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Announcing The Four Tendencies Book Tour! Hope to See You Along the Way.

Announcing The Four Tendencies Book Tour! Hope to See You Along the Way.

I'm gearing up for my book tour for The Four Tendencies! I can't wait.

Some writers don't enjoy traveling or speaking, but I really enjoy it. I love connecting in person to book and blog readers as well as Happier listeners.

I wish I could go to every city, but because of the time and money involved, I can only visit a handful. I try to mix it up, too -- to try to visit new cities with every tour.

I've been doing book tours for many years now, and one difference is that nowadays, most events are ticketed; ticketing helps event-planners and booksellers, because they know how many people to expect. So, if you're planning to come to an event, I suggest buying your tickets soon, because many of these venues may sell out.

Standing room only! Starting soon. #betterthanbefore

A post shared by Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) on Apr 7, 2015 at 4:04pm PDT

One of my favorite things about events is the chance to do question-and-answer with the audience. I love q-and-a. In fact, a major inspiration for my writing The Four Tendencies came from audience q-and-a. For my book talk for Better Than Before, I packed in all the material that I thought was the most surprising, interesting, and useful from the book -- but 90% of people's questions were about the Four Tendencies. People only wanted to talk about the Tendencies! So I realized that people wanted to learn more, and that I had a lot more to say.

One new fun feature of this tour is that three of the events are with brilliant fellow writers. It will be great to sit down for a conversation with...


If there's an event in your city, I hope to see you there! Please come, bring your friends.

If there's no event in your city, you can...

1. Request a signed book plate 

2. Join me on a Facebook live broadcast and ask your burning question there

3. Join me for a live chat in my free app, Better, (the next one is Monday, June 17)


Boston, MA / Sept 12

Q&A moderated by Melissa Hartwig. Signing to follow.
Hosted by Harvard Bookstore.
Location: Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138
*Tickets required. Details here.
Date: September 12, 2017 06:30 pm

New York, NY / Sept 13

Talk/Q&A/Book signing at www.Open
Location: Marble Collegiate Church, 1 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001, (at 5th Ave)
*Ticketed event (price includes a copy of the book, The Four Tendencies)
Date: September 13, 2017 07:00 pm

Dallas, TX / Sept 14

Authors Live! at Highland Park United Methodist Church.Location: 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75205
Program, Q&A, Book Signing.
The 7pm event is free and open to the public. The 6pm pre-reception is a ticketed event that includes a copy of the book.
Date: September 14, 2017 07:00 pm

North Richland Hills, TX / Sept 15

Talk/Q&A/Signing @ North Richland Hills Library,
9015 Grand Avenue, North Richland Hills, TX12:00pm reception;  1:00pm event open to the public
*Ticketed lunch event. Details here.
Date: September 15, 2017 01:00 pm

Claremont, CA / Sept 19

Luncheon at Claremont Graduate University.
Location: Claremont University
*Ticketed events. Details coming soon.
Date: September 19, 2017 01:00 pm

Santa Monica, CA / Sept 19

LIVE Talks LA at The Moss Theater
3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
*Tickets required. Details here.
Date: September 19, 2017 08:00 pm

Rancho Santa Fe, CA / Sept 20

Luncheon hosted by Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild
*This is a ticketed event. Details here.
Date: September 20 2017 12:00 pm

San Diego, CA / Sept 20

Talk/Q&A/Signing, Hosted by Warwick’s at USD
Location: USD, Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theater
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
*Ticketed event. Details here.
Date: September 20 2017 07:00 pm

San Francisco, CA / Sept 21

Q&A moderated by Kim Malone Scott
Location: Books Inc in Opera Plaza. 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94102
*Ticketed event. Details here.
Date: September 21, 2017 07:00 pm

Washington, D.C. / Sept 26

Gretchen Rubin in Conversation with Chris Guillebeau, hosted by Politics & Prose.
Location:  Sidwell Friends Meeting House. 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW,  Washington, D.C.
*This will be a ticketed event. Details here.
Date: September 26, 2017 07:00 pm

Los Angeles, CA / October 18

Werk It Podcast Festival.
*Ticketed event. Details here.
Date: October 04 2017

Louisville, KY

Details TBA.
Date: October 18, 2017



Indianapolis, IN / Nov 7

Keynote at Indiana Conference for Women.
*Ticketed event. Details here.
Date: November 07, 2017

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