Gretchen Rubin

Secret of Adulthood: No Matter How Much You Love What You Do, It’s Nice to Have a Little Break.

Secret of Adulthood: No Matter How Much You Love What You Do, It’s Nice to Have a Little Break.

And so I'm off! For lots of family time and visiting all my favorite spots in Kansas City. Back in a week. If you're thinking, "But Gretchen, I simply cannot go an entire week without reading something you've written about happiness," then let me suggest... Happier at Home. Get lots of info here. You can...

  • read an excerpt from the chapter on “Possessions
  • listen to a clip from the audio-book
  • watch the one-minute video trailer on “Ten ways to be happier at home” (can you guess which one is controversial?)
  • 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 your friends (U.S. and Canada only, sorry)

The Happiness Project. Get lots of info here. You can...

  • read an excerpt
  • request the one-page book-group discussion guide
  • watch the one-minute video trainer
  • look at the foreign cover gallery (the book has been published in more than thirty-five countries)
  • sign up for personalized, signed bookplates for you or your friends (U.S. and Canada only, sorry)

I can't help adding: they're both instant New York Times bestsellers, and they both make great gifts. Okay, end of commercial! Nothing makes me happier than reading, and I plan to do a lot of reading over the next week. But I don't know exactly what, except that I'm going to read Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol," which I realized I've never actually read. Any suggestions?

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