The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project was an instant and #1 New York Times bestseller. Rights have been sold for 31 foreign editions of The Happiness Project On Top of the Happiness Racket

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Gretchen Rubin on Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien

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Highlights from the Reviews

“Rubin writes with keen senses of self and narrative, balancing the personal and the universal with a light touch.” “Rubin’s project makes curiously compulsive reading, which is enough to make any reader happy.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Aided by her formidable intelligence and willingness to try anything, she spent a year road-testing every theory about happiness she could get her hands on, using her own life as the road.”

“Before I even finished the book, I had already preordered multiple copies of Gretchen Rubin’s latest title, The Happiness Project. Which means if you’re looking for an enlightening, laugh-aloud read, get the book and forget the rest of this review.”
Christian Science Monitor

“For those who generally loathe the self-help genre, Rubin’s book is a breath of peppermint-scented air. Well-researched and sharply written, she sprinkles her text with observations on happiness from Aristotle and Plutarch, Samuel Johnson and Martin Seligman, The Dalai Lama and Oprah.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Rubin masterfully interweaves touching and often funny personal anecdotes into the analysis of her progress, resulting in a friendly, approachable and compulsively readable narrative that will not only make you want to start your own Happiness Project, but will also make you want to invite Rubin out for a cup of coffee and a cruller.”
San Diego Union-Tribune

From a Few Bloggers

Bob Sutton, Work Matters
Collen Wainwright, Communicatrix
Fred Wilson, A VC
Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution
Jonathan Fields, Awake at the Wheel
Erin Doland, Unclutterer
Chris Guillebeau, The Art of Non-Conformity
Jesse Kornbluth, Head Butler

Fun Facts named Gretchen Rubin one of the 14 Power Women to Follow on Twitter.

“The Happiness Project” was an answer on the game show “Jeopardy!"

Of all the things that I’ve written, I think the one-minute video, The Years Are Short, resonates most with people.

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Let me suggest my book The Happiness Project. I can’t resist mentioning: #1 New York Times bestseller, on the bestseller list for two years, and translated into 30 languages.


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