Menu
Announcement: Want to share your story in the next Tiny Buddha book? Learn more here!

Giveaway and Interview: Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin

Note: The winners for this giveaway have already been chosen! Subscribe to Tiny Buddha for free daily or weekly emails and to learn about future giveaways!

The Winners:

There are certain people who become part of the fabric of our culture. Their work touches something primal in all of us, and compels us to think and act differently in a way that improves life for us, and the people around us.

Gretchen Rubin created such a phenomenon with The Happiness Project, her account of the year she spent test-driving ancient wisdom, current scientific research, and lessons from pop culture about increasing happiness.

At the core of all our desires is the desire to be happy, and yet it can seem so elusive. The very act of searching or striving for it can negate it, if we focus so intently on creating happiness in the future that we distract ourselves from happiness in the present.

That’s part of what I appreciate about The Happiness Project. It’s not about making major life changes, pushing for a better life tomorrow. It’s about tuning into the little things that make life better today.

In her latest book, Happier at Home, Gretchen follows the same formula from her first happiness book, focusing on relationships, possessions, and issues that pertain to life at home.

What I most respect most about Gretchen is that she’s fearless in sharing herself honestly—quirks, weaknesses, and all. She acknowledges that this is crucial to her happiness, since she can build a happy life only on the foundation of her own nature.

I find this type of self-awareness and self-acceptance admirable and inspiring.

I’m grateful that Gretchen’s offered to give two free copies of Happier at Home to Tiny Buddha readers.

The Giveaway

To enter to win 1 of 2 free copies of Happier at Home:

  • Leave a comment below
  • Tweet: RT @tinybuddha Book GIVEAWAY & Interview: Happier at Home http://bit.ly/O85F4p

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still enter by completing the first step. You can enter until midnight PST on Sunday, September 22nd.

The Interview

1. In your new book, you wrote about happiness as it pertains to your home life. What made you decide to focus on this aspect of happiness?

I realized that for me, and for many people, many of the elements of a happy life converge in the idea of “home.” Time, possessions, body, marriage, parenthood, neighborhood…home is the foundation.

2. What’s the most important thing you learned about happiness in relationships in the month you focused on improving your marriage?

If I want the atmosphere of my marriage to be tender, attentive, and romantic, I need to be that way myself. And the only person I can change is myself—but when I change, a relationship changes.

3. In the chapter on parenthood, you wrote about the power of under-reacting. Can you tell us a little about that, and how it affected your happiness?

It’s easy to get very worked up about relatively minor issues (I do have a tendency to fly off the handle). By reminding myself to under-react, I keep myself—and everyone else—calmer. Usually, I found, my operatic response was unwarranted!

4. As a fellow blogger, I was particularly interested in your section on “the cubicle in your pocket,” relating to technology. What was the most helpful practice you employed to improve your focus?

At certain points, I disconnect and don’t check my email or any online thing. When I need to do intense research and writing, I work in a library, where I never connect to the Internet. Being in that space helps me concentrate.

5. In your research, did you find any pieces of conventional happiness wisdom to be ineffective in improving your happiness?

I found keeping a gratitude journal to be an annoying exercise. That just did not work for me.

6. Did you discover something about your happiness that surprised you?

That for me, and for many people, outer order contributes to inner calm, more than it should. In the context of a happy life, an over-crowded coat closet or an overflowing in-box are trivial matters, but somehow, getting control over the stuff of life makes me feel more in control of my life generally. I feel more energetic, more creative, more cheerful.

7. What’s next for you? Is there another happiness book in your future?

I do know what book I’m going to write next, but I feel superstitious about it, so am not revealing it yet…except to say that it’s highly related to happiness, though not exactly about happiness, and it’s a FASCINATING topic!

Learn more about Happier at Home on Amazon.


FTC Disclosure: I receive complimentary books for reviews and interviews on tinybuddha.com, but I am not compensated for writing or obligated to write anything specific. I am an Amazon affiliate, meaning I earn a percentage of all books purchased through the links I provide on this site. 

