The Happiness Project or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013, 9:04 am

In brief


If you've ever thought about becoming a happier person-- and let's face it, who hasn't?-- this is the book for you.

It's that time of year again when we're all focused on fresh starts and new beginnings. If you're anything like me, it's really fun to entertain all the possible ways to improve your life, but even more fun to curl up on the couch in your jams and read or watch TV until the sunshine and warmer temps return.

Enter Gretchen Rubin, a relatively happy soul to begin with, who, after having the realization that she wants to have more time to focus on the things that matter in life, embarks upon a 12-month journey to become a happier person.

I, for one, am a sucker for books that take place over the span of a calendar year (especially when I can read about it and put off actually doing something) and Rubin certainly doesn't fail on her delivery, breaking down each month to its attainable goals and writing about how to reach them with humor and panache.

Reading about her adventure will surely brighten your spirits and may even inspire you to tackle your own project, whatever it may be!

For more books like this one, be sure to check out the "My Year of..." display in the Old Worthington Library Fireplace Area.