Happier at Home – 5 Stars!

Happier at Home

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

by

Gretchen Rubin

5 Stars!

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I love the cover – bluebirds!  And bird houses!  Beautiful, bright pastels.

I love the blog, Twitter and Facebook links on the back of the book.

I love the prequel.

And…I love this book, Happier at Home.  Very fun to read.  Very practical advice on happiness – which I bet you did not think was possible until Gretchen Rubin started writing it.  Me neither.  But it is.  And she does it again.

Good stories.  Good nuclear and extended family related advice on appreciating the people most important to you and making the most of every opportunity with them.  Fascinating insight into the deep love for New York of a woman raised in the Midwest.

The author’s analytical, thorough and introspective explanations of what happiness is and what it is not – with underlying currents of contentment, selflessness and family – resonate with me.  The stories are heartwarming and sincere.

I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed The Happiness Project, I love reading Gretchen Rubin’s daily thoughts and articles and I look forward to her next book on happiness.

And…I hope her family adopts a dog and that she writes about that too.

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Joy the Puppy demonstrating from day 1 by her very name and dog-self that pets can indeed add to happiness.

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