The Happiness Project Book
Score: 3
From 3,777 Ratings

The Happiness Project


  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-06-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443418195

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The Happiness Project Excerpt :

What if you could change your life--without changing your life? Gretchen had a good marriage, two healthy daughters, and work she loved--but one day, stuck on a city bus, she realized that time was flashing by, and she wasn’t thinking enough about the things that really mattered. “I should have a happiness project,” she decided. She spent the next year test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Each month, she pursued a different set of resolutions: go to sleep earlier, quit nagging, forget about results, or take time to be silly. Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify the happiness that already existed in her life. Written with humour and insight, Gretchen’s story will inspire you to start your own happiness project. Now in a beautiful, expanded edition, Gretchen offers a wealth of new material including happiness paradoxes and practical tips on many daily matters: being a more light-hearted parent, sticking to a fitness routine, getting your sweetheart to do chores without nagging, coping when you forget someone’s name and more.

Happiness Project Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Happiness Project


  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-12-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554688494

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Happiness Project Excerpt :

What if you could change your life without really changing your life? On the outside, Gretchen had it all -- a good marriage, healthy children and a successful career -- but she knew something was missing. Determined to end that nagging feeling, Gretchen set out on a year-long quest, her own “happiness project,” 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, along with dozens of other goals. She read everything from classical philosophy to cutting-edge scientific studies, from Winston Churchill to Oprah, developing her own definition of happiness and a plan for how to achieve it. She kept track of which resolutions worked and which didn’t, sharing her stories and collecting those of others through her blog (created to fulfill one of March’s resolutions). Bit by bit, she began to appreciate and amplify the happiness that already existed in her life. Written with humour and insight, Gretchen’s story will inspire readers to embrace the pleasure in their lives and remind them how to have fun.

The Happiness Project Book
Score: 3
From 3,811 Ratings

The Happiness Project


  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-12-29
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061962066

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The Happiness Project Excerpt :

“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

Better Than Before Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

Better Than Before


  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385679466

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Better Than Before Excerpt :

From the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home comes a book that tackles the question: How do we make good habits that are easy, effortless, and automatic? Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she tests out on herself and others. In doing so, she discovers answers to questions such as: • At times, I've picked up a habit overnight, but other times, it's taken years to develop. Why? • Why do some people resist habits, while others adopt them eagerly? • I want to help my child/spouse/colleagues make a change. What can I do? • Why do I resist other people's advice on how to change, even if I think they are right? • How do I make good habits convenient and easy? Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself, and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves, and our own habit-tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue the habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals. — Included in Oprah's Super Soul 100 list

Happier at Home Book
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

Happier at Home


  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385670838

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Happier at Home Excerpt :

Tolstoy wrote, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." This is the statement that inspired bestselling author Gretchen Rubin to wonder whether she could foster an even greater happiness in her home. During The Happiness Project, the same questions kept tugging at her. How can I raise happy children? How can I maintain a tender, romantic relationship with my spouse--after fifteen years of marriage? How do I keep my Blackberry from taking over my private life? How can I foster a well-ordered, light-hearted atmosphere in my house, when no one else will lift a finger to cooperate? This book is Gretchen's account of her second journey in pursuit of happiness. Prescriptive, easy-to-follow, and anecdotal, Happier at Home offers readers a way of thinking and being that is positive and life-affirming. With specific examples following the calendar year, an intimate voice, and drawing from science and pop culture, this book will resonate with anyone looking to strengthen the bonds of family.

The Four Tendencies Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Four Tendencies


  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524760922

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The Four Tendencies Excerpt :

In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life. During her multibook investigation into understanding human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively. More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change. The Four Tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought: • People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself. • How can I help someone to follow good advice? • People say I ask too many questions. • How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask—or who keeps telling me what to do? With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.

