“Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times and international bestseller, The Happiness Project—an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. The Happiness Project has sold more than 1.5 million copies in North America alone, has been published in more than thirty languages, and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list.
In her New York Times bestseller Happier at Home, Rubin explores how to make home a happier place. Starting in September (the new January), Gretchen dedicates a school year—from September through May—to concentrating on the factors that matter most for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, parenthood, body, neighborhood.
She’s now working on Before and After (forthcoming 2015), in which she investigates the sixteen strategies she’s identified that help us make and break our habits. Some are quite familiar, such as Monitoring, Scheduling, and Convenience. Some are more subtle, such as Thinking, Identity, and Clarity. Some are more complicated than we might assume, such as Rewards and Other People. The most fun strategy? Treats. After all, she realized, healthy habits are the invisible architecture of a happy life. She provides surprising insights and practical advice drawn from cutting-edge research, ancient wisdom, and her own observations. . .”