About The Happiness Project
In 2009, Gretchen Rubin’s breakout book, The Happiness Project, became a New York Times #1 bestseller and revolutionized the way people approach personal development. Over the last decade, she has taken her approach to creating a happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative life off those pages and into the daily lives of her readers and listeners through her books, blog, podcast, online courses, and weekly newsletter.
Here, you’ll find all the practical tools, resources, and insights you need to start your own Happiness Project. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution—your Happiness Project is unique to you, based on your own nature, interests, values, and experiences. This collection is your personal happiness toolkit, where you can discover what tools work for you so that you can build the life you want, starting today.
As Gretchen Rubin continues to research, experiment, and share her observations and ideas about happiness and good habits, The Happiness Project will continue to grow.
About Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She’s known for her ability to distill and convey complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that’s accessible to a wide audience.
She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers Outer Order, Inner Calm, The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. (The Happiness Project spent two years on the bestseller list.)
On her top-ranking, award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses happiness and good habits with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Happier was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015,” was named in the Academy of Podcasters “Best Podcasts of 2016,” and won a 2020 Webby Award for “best of the internet.”
She is a regular columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine and makes regular appearances on CBS This Morning.
In her work, she draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.