The Happiness Project

The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun - Gretchen Rubin

I have mixed feelings on this book. There were parts that I found very inspiring and relevant to my life. I think the first chapter, on energy, was one of my favorites by far. (My de-cluttering is going well.) Then again, there were other parts I found downright off-putting. (Her chapter on marriage made my lip curl. Seriously. It pissed me off in spots.) While I found plenty of interest in here, I can't help but feel like I wouldn't like Gretchen very much if I were seated next to her at a party. Her inclination toward lists and order appeal to me, but beyond that we're very different people. Which is okay, but makes the book hard to relate to on several levels. Perhaps the best part of reading this book is that it kept me thinking about my own goals and happiness. I've been working toward making some pretty large positive changes in my life, and reading about someone else doing the same has kept me motivated.