Many people have undertaken their own versions of happiness projects. Reading about the changes they made in their lives, and why, is fascinating. Here are some accounts that I found fascinating:
Walden – Henry David Thoreau (solitude)
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert (moving to Italy, India, and Bali)
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – Benjamin Franklin (self-discipline)
Zen in the Art of Archery -- Eugen Herrigel (Zen archery)
Not Buying It -- Judith Levine (not purchasing non-essentials)
Operating Instructions -- Anne Lamott (having a baby)
Drinking the Rain -- Alix Kates Shulman (solitude)
Julie & Julia -- Julie Powell (cooking every recipe in The Art of French Cooking)
And, of course, I can’t pass by an opportunity to include St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul (becoming a nun).
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