The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin audiobook

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
Read by  Gretchen Rubin

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780061583254
9.88 Hours 1
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#1 New York Times Bestseller “An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. . . . Filled with open, honest glimpses into [Rubin’s] real life, woven together with constant doses of humor.” —Christian Science Monitor Gretchen Rubin’s year-long experiment to discover how to create true happiness. Drawing on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world examples, Rubin delivers an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation. Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference. As an added bonus, this recording includes a sampling of Gretchen’s podcast, Happier With Gretchen Rubin. In this episode, "Choose the Bigger Life," Gretchen and her sister, Elizabeth Craft, discuss happiness, good habits, and whether Gretchen is going to get a dog.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A Washington Post bestseller

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“An enlightening, laugh-aloud read. . . . Filled with open, honest glimpses into [Rubin’s] real life, woven together with constant doses of humor.” —Christian Science Monitor

Gretchen Rubin’s year-long experiment to discover how to create true happiness. Drawing on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world examples, Rubin delivers an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.

In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.

As an added bonus, this recording includes a sampling of Gretchen’s podcast, Happier With Gretchen Rubin. In this episode, "Choose the Bigger Life," Gretchen and her sister, Elizabeth Craft, discuss happiness, good habits, and whether Gretchen is going to get a dog.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is the rare book that will make you smile and think—often on the same page.” Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author
“This book made me happy in the first five pages. And the more I read it, the happier I got. It’s filled with great insights that have changed every part of my life, from love to money, from work to play, from writing to Diet Coke.” A. J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author
The Happiness Project is a wonderful book. Gretchen Rubin shows how you can be happier, starting right now, with small, actionable steps accessible to everyone. Among her many attainable strategies, her discovery of the connection between inner happiness and outer order is spot-on!” Julie Morgenstern, New York Times bestselling author
“For those who generally loathe the self-help genre, Rubin’s book is a breath of peppermint-scented air. Well-researched and sharply written...Rubin takes an orderly, methodical approach to forging her own path to a happier state of mind.” Cleveland Plain Dealer
“An enlightening, laugh-aloud read...Filled with open, honest glimpses into [Rubin’s] real life, woven together with constant doses of humor.” Christian Science Monitor
“Practical and never preachy...the rare self-help tome that doesn’t feel shameful to read.” Daily Beast
“Rubin’s funny, perceptive account is both inspirational and forgiving, and sprinkled with just enough wise tips, concrete advice, and timely research to qualify as self-help. Defying self-help expectations, however, Rubin writes with keen senses of self and narrative, balancing the personal and the universal with a light touch. Rubin’s project makes curiously compulsive reading, which is enough to make any reader happy.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“It’s easy to relate to the down-to-earth Rubin, and her slightly raspy voice and enthusiastic delivery enhance that connection. She’s not afraid to share personal foibles or admit failure.” AudioFile
“[An] intriguing little book...librarians will particularly like how she loves her local library, and self-helpers will be fascinated by her process. Library Journal
“Packed with fascinating facts about the science of happiness and rich examples of how she improves her life through changes small and big, The Happiness Project made me happier by just reading it.” BookPage

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Author Bio: Gretchen Rubin

Author Bio: Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Happier at Home and The Happiness Project. Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold more than a million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages, and on her popular daily blog she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English