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Gretchen Rubin

Biography

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on happiness. Her books HAPPIER AT HOME and THE HAPPINESS PROJECT were both instant New York Times bestsellers, and THE HAPPINESS PROJECT has spent more than two years on the bestseller list. Here, she writes about her adventures as she test-drives the studies and theories about how to be happier.

Books by Gretchen Rubin

by Gretchen Rubin - Health, Mind & Body, Mind & Body, Nonfiction, Personal Growth, Self Help, Self-Help

If habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits? Better than Before answers that question. It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits --- and to change them for good. Infused with Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation. 

by Gretchen Rubin - Family & Relationships, Family Life, Nonfiction

One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick --- why? She was standing right 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.