Happier at Home

Happier at Home

Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon A Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life

Book - 2012
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In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 "New York Times" bestseller "The Happiness Project, " Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place--and goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. Recounts the author's efforts to render her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love, discussing how she experimented with a range of concrete resolutions and came to redefine her views about family, time, and material comforts.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, 2012
ISBN: 9780307886781
Characteristics: xiii, 273 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Feb 12, 2019

I think I would've been better off reading Rubin's other book, The Happiness Project. This book kept my interest for only the first couple chapters. What interested me were the happiness "truths" that the author learned from their first happiness project. She keeps referring to them throughout this book, but does not explain them in detail, or how to apply them to your own life.

Sep 18, 2015

At first I felt this book was not as good as 'the happiness project;' but soon I realized the value of this one. I guess I'd expected it to be more humorous than it was. The books did make some very astute comments like "working is the most dangerous form of procrastination." So true in this techno age.

Nov 15, 2013

I assumed that this book would be filled with actual advice for making oneself happier in the home. Instead, it was a bunch of random thoughts and quirky, off-the-mark anecdotes. While it did motivate me to purge my home of things I didn't need, and to get my office more organized, overall it just frustrated me. Most of her stories are about attempting to sit and write about happiness while being distracted by her children and ignoring her husband. This book is practically a blog.

May 24, 2013

Gretchen is very honest and down to earth...just like normal people. Her book was very helpful and enlightening. It motivated me to get organized and clean out a lot of unwanted clutter. I just needed a push.

ChristchurchLib Jan 24, 2013

"...It’s that “happier” that is the key. Because Rubin is already happy at home. She has a supportive husband, two lovely daughters, a very good job, no money problems, is more than passably good looking and appears to be in robust good health. Some of you nay-sayers out there will already be thinking: 'V for Vomit – she is altogether too perfect for my poor tattered little life'..." Read more about "Happier at Home" in our blog post http://cclblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/happier-at-home/


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