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From the author of The Happiness Project comes a new book focusing on the home as the most important factor in personal happiness. The author argues that a home should calm and energize, while making inhabitants feel safe in order to take risks and fully engage in life. She also points out the importance of appreciating and maintaining how much happiness exists there already.
In a personal experiment, Rubin dedicated an entire school year to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love; each month she tackled a different theme as she experimented with concrete, manageable strategies for creating a happy, thriving nest, while discussing topics such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin’s book will teach anyone how to be happier at home.
“With her characteristic mix of delightful charm, thoughtful research, and insightful advice, in Happier at Home Gretchen Rubin shows how to add fun, joy, and harmony to your home life. As usual with Rubin’s work, I couldn’t put this book down.”
–Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
“Gretchen Rubin’s inventive approach to creating a happier home life is as inspiring as it is informative. Happier At Home is a soulful and enlightening guide for happiness-seekers of all stripes.”
–Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of WILD
“In her brilliantly insightful book Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin shows how small changes can make a big difference to our everyday happiness. What better place to start than in our own homes?” –Chris Guillebeau, author of The Art of Non-Conformity, and The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
“From ‘threshold rituals’ to ‘cultivating a shrine,’ Happier at Home has brought more joy into my life. It’s a rare book that inspires personal change and takes you on a rollicking adventure through history and into the minds of great thinkers. I’m grateful for Gretchen Rubin's work.”
–Brené Brown, Ph.D. Author of #1 New York Times bestselling book, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
“A happy home is the elusive ideal we all strive for–whether we live in the city or suburbs, with children or parents, with partners, roommates, or on our own. In Happier at Home, Gretchen Rubin brilliantly shows us how to create an environment that embraces the people and the things that give us a sense of comfort, tranquility, and joy.”
–Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Six Years and Stay Close