Avatar of Lori Deschene

About Lori Deschene

Tiny Buddha Founder Lori Deschene is the author of the Tiny Wisdom eBook series (which includes one free eBook) & co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an eCourse that helps you get unstuck & change your life. She's now seeking stories to include in her next book, 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Tiny Buddha. Click here to share your story! For inspiring posts and wisdom quotes, follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter & Facebook.

Announcement: Wish you could change your past? Learn to let go and create a life you love with the Tiny Buddha course!
  • Hope

    count me in for the give away luck! :)

  • Rakefet

    Love both of your blogs and would love to win :))

  • Dochy

    Nothing can be more true — “And the only person I can change is myself, but when I change, a relationship changes.”
    I’ve been trying to live by this one simple line for the past few months and boy! This exercise does make me realize how easily forgetful i can get at times!!!
    Way to go Gretchen for making this a part of your everyday happiness! I’d love to get my hands on your book to help me succeed in my goal! :)
    Have a happy day at home today! :D

  • CycoMom

    Would love this one!

  • MichelleP

    Inner happiness allowed new love into my life and with that comes inner peace, how to maintain and grow this when I evenutally live with my partner? How can we have a happy home and happy life together

  • Aimee

    Need to learn to under-react!

  • Katharine

    I read The Happiness Project and would love to read this one too! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  • Ngoc Le

    I would love to read this! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/kmschnabel Kristina Schnabel

    Excited to read this book!

  • http://www.facebook.com/judyfitzgeraldrice Judy Fitzgerald Rice

    I would love to win a copy! Thanks!

  • GoodThoughts

    Would love a copy as well! I have the first book and it was a great read. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ScotchFan67 Kevin Hinshaw

    Great opportunity; thank you.

  • Miriam

    What a great giveaway! Would love to read it.

  • Heather Griffis

    would love to win a copy!

  • nanners21

    I realized a while ago that my response to “How are you?” is always just “Fine”. I want to be more than fine, better than fine! I just got “The Happiness Project” last week, and have been tearing through it. My plan is to re-read it again slowly to build my own lists and structure. While I don’t have a husband or kids, receiving a copy of “Happier at Home” will help me to further consider all of my relationships and the paths I’ve created over time (mostly by default!). Times they are a’changing…

  • Julie

    Would love to win!

  • http://twitter.com/squince Sarah Q

    I would be ecstatic to win a copy!

  • Susan

    This looks like a fascinating book and I look forward to reading it and sharing it with others.

  • zennjenn

    Great interview. Would love to read.

  • http://twitter.com/beindeb Deb Garner

    Once again, I’m reminded there are no coincidences! This book keeps popping up!?!?!

  • Miserable yet working on it

    Would love to be happier at home! Love from miserable at home x

  • leigh

    Loved her first book. Would love to win this one.

  • Terri

    This book ‘speaks to me’ and I would love to win a copy and read it!

  • Jacki Van Haveren

    this is the first time I hear of these books – LOOK FORWARD TO READING THEM – thank you TINYBUDDHA for the intro and all of your meaningful blogs!!

  • http://twitter.com/northernchick kathryn jennex

    I’m not entirely sure happiness is based on control. Control over anything is an illusion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001125468517 Vilma Vega

    Would love to read this!

  • Nadia

    Quite essential

  • Megan Huber

    I would love to read this book, sounds incredible from the interview. Always looking to add to my inspiring book collection. Hopefully I’ll win so I can share the inspiration with others! :) Thanks Lori!

  • http://twitter.com/ongeface Andrea Hayden

    Anxious to get my hands on this book! The interview was inspiring.

  • Theresa

    This sounds like a wonderful book to read and share!

  • majomaol

    I read the Happiness Project and i have to say it was awesome! It shows you how to find happiness in the little details and how you need to make some changes to achieve it. Greate interview by the way. :)

  • http://twitter.com/luckygoldcat Michelle Grundy

    I Loved reading the Happiness Project, can’t wait to read this too :-)

  • Helene

    I would love to read this!!

  • Deena Szostak

    I’ve been doing this sort of ‘test-driving’ of assorted wisdoms myself for the last year or so….would love to have a copy of the happiness project to see how my experience compares!

