Gretchen Rubin on HAPPIER AT HOME: KISS MORE, JUMP MORE, ABANDON A PROJECT, READ SAMUEL JOHNSON, AND MY OTHER EXPERIMENTS IN THE PRACTICE OF EVERYDAY LIFE
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One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness, although she was standing in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. "Of all the elements of a happy life," she thought, "my home is the most important." In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home. She dedicated a school yearSeptember through Mayto making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.
In her previous book The Happiness Project, Rubin worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. How can she overcome the tyranny of her smartphone? How might she spotlight her family's treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster.
Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions and coaxes her family into new resolutions as well.
With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin's passion for her subject jumps off the page, inspiring readers to find more happiness in their own lives.
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project. Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor when she realized that she really wanted to be a writer.
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