This was an enjoyable book to listen to and had some good points about striving for happiness in our daily lives. Nothing earth shattering, but I'm on a quest to keep myself reminded to face each day with joy and expectation. This book fit in nicely with that goal.
I've listened to this book twice already and will probably listen to it again. So much great information and so well written. I find Gretchen very relatable and down to earth in her approaches.
given the author isn't a professional audio reader I thought her voice and overall clarity was great. the content of the book is more a story of a year into the authors life. although this may appeal to some it wasn't exactly to my taste. but having said that would I recommend this to others? yes depending on who.
While I did not find much new enlightenment in this book, I did learn a lot about myself. I found this book extremely useful if you're willing to keep an open mind and think critically about how her own process can relate to your own process. There's no huge breakthrough here, but it does take all of those little tips of how to be happier and put it into one place. This book was a great reminder of things I want to work on and how to tackle them. It is also useful to see inside of someone else's brain who is similar in some ways in order to dig deeper into my own mind. This is a book that I will definitely read again in the continuous pursuit of bettering myself while also remembering to be happy with where I already am.
It's always a joy to listen to a book read by the author. And Gretchen did her own book full justice!
As for content, the book is excellent. It engages the listener with questions and you actually want to stop and reflect.
Good luck to those who'd be starting their own happiness projects. Enjoy the book and stay happy!
Would never try another book written by Gretchen Rubin.
A professionally trained actor. Doesn't matter who..someone with a clear and pleasant voice.
The topic is interesting, it's just painfully difficult to listen to her voice.
First of all, this is a great book. It's very inspirational. For those haters, what did you think it would be about? She's describing her one year experience! But there are many splendid truths that you can apply to yourself. I just loved it and will be buying copies for friends and helping them clean their closets.
Gretchen was on to something & I'm glad she was brave enough to write a book on her personal ah-ha moment. I think many of us (especially women) are trying to navigate between the many hats we wear, and get worried when we start feeling like we're losing ourselves and our personal purpose. Gretchen has mastered the navigation blueprint of doing it all (& in some cases, that means letting some things go). This is a definite re-read several times. AND, I would suggest this to young women entering into college to read this. Get things figured out before a husband & babies get involved. You'll be better equipped to enjoy that incredibly valuable & precious time more fully.
I had heard of the Happiness Project but had not made the time to read it. When I finally did, I was pleasantly surprised by how much good information was in there, practical yet inspiring! A tough mix. A personal account woven with real-life studies and anecdotes. A worthy read that will inspire you to look at your own life.