It’s time for the next installment of Happier with Gretchen Rubin.
Unbelievable! This is our 100th episode -- without a break! Zoikes.
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Here are the questions we tackle:
Who are Elizabeth's favorite Housewives?
Who makes the egg-cooker I love so much? KRUPS (suggested by a listener).
What are the brand of my yoga pants that look like regular office pants? Betabrand (suggested by a listener).
When will my book Outer Order, Inner Calm become available?
What children's books do you recommend? Here's my list of my favorites.
What are our spirit animals?
When will we have our husbands and our parents on the show?
Have we ever had a sisterly falling-out?
How did we meet our husbands?
How does Elizabeth and Sarah's writing partnership work?
Do I have a story of failure, like Elizabeth's story of getting fired on episode 8 of The Other F Word podcast? I mention my books Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill and Forty Ways to Look at JFK.
Did Elizabeth decide whether or not to have another child?
Do we think that growing up in the Midwest shaped our personalities?
What we tell our 25-year-old selves? I mention my Twelve Personal Commandments.
No demerits! Just a gold star for this very VERY special episode -- a gold star to our listeners. We've had so much fun, heard so many great ideas, and have loved getting the chance to engage with listeners. Thank you.
Elizabeth’s young-adult romance Flower just hit the shelves. She and Shea Olsen have written a novel that combines love, temptation, secrets, ambition, celebrity, college applications…delicious.
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