The Happiness Project Book

The Happiness Project


  • Author : InstantRead Summary
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-03-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 152348621X

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The Happiness Project Excerpt :

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 by Gretchen Rubin | Summary and AnalysisBook Preview: Gretchen Rubin's book begins with the "story behind the story." In "Getting Started," Gretchen shares what sparked the whole idea of a "Happiness Project" to begin with. The idea was rooted in nothing more fateful than a bus ride. It was a typical day and a typical commute when Gretchen caught sight out the bus window of a woman juggling an umbrella, a cell phone, and a child. Not a very extraordinary woman, but someone that Gretchen could see herself in. She was that woman - ordinary, harried, and while not depressed, maybe not the happiest, either.That's when it hit Gretchen - she was happy, but was she happy enough? Was this, an ordinary bus ride with ordinary feelings on an ordinary day really all there was for her in life? She knew she had life good, but could she have it even better?Gretchen decided to find out. A perfectionist and planner, Gretchen got started on her "Happiness Project" by doing some research. She read all the greats - from Plato to Schopenhauer in philosophy; Seligman to Lyubomirsky in religion; Tolstoy to McEwan to even Oprah in literature and pop-culture. She spoke with friends and family and colleagues, all of them a mix of critical and encouraging.This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book This Book Contains: * Summary Of The Entire Book * Chapter By Chapter Breakdown * Analysis Of The Reading Experience Download Your Copy Today

Outer Order  Inner Calm Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Outer Order Inner Calm


  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984822819

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Outer Order Inner Calm Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this lovely, easy-to-use illustrated guide to decluttering, the beloved author of The Happiness Project shows us how to take control of our stuff—and, by extension, our lives. Gretchen Rubin knows firsthand that creating order can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. But for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. When we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we can find inner calm. With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, Rubin suggests dozens of manageable tips and tricks for creating a more serene, orderly environment, including: • Never label anything “miscellaneous.” • Ask yourself, “Do I need more than one?” • Don’t aim for minimalism. • Remember: If you can’t retrieve it, you won’t use it. • Stay current with a child’s interests. • Beware the urge to “procrasticlear.” By getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need, or don’t love, we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value.

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill


  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2004-05-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588363848

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Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill Excerpt :

Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry’s last great charge and inventor of the tank—Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war. Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is a dazzling display of facts more improbable than fiction, and an investigation of the contradictions and complexities that haunt biography. Gretchen Craft Rubin gives readers, in a single volume, the kind of rounded view usually gained only by reading dozens of conventional biographies. With penetrating insight and vivid anecdotes, Rubin makes Churchill accessible and meaningful to twenty-first-century readers with forty contrasting views of the man: he was an alcoholic, he was not; he was an anachronism, he was a visionary; he was a racist, he was a humanitarian; he was the most quotable man in the history of the English language, he was a bore. In crisp, energetic language, Rubin creates a new form for presenting a great figure of history—and brings to full realization the depiction of a man too fabulous for any novelist to construct, too complicated for even the longest narrative to describe, and too valuable ever to be forgotten.

The Happiness Project Book

The Happiness Project


  • Author : Ron Leifer
  • Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004120645

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The Happiness Project Excerpt :

...an intriguing and cogent examination of suffering through the perspectives of psychoanalysis and Buddhism...a substantial contribution.--Jerry Piven, The New School

The Happiness Equation Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Happiness Equation


  • Author : Neil Pasricha
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698155695

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The Happiness Equation Excerpt :

The #1 international bestseller from the author of The Book of Awesome that “reveals how all of us can live happier lives” (Gretchen Rubin). What is the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a New York Times–bestselling author, a Walmart executive, a father, a husband. After selling more than a million copies of the Book of Awesome series, wherein he observed the everyday things he thought were awesome, he now shifts his focus to the practicalities of living an awesome life. In his new book The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing and do anything in order to have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, you simply have yet to unlock the 9 Secrets to Happiness. Each secret takes a piece out of the core of common sense, turns it on its head to present it in a completely new light, and then provides practical and specific guidelines for how to apply this new outlook to lead a fulfilling life. Once you've unlocked Pasricha’s 9 Secrets, you will understand counter intuitive concepts such as: Success Does Not Lead to Happiness, Never Take Advice, and Retirement Is a Broken Theory. You will learn and then master three brand-new fundamental life tests: the Saturday Morning Test, The Bench Test, and the Five People Test. You will know the difference between external goals and internal goals and how to make more money than a Harvard MBA (hint: it has nothing to do with your annual salary). You will discover that true wealth has nothing to do with money, multitasking is a myth, and the elimination of options leads to more choice. The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about pretty much everything—your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness.

