Why Ketchup Is Magic, and More on Delights of Taste from “Life in Five Senses”

To show my appreciation for the Happier with Gretchen Rubin listeners, I’m providing an excerpt from the audiobook of my latest book, Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World, now available in paperback.

Life in Five Senses book Mockup

I’m thrilled to say that Life in Five Senses is a New York Times bestseller, and Apple named the audiobook as one of its “must listens.”

As you’ll hear, I narrate the book myself.

If you’d like to know more about my experience of recording it, you can read about it here.

I write about the many tricky words I had to learn how to pronounce, the surprising auditory illusion I experienced during the recording session, and the somewhat embarrassing reason why I had to keep a pillow in my lap the entire time.

If you’d like the discussion guide, retailer links, and more resources related to the book, you can find them here.

If you’re intrigued by your own senses, take my short, super-fun quiz, the “What’s Your Neglected Sense?” quiz.

I hope you enjoy listening to this excerpt. What a joy it was to write this book!




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