The Happiness Project

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The Happiness Project
368 pages
For those of us who are okay but wishing things were better:
A million books have been written about happiness, but Rubin's 2009 classic is one of the best. She takes us along on her funny, relatable yearlong quest to increase her delight in living. Rubin weaves in neuroscience and philosophy in a way that's easy to absorb, and makes the case that the crucial question isn't "Do I want to be happy?" but "How might I be happier?" Best of all, she road-tests simple strategies, like getting a better night's sleep by keeping your bedroom dark. There's no need to rethink your whole life; her practical ideas can fit into a busy schedule, and they can make a significant difference. 
— Dawn Raffel