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The happiness project : or, why I spent a year trying to sing in the morning, clean my closets, fight right, read Aristotle, and generally have more fun

Author: Gretchen Rubin
Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, 2011. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harper paperbackView all editions and formats
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On the outside, Gretchen Rubin had it all--a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career--but something was missing. Determined to end that nagging feeling, she set out on a year-long quest to learn how to better enjoy the life she already had. Each month, Gretchen pursued a different set of resolutions--go to sleep earlier, tackle a nagging task, bring people together, take time to be silly. She read  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen Rubin
ISBN: 9780061583261 006158326X 9780061583254 0061583251
OCLC Number: 707968222
Notes: Includes a "Reading Group Guide."
Description: xviii, 315 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Note to the reader --
Getting started --
January (Vitality): boost energy --
February (Marriage): remember love --
March (Work): aim higher --
April (Parenthood): lighten up --
May (Leisure): be serious about play --
June (Friendship): make time for friends --
July (Money): buy some happiness --
August (Eternity): contemplate the heavens --
September (Books): pursue a passion --
October (Mindfulness): pay attention --
November (Attitude): keep a contented heart --
December (Happiness): boot camp perfect --
Afterword --
Acknowledgments --
Your happiness project --
Reading group guide --
Suggestions for further reading.
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Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany. One rainy afternoon on a city bus, she realised that she wasn't as happy as she could be. In danger of wasting her days, she realized her life wasn't going to change  Read more...

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"An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. . . . Filled with open, honest glimpses into [Rubin's] real life, woven together with constant doses of humor." -- Terry Hong, Christian Science Monitor "For those Read more...

 
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