The Happiness Project: Gretchen Rubin

Screen shot 2013-04-29 at 15.46.46I started reading this book last night and already feel that I would like to bring it to your attention, I had a rave review sent to me by a friend “one of those life changing books” she said and I suspect that my own review will mirror hers in it’s praise, frankly I can’t wait to get back into bed and continue with the read.

THE HAPPINESS PROJECT – Gretchen Rubin “One rainy afternoon, while riding a city bus, Gretchen Rubin asked herself, “What do I want from life, anyway?” She answered, “I want to be happy”—yet she spent no time thinking about her happiness. In a flash, she decided to dedicate a year to a happiness project. The result? One of the most thoughtful and engaging works on happiness to have emerged from the recent explosion of interest in the subject.

The Happiness Project synthesises the wisdom of the ages with current scientific research, as Rubin brings readers along on her year to greater happiness.

In fact, Rubin’s “happiness project” no longer describes just a book or a blog; it’s a movement. Happiness Project groups, where people meet to discuss their happiness projects, have sprung up across the country—and across the world. Rights have been sold in more than 35 countries. Hundreds of book groups have discussed the book; professors, teachers, psychiatrists, and clergy assign it. The book has spent more than two years on the bestseller lists, and The Happiness Project was even an answer on the game-show Jeopardy!”