motif there)
- sign up for personalized, signed bookplates for you or or friends, (U.S. and Canada only, sorry)
Thank you, dear readers, for your enthusiasm, ideas, and support. You make me very happy.
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