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The Happiness Project
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Dec.29.2009
  • 9780061583254
  • Harper Perennial
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Dec.29.2009
  • 9780061583261
  • Harper Perennial

Gretchen gives an overview of the book:

The Happiness Project is one of the most thoughtful works on happiness to have emerged from the recent explosion of interest in the subject. Rubin weaves together philosophy, scientific research, history, analysis, and real-life experiences as she explains what worked for her—and what didn't. Her conclusions are sometimes counter-intuitive—for example, she finds that money can buy happiness, when spent correctly—but they resonate with readers of all backgrounds. Filled with practical advice, sharp insight, charm, and humor, The Happiness Project manages to be illuminating yet entertaining, profound yet compulsively readable. But The Happiness Project isn't just an engaging and provocative book. Gretchen's passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading a few chapters of this book will inspire you to start your own happiness project. Gretchen has a...
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The Happiness Project is one of the most thoughtful works on happiness to have emerged from the recent explosion of interest in the subject. Rubin weaves together philosophy, scientific research, history, analysis, and real-life experiences as she explains what worked for her—and what didn't. Her conclusions are sometimes counter-intuitive—for example, she finds that money can buy happiness, when spent correctly—but they resonate with readers of all backgrounds.

Filled with practical advice, sharp insight, charm, and humor, The Happiness Project manages to be illuminating yet entertaining, profound yet compulsively readable. But The Happiness Project isn't just an engaging and provocative book. Gretchen's passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading a few chapters of this book will inspire you to start your own happiness project.

Gretchen has a wide, enthusiastic following, and her idea for a "happiness project" no longer describes just a book or a blog; it's a movement. Happiness Project groups have sprung up from Los Angeles to Enid, Oklahoma to Boston, where people meet to discuss their own happiness projects. More than a dozen blogs have been launched by people who are following Gretchen's example. On her companion website, the Happiness Project Toolbox,enthusiastic readers track and share their own happiness projects.

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About Gretchen

A few years ago, I had an epiphany on the cross-town bus. I asked myself, "What do I want from life, anyway?" and I thought, "I want to be happy"-but I never spent any time thinking about happiness. "I should do a happiness project!" I realized....

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