  • dragonflie59

    I would love to read this book, and enjoyed the interview. The concept of “being” in a relationship the way I want the relationship to be really has proven to be effective. It creates a completely different and constructive dynamic. I also like the concept of “under-reacting,” which is useful for relationships of all kinds- not only parenting.

  • Darcey

    Amazing!

  • amrecker

    Thanks for the opportunity win this book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brainwater Bettye L. Rainwater

    Have been reading and loving Gretchen’s daily “happiness” posts on Facebook…some I need to plaster on my forehead :-) Thanks for sharing your experiences!

  • lilcinloohoo

    I would love to have a copy of Happier at Home. I am going through a divorce and trying to find as much positive energy as possible. I live with a couple that do have issues (as most couples come across). I would much rather have something positive to feed back to them so that we have a happier home and they are able to grow closer together instead of further apart as they recently just got back together from a 5 month separation. This is my first time alone in my life. I went from one marriage to another and find I sometimes struggle as 23 years of always having a husband there to lean on. I am realizing that I am never alone in this journey…but have discovered that I can travel the roads I have been on…when I once thought that I would be stuck in the ditch waiting for someone to come along and pull me out. I actually found the strength, courage, faith, support to pull myself out once my vision cleared and I could see that I didn’t need a hand or an anchor…I just needed to believe in myself.

  • Faith Harper

    This book is exactly what I need right now!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wendy.anctil Wendy Anctil

    I could use some happiness!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christine.d.bourgeois Christine Deakin Bourgeois

    Really liked the happiness project….would love to read this one.

  • JRose

    Amazing… Would love to win!

  • emi

    I practice focusing on making time for what really makes me happy, like hugging my partner, and less time focusing on the dust bunnies.

  • Wendy

    I so need this book in my life , with an auric son, health issues for. Myself our home is not the happiest place to be

  • Sarah

    Very excited to look into this.

  • KristenS

    I’m so excited to read this! I have been looking for small ways to feel more happy as I go through a tough and stressful time in life. I think this would help me lift my head higher and keep moving forward!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michelle.dickert Michelle Dickert

    This is exactly what I need! I have been working on making my home a simpler, happier place…but for so many years it was not. It is laborious work, but I am liberating myself one bit at a time.

  • Jc

    I would love, love to read this it seems to me that it is always the hardest to make changes closest to home!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=525016583 Skup Pasaway

    I.WANT.THANKS.^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/judie.magana Judie Magana

    Love your daily wisdom!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • parfae

    I loved The Happiness Project, and I’m really looking forward to reading this one, as well!

  • http://twitter.com/violetbella Laura Mazurek

    lovely giveaway! just the subtitle makes me want to dive in… kiss more, jump more, abandon the project… yes!

  • AmyS

    I’m glad to see someone doing research that really pertains to every person! It’s refreshing, and I can’t wait to read it. Love this blog :)

  • Carrie

    Would love an opportunity to check out this book!

  • Jennifer

    Recently, I packed up everything and moved to a different city to live with my boyfriend. Three months after moving he decided to that there was someone more interesting and he moved out. I was left with the apartment that we chose together, moved into together, was starting our lives together in… I really struggled with feeling like I was at home and had to learn to tame the beasts of anger, abandonment, sadness. And then one day I read an article on Tiny Buddha about dealing with anger. And then I read Eckert Tolle and The Secret. I began keeping a gratitude journal and was writing every time I felt an ugly monster preparing to rear it’s head. It has worked! I have learned to be happy at home – MY home, MY space, MY happiness. I’ve learned over the last few months that I am responsible for my own well-being, my inner light, my joy. I am thriving in this new place by myself. In the “Zen of Happiness” the author encourages the reader to view the perspective that every outcome is the best outcome. I’ve done this, too. In the good, the bad, the slow, the fast paced I’ve decided that every outcome is the best outcome. The reason and the why isn’t always immediately clear, but it does come into focus and it has been so helpful to have this shift in thinking.

    Anyway! Happiness IS at home and my home is my heart.

  • Daria

    Love! Rebooting my own happiness paradigm. You can only do you when you let you be you.

