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The Happiness Project Author to Speak in DC

Jan 04, 2014 04:13AM

On January 8 at 7 p.m., meet Gretchen Rubin, New York Times-bestselling author of Happier at Home, for a talk, Q & A and book-signing of her new work.

Five years ago, Rubin began her first “happiness project”, setting out to find greater happiness in her life. After first identifying what brought her joy, satisfaction and engagement, as well as what created guilt, anger, boredom and remorse, she implemented key actions that boosted her happiness and resolved to practice them every day. She chronicled her journey in the bestselling book The Happiness Project.

As she conducted the experiment that became The Happiness Project, Rubin realized that her home and her family were the most crucial elements influencing her happiness and resolved to undertake her second happiness project centered on the idea of home. Turning her eye homeward, she embarked on a happiness project that explores the heart of fulfillment, captured in the New York Time-bestselling book, Happier at Home, now available in paperback.

Beginning in September, which according to Rubin, is the other January and the beginning of what she calls the Mother Olympics, and continuing for the nine months of the school year, Rubin explores the factors that make a home, home—possessions, marriage, time, parenthood, body, neighborhood and experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions meant to boost her happiness. She even coaxes her family into trying some of her happiness resolutions. With her signature blend of memoir, research and experimentation, Rubin’s passion jumps off the page and will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives. Her message: You don't have to get a new life in order to be happier. Happiness is right here, right now.

The event will take place at Sixth & I, 600 I Street Northwest Washington, D.C. Tickets are $15 or $20 including a book.

For more information, call 202-408-3100 or visit


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