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Happier at Home
Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life
Written by Gretchen RubinGretchen Rubin Author Alert
Category: Self Help - Happiness; Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Psychology & Psychiatry - Mental Health
Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 978-0-385-67083-8 (0-385-67083-4)

Pub Date: September 4, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Happier at Home
Written by Gretchen Rubin

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385670838
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About this Book

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.

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Review Quotes

“Gretchen Rubin has done it again. Her new book, Happier at Home is crazypants good. I took it with me on my vacation in August, and even though I was completely exhausted . . ., I stayed up way past my bedtime and read this book as if, well . . . as if it were Fifty Shades. . . . Here's the bottom line: Both of her books are better than chocolate, and have far fewer calories.”
Huffington Post (US)

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Table of Contents

A NOTE TO THE READER
 
PREPARATION
september: POSSESSIONS
Find a True Simplicity
 
october: MARRIAGE
Prove My Love
 
november: PARENTHOOD
Pay Attention
 
december: INTERIOR DESIGN
Renovate Myself
• ix •
 
january: TIME
Cram My Day with What I Love
 
february: BODY
Experience the Experience
march: FAMILY
 
Hold More Tightly
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apr i l: NEIGHBORHOOD
Embrace Here
 
may: NOW
 
Remember Now
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Your Happiness Project
The Eight Splendid Truths
Suggestions for Further Reading

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About this Author

GRETCHEN RUBIN is the author of the international bestseller The Happiness Project--an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. A graduate of Yale Law School, Rubin has served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, and clerked for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is the author of Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, Forty Ways to Look at JFK, Power Money Fame Sex: A User's Guide, and Profane Waste. She lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.

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