  • Lydia

    I am looking forward to some new books on my reading list.

  • http://twitter.com/ShellyAnnSings Shelly Ann

    I’d love to win a copy of this book. I borrowed the book to read and have really been wishing that I had my own copy!

  • vicki

    Would love to read this!

  • Ria

    I love this giveaway. I like to read the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amanda.mae.d Amanda Dohrwardt

    Oh! What a good read this would be for me.

  • Tara

    Love Gretchen’s answer to number 6. For me this translates into eliminating and stop accumulating stuff that I don’t need. I’m surprised how much stuff I’ve collected over the years. It’s going to take a while but each day I clear more away, I feel more clear myself.

  • Adrienne

    Sounds like a lovely book! I’d love to read it! Thank you

  • Nati

    I got so much from the “Happiness project”, so I’m very anxious about the new book of Gretchen!

  • jackies

    I’m really looking forward to reading this! After being separated for two years, my husband and I are reconciling and I’m moving back into our home. I want this work out and can use all the help I can get my hands on.

  • Carrie C

    I would love to win a copy of this refreshing book that emphasizes “being present” in order to embrace true happiness! Thank you!

  • kari

    Sounds like a great read! Especially for my husband. We started reading together again & i’ve persuaded him to explore happiness more. He is so lovely on the inside & such a bear on the outside. Losing his mom on mothers day was so life changing for him. I believe this is an opportunistic time for a man with very little faith to find some light. Thank you for writing books like this :)

  • Jeanie K.

    I looked up ur book, The HaPpInEsS Project, and after reading the first paragraph I ordered the book. It was as if I were reading a story about me!

  • Sally Atwell Williams

    I enjoyed your interview with the author. I too find that it is much easier to write in a library, rather than in front of my computer. I get distracted too easily. I would love to read this book. Thanks very much.

  • http://twitter.com/alwaystails Ronda Allred

    Sure could use some happiness at home.

  • anna h

    Love tiny buddha, it’s helped me so much – looking forward to reading happier at home to bring ! Happiness starts in the home isn’t it?

  • Jeanie K.

    Good for you! Keep up the good work!

  • Kristin Shelburne

    I read the first book and would love a copy. thanks!

  • Kavitha N

    I loved The Happiness Project. I read it one sunday afternoon a few weeks back. In fact, I liked it so much that I decided to implement some of the things in that book myself! I thought about what gives me true happiness and realized that it was time with my kids. I went into work the next morning, and requested a schedule change, and got my request too!! I think Gretchen Rubin is very inspiring, and I look forward to reading Happier at Home.

  • Linda

    I love Rubin’s frank response about gratitude journals, “I found keeping a gratitude journal to be an annoying exercise. That just did not work for me.” I thought it was just me, but just can’t do it. I would love a copy of “The Happiness Project”

  • http://www.facebook.com/leah.rubinburrasca Leah Rubin-Burrasca

    Can’t wait to read it!

  • Cary

    I totally agree with the outer order helping inner order response… and love Rubin’s work!

  • alane

    who wouldn’t want a happier home?! :) i’m very interested to read GR’s new book & learn some helpful tips to improve my home life. thanks for the interview!

  • Lisa

    I have not read either, but would love the have the chance to win one for free. Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jgeiser2 Jean Geiser

    I am so excited to be ending my work career and looking forward toward continued growth and happiness. I have been blessed…relieved.. surprised(!)…how I am now putting some of the more familiar concepts Ms Ruben talks about in my life to work and am able to see how much more fulfilling my life is! I can’t wait to read the book since I am planning on finding another nugget toward my bright future.

  • Michael

    Yet another great interview from Tiny Buddha. What a great start to the week! would love a copy of the book please!

  • Rashmi Pathak

    I am so thankful to Rubin, through her I found Tiny Buddha and it has helped me a lot to get over the adverse situation in my life. I am excited about the new book(the happiness project is a bible for me) and looking forward to winning the giveaway..

  • http://www.facebook.com/smcnerney Susan Brainerd McNerney

    This would fit so well with the changes taking place in my life.

  • Jan

    I love the Happiness Project. I’m looking forward to reading Happier at Home.