Profane Waste Book
Score: 1
From 2 Ratings

Profane Waste


  • Author : Gretchen Rubin
  • Publisher : Gregory R. Miller & Co.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 65
  • ISBN 10 : 0974364835

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Profane Waste Excerpt :

Profane Waste~ISBN 0-9743648-3-5 U.S. $25.00 / Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 75 pgs / 30 color. ~Item / June / Photography

How to be a Happier Parent Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

How to be a Happier Parent


  • Author : KJ Dell'Antonia
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-21
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735210486

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How to be a Happier Parent Excerpt :

An encouraging guide to helping parents find more happiness in their day-to-day family life, from the former lead editor of the New York Times' Motherlode blog. In all the writing and reporting KJ Dell'Antonia has done on families over the years, one topic keeps coming up again and again: parents crave a greater sense of happiness in their daily lives. In this optimistic, solution-packed book, KJ asks: How can we change our family life so that it is full of the joy we'd always hoped for? Drawing from the latest research and interviews with families, KJ discovers that it's possible to do more by doing less, and make our family life a refuge and pleasure, rather than another stress point in a hectic day. She focuses on nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, explores why they are hard, and offers small, doable, sometimes surprising steps you can take to make them better. Whether it's getting everyone out the door on time in the morning or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, How to Be a Happier Parent shows that having a family isn't just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It's about experiencing joy--real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for--along the way.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience Book

Songs of Innocence and of Experience


  • Author : William Blake
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PKEY:SMP2300000065008

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience Excerpt :

Songs of Innocence and of Experience is an collection of poems by William Blake. It appeared in two phases. A few first copies were printed and illuminated by William Blake himself in 1789; five years later he bound these poems with a set of new poems in a volume titled Songs of Innocence and of Experience Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul. William Blake was also a painter before the songs of innocence and experience and made paintings such as Oberon, Titania, and Puck dancing with fairies. "Innocence" and "Experience" are definitions of consciousness that rethink Milton's existential-mythic states of "Paradise" and "Fall". Often, interpretations of this collection centre around a mythical dualism, where "Innocence" represents the "unfallen world" and "Experience" represents the "fallen world". Blake categorizes our modes of perception that tend to coordinate with a chronology that would become standard in Romanticism: childhood is a state of protected innocence rather than original sin, but not immune to the fallen world and its institutions. This world sometimes impinges on childhood itself, and in any event becomes known through "experience", a state of being marked by the loss of childhood vitality, by fear and inhibition, by social and political corruption, and by the manifold oppression of Church, State, and the ruling classes. The volume's "Contrary States" are sometimes signalled by patently repeated or contrasted titles: in Innocence, Infant Joy, in Experience, Infant Sorrow; in Innocence, The Lamb, in Experience, The Fly and The Tyger. The stark simplicity of poems such as The Chimney Sweeper and The Little Black Boy display Blake's acute sensibility to the realities of poverty and exploitation that accompanied the "Dark Satanic Mills" of the Industrial Revolution.

Forty Ways to Look at JFK Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Forty Ways to Look at JFK


  • Author : Gretchen Craft Rubin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062604460

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Forty Ways to Look at JFK Excerpt :

An accessible portrait of the America's thirty-fifth president captures the contradictions and complexities of John Fitzgerald Kennedy as it presents forty contrasting views of the man, his life, his accomplishments, his contributions to history, and his legacy. 30,000 first printing.