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Publisher's Summary

Gretchen Rubin's latest book, The Happiness Project, isn't about making huge changes to find a happier life, but rather about making small changes to better appreciate the life you already have.  

This Sumoreads summary and analysis offers supplementary material to The Happiness Project to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not Rubin's book is for you, Sumoreads summary and analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in less than 20 minutes!  

What does this Sumoreads summary and analysis include? 

  • An executive summary of the original book
  • Editorial review
  • Brief chapter summaries
  • Key takeaways and analysis from each section
  • A short bio of the the author

Original book summary overview 

On a morning bus ride like any other, Gretchen Rubin had a revelation: She was in danger of wasting her life. Happily married to her soulmate and living in Manhattan with their two daughters, she didn't have any obvious problems. And yet, was she really happy? What followed was an ambitious project to change her outlook - she would laugh more often, quit nagging, clear away her home’s clutter, be silly with her children, start a blog, and prioritize fun. Over the next year, she focused on a different set of resolutions each month. The Happiness Project documents her honest struggle to change her life in the smallest of ways: by appreciating it as it was.  

Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. It is meant as a supplement to, not a replacement for, The Happiness Project.

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Not a good summary of Rubin's work

Not a good summary of Rubin's work. I have followed her and this author didn't see things the same way I do. I wouldn't listen to this book