  • LoveBeingAMom

    I am new to Tiny Buddha but am finding more and more strength and hope with each article that I read. I havent yet read the Happiness Project or Happier at Home but it sound like they were written for me! :) Thank you for sharing and for such a great giveaway opportunity!

  • Ann Roggenkamp

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  • MauiNani

    “The Happiness Project” was one of three books I read that completely changed my life for the better. The energy G.R. expended and her research motivated me to learn to examine , respect, and accept myself. Internalizing the concept that you alone are responsible for your own happiness is key and being responsible means you do whatever work you have to do. I was very inspired by Ms. Rubin’s last book and would love to read what more she has to say!

  • Ashley White

    I would LOVE to win this book! :D

  • Carly chapman

    Wooohooooo! I reallllllllly want/need to read this book. The timing of this opportunity is kind of divine. Fingers crossed!! Thank you. ;)

  • Kisses

    Superb! I’d love to read this!

  • Erica

    Wow, this seems to come at the perfect time for me. I am in the process of trying to take charge of my life, happiness and overall well-being. I’m been feeling unhappy for a while and this book sounds exactly like what I need right now!

  • http://twitter.com/WendyBredhold Wendy Bredhold

    “Happier at Home.” Yes, I could use that.

  • Jessica

    Another reason why I enjoy Tiny Buddha. This seems like an amazing and fulfilling read! Thanks for the give away.

  • kalai

    s… Who wont wish to be happy,i too do like others. and i too like to get that book …..waiting for the courier

  • http://twitter.com/lorioco Lori O’Connell

    I loved ‘The Happiness Project’ so I would love to read this book too. :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/semayawi.toadcottage Beth Gallagher

    Well. Yes, I must read her book! I’ve been following Gretchen and read her first book, and am quite sure this one will be wonderful. Sometimes happiness can be elusive, but Gretchen can pin it down with words. Thanks for the great post/interview and giveaway!

  • HerNameIsMel

    I would love to be chosen for this give away. Thank you Tiny Buddha for all the light you shine! <3

  • Sammy Jay

    Fingers crossed some good luck comes my way! x

  • http://www.facebook.com/brooke.ashton.slc Brooke Ashton

    This sounds like a very interesting book. Apparently I need to go get the Happiness Project, asap. :) Thanks for sharing.

  • tiff

    can’t wait to read!!

  • Micheline

    This looks like a great read, I’d love to receive a copy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/countessofcats Sharon Barrett

    New to Tiny Buddha…what a great website, and yes, I’d love to have a copy of ‘Happier at Home’.

  • Jessica

    Home used to be my place of respite, but somewhere along the way I lost that sense of peace and calm. I now find myself avoiding home. I miss the happiness that comes from having home as my peaceful foundation. I can’t wait to read this book… it’s exactly what I need in my life right now!

  • Laura

    Happiness is always good! What fun it would be to get a copy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1435871139 Christianne McCall

    This sounds like a great book! I am always looking to make my home life better! (And the line about the gratitude journal just cracked me up!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004173219037 Chanchal Mishra

    My home is my temple! My family completes my existence! Thank You

  • Jennifer Riehl

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book “Happier at Home”. Home is my favorite place to be most of the time. :)

  • http://twitter.com/rksteg Rebekka K. Steg

    This books sounds really great, I loved The Happiness Project so I’d love to get this one too.

  • http://qplex.tumblr.com Ashutosh Dave

    This sounds awesome!! I would love to read this book!!

  • Mel

    This sounds like an amazing book! Thank you and Thank you Tiny Buddha!

  • Stephanie

    I’m about 3 days into my personal effort to completely simplify my life; decluttering, a ‘spring’ cleaning, etc. My rule, if I haven’t used something in the last two years, out it goes. I can already feel my soul getting lighter as the ‘stuff’ heads out. I would love to read this book to help assist me on my journey!

  • rebecca

    i have you both on facebook, and enjoy the daily posts!!

  • http://twitter.com/nansikay Nancy White

    This sounds like a wonderful book!

