It was fun to hear the author read this book.
This book made me think about what I truly find enjoyable or fun, and what brings me happiness in my own life and then to embrace it. I also found myself asking others what they consider "fun", etc. There are many subjects this book brings up that I wanted to discuss with others.
This book is very upbeat and I recommended it to many of my friends and family members.
I loved that, unlike other self-development books, this particular book did not focus on changing anything about yourself as a person. Instead, Gretchen Rubin simply focuses on her own life and the areas she would like to improve in. Yet, as you listen, you will find yourself doing the same thing in your own life.
I enjoyed the whit and the personalization of it all. By the end of the book, you feel like you have gotten to know the author.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
Generally I liked the book at the author's story of being more intentional in seeking out happiness in her life. I listned to the book, which the author narrates, and in this case, I think another narrator would have been a better choice. As I listned to the book I was challenged, encouraged, and sometimes even discouraged by Rubin's experiences, and sometimes all at the same time. While I appreciate all that she did, hearing her story created stress for me as I thought "how can I do it all?" I think that is part of her point, though: you can't do it all. Find what works for you.
Absolutely, this book was very inspirational and I loved hearing the personal stories.
It was like a bundle of self-help books. Lots of ideas I have heard or read and how Gretchen applied them in her own life.
I enjoyed listening to this book because Gretchen relays lots of emotions and a true personal connection to the book.
I dont know... i dont have the printed version. so i cannot answer this question.
the flow and the simple words she used in narrating her story
it felt more real and less preaching.. like a sister talking to another sister and telling her about her experiences in different aspects of life.
it made me smile at times.... but no extreme reactions
it was too long... it could have been written or narrated in less words. too much unnecessary details made me to hit the forward button during some chapters.
Mu favorites are paranormal, supernatural, post-apocalyptic, and horror!
I don't understand what all the hype is about. A whole book about how to identify a goal and work towards it? Isn't this largely common sense? I bought the book because it was selected in my book club. It sounded interesting, but I lost interest very quickly. I am in my 30s and I know how to set goals and work towards them. I do not need to follow someone else's plan. I was quickly disappointed with how basic the book's information was. I felt the author did not have anything of value to offer to me. I was very bored and could not finish the book. I doubt I will read anything else from this author.
Ruben is reflective, thoughtful, original and well-read. She sums up the zeitgeist and presents it cleverly and clearly. As an observer of the human condition, she has picked the subject and packaged it well.
All of the hard work in support of the theme is also part of the story within the story.
Passion and interest in the subject matter in a voice that has become familiar. The coherence of the happiness "product" (blog/ emails/ podcasts/ videos/ utubes) is pleasing.
I preferred it over time.
I really enjoyed the first half or so of the book. It kept my interest and made me reflect a bit on my own life and how I could apply the concept to my own life.
The story is entirely too long and I honestly lost interest after listening to the first download. I eventually gave up with about an hour left of the second half as I just didn't care what happened anymore. (sad to say)
The book isn't one that will make you binge listen as I tend to with other books, but it definately starts out strong. Great subject matter.
Like many other reviews have already pointed out, many of the things the author shares are things that I've heard before. But there were several items that I've been able to incorporate into my life so it was certainly not a wasted credit or wasted time.