GRETCHEN RUBIN’S NEW BOOK,
BETTER THAN BEFORE: MASTERING THE HABITS OF OUR EVERYDAY LIFE
WILL BE PUBLISHED BY TWO ROADS IN MARCH 2015.
FIND OUT MORE HERE.
‘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
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 realised, 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.
And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already.
So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year — September through May — to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.
In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family’s treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster.
Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions—and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, as well.
With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.
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Women & Home
‘[Gretchen Rubin] set about enriching her home life through tasks and maxims, in an earnest, self-effacing fashion fans of her bestselling The Happiness Project will recognize. No matter how you feel about self-help books, her core epiphanies are worth remembering’
‘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, bestselling author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
‘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
Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Her books Happier at Home and The Happiness Project were both instant New York Times bestsellers, and have sold more than a million copies in 35 languages.
On her website gretchenrubin.com she writes about her adventures as she test-drives ideas from contemporary science and ancient wisdom about building good habits and a happier life.
Gretchen Rubin started her career in law but is now a full-time writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.