  • Rachel

    Yes! This book looks like a great read! I think it’s so important to live in the present and enjoy each moment. So many people search for happiness for so long that they dont even realize all they have to do is CHOOSE to be happy. It really is a choice. You miss the beauty of life and everything that’s happening in this moment if you’re constantly thinking of ways or things that you think will make you happy in the future. There’s so much more to life than the superficial things that many focus on. Do something fun that you loved to do as a child and pay attention to how great it makes you feel!

  • chrissyq

    I loved, loved, loved THE HAPPINESS PROJECT! So excited to read Happier at Home.

  • Debbie

    Thank you for the chance to read Happier at Home. It sounds like a fun book! I have had to recently sell my house and moved back with my 87 year young Mom. Home really is where ever your heart is at the moment.

  • kaydeela

    As i begin a new chapter in this life, I am looking for constant reminders how to live light & bright. This book seems to be quite poignant for my transition. Would love to win it!

  • Salty

    What an amazing book! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win it1 :)

  • Karen

    I love this idea and the fact that she documented it. Very cool and great interview.

  • http://twitter.com/trombodie Bodie Pfost

    Sounds like a good book. I can hardly wait to read it.

  • Zan

    Thank you for the giveaway offer on this book! I would love to read it and share it.

  • Corriliz

    Looks great! Can’t wait to get it!

  • Nina

    I have been reading my daily Tiny Buddha emails every morning for a couple of months now and my life is beginning to turn around in such wonderful ways. I once again feel the tingles of excitement when I know I’m receiving signs that I’m being true to ‘me’ and heading in the right direction in general. I would love to win a copy of Happier at Home, as it feels like the perfect time for me to read it!

  • http://twitter.com/EliseMcDowell Elise McDowell

    That was a wonderful interview and I think Gretchen is absolutely right that home IS the foundation and so much goes on there that shapes your life. Fingers crossed I win! And goodluck to all the others who enter also! :)

  • http://twitter.com/_soraki 소라

    Sounds like an amazing book!!

  • Nupur

    Thanks for the chance to win the book- I’m looking forward to reading it. Nothing like a happy home to make life worth living.

  • Anna

    I loved her first book and hope to win a copy of her second to give to my mother-in-law as a gift (she read my copy of the first and loved it too)!

  • Ashley

    I would LOVE to win! Thank you for the chance!

  • kat

    Interesting idea for a book, even if I don’t win it I will still get my hands on a copy to read. I liked the part where she mentioned how It’s easy to get very worked up about relatively minor issues and fly off the handle, definitely relates to my life!

  • Wendy

    As someone else who has been known to “fly off the handle” I find that even a small pause before reacting gives me a chance to catch myself and not make the situation worse. Look forward to reading this book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alison.elizabeth.75 Alison Elizabeth

    This is exactly what I have been working on in my own life. I would love to have a copy!

  • Alana

    Sounds good! thanks!

  • Hillary WB

    I absolutely love The Happiness Project and would love to check out her new book!

  • Cat

    Just moved into a new apartment and have what is likely to be a very nasty divorce on the horizon. I am looking forward to being much happier at home when I get to the other side of that ugliness. This book sounds like it’s just what I need!

  • Jessminda

    I can’t wait to read this book! I loved The Happiness Project!

  • Mark

    I really love the idea behind this book. I particularly enjoyed the ideas about relationships. I look forward to reading the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leeann.pennington Leeann Pennington

    I am very excited to read this book. This is a topic that hits home for me!

  • Michelle

    I agree, happiness has to start at home. If you are unsettled and discontent there (and within yourself) it makes it much more difficult to face the world everyday. Looks like a great book!

  • The Green Teahouse

    I’m happy that people will have one more source of inspiration besides Tinny Buddha. I can’t wait to read this book.

  • Olwen

    I’ve been trying to simplify my life and I’m struggling a bit so this sounds like what I really need to read next! I spend so much time at home and would love it to a happier place for my family and me

  • kp.

    Keeping outer order really hits home for me. I always find that the state of my bedroom and my kitchen are a good indication of the degree of inner peace/order.

  • Angelina Landeros

    I definitely want to read this!

