Happier at Home

Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon Self-Control, and My Other Experiments in Everyday Life

New York Times Bestseller

Gretchen Rubin realized that her home, in all its aspects, was the most crucial element influencing her happiness.

So, starting in September (the new January), Gretchen dedicated a school year—from September through May—to concentrate on the factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, parenthood, body, neighborhood.

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How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she highlight her family’s most treasured possessions? How, for so long, had she overlooked the importance of the sense of smell? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster.

Happier at Home is the account of what author Gretchen Rubin tried, and what she learned, when she undertook to be happier at home. The book was an instant New York Times bestseller.

As in The Happiness Project, each month has a theme and finds Gretchen experimenting with several concrete, manageable resolutions meant to boost her happiness. With her signature blend of memoir, research, and experimentation, Gretchen’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.


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