  • Iky

    Could this book be the next step towards a happier mind for me… I would like to give it a try. Either way, thank you for your generosity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kschut73 Kathy Baker Schut

    Looks like a must-read!!

  • Su

    Been following Tiny Buddha’s posts for as while now. and I have discovered so many wonderful things about myself and life through them. Thank you Tiny Buddha! This books looks like another wonderful find ! Really want to read this. :)

  • Kathy www.yinyangmother.com

    I read Gretchen’s Happiness Project and got a lot out of it – as you and she says – its the everyday little things that we change (usually our attitude to) that make the difference – that plus laughing at our own foibles. Would love another instalment about finding happiness in the ordinary.

  • Kerry Wood

    Happiness book yes please :)

  • Connie

    Oh..la.la..I accepted a new job and this great book would add to my happiness!
    The Tiny Buddha and most of all Lori, thank you so much for your support, positivity and this site, my life is better than before!

  • Eric Higgins-Freese

    My wife loved your first book. I hope this one is wonderful.

  • Andy

    I am interested to know more about about mind and the contribution to happiness for I have been got g through my search of understanding and habits or practice to make me more in tune with myself becoming more aware and generally happy for th most part. I would love to see what your views are for the books you have written previously and the next one coming out. Thanks for your insight :), andrew

  • Amy Queen

    Would love to win her book!! Thank you!

  • Gigi

    What could be better than a book about happiness! That makes me happy. :)

  • MEG

    My wife could use some happiness!

  • K.

    Loved Ms. Rubin’s book the Happiness Project; cannot wait to read this one!

  • Tom O

    Just found TINY BUDDHA. Thank you, Lori! I’ll be back. Gretchen is a kindred spirit to anyone believing in the power of NOW. Her first book was uplifting. I’m eager for this one, too. Good review.

  • Angel Darling

    would love to win her book~ having a life changing experience of living with my boyfriend and his two sons I could always use some *wisdom*

  • Laurel

    Good review. Would love to win this book.

  • tikitaki

    Sounds like a great book…and I’d love to win a copy!

  • Amber

    Would be very interested to read this book.

  • Kate

    Sounds like a lovely book, I would be honored to win a copy!

  • Elizabeth

    Very interesting. I would like to win a copy!

  • Ashley

    Looking forward to reading The Happiness Project and would love to win a copy of the new book.

  • http://twitter.com/starsurch whatsinaname

    Look forward to reading this book!

  • Rebecca Abernethy

    Thanks for the interview – I’d enjoy reading this book!

  • Sarah

    I’d love to read this book!

  • Angel

    The Happiness Project is such an inspirational book ,I would love to win a copy of this new book !!

  • 2Make1

    Awesome interview – really gives a sense of the quiet power contained in the book and in all of us. I can’t wait to read it!

  • Jennifer Garcia

    I need this book!!!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/MrJHuber Joe Huber

    I have a desperate need for outer order. It seems like a do a great job of initializing it and then, for whatever reason, fall back into established patterns and feel like I need to clutter up again. So glad to see this book in print-would benefit from reading it!

  • Yani

    I’ve enjoyed Gretchen Rubin’s posts on Tiny Buddha and her new book, The Happiness Project, sounds awesome!

  • Tuttlesnakes

    Loved her first book, and looking forward to reading the new one!

  • http://twitter.com/MettaSolutions Sharon Hull, MD, MPH

    Thanks for a link to a great book! Happiness is an inside job!

  • jessie

    Ohhh, I like the book’s cover! So joyful and bright. Great interview too – I agree with Gretchen that taking control of our “outer” lives can bring much calmness and serenity to us (i.e. being able to find things!). Can’t wait to learn more about the little things I can do to change my life and become happier.

  • xanthi

    this book, this theme is so vital in a promising positive way that I would love to get it ♥

  • brightlight

    Pass over some Happiness to me please!

  • Lynette

    Loved the first book–can’t wait to read this one!

  • http://twitter.com/Tamara_Epps Tamara Epps

    Definitely looking forward to reading this – thanks for the giveaway.

  • Karen

    Sounds like this book is full of practical advice and wisdom.

  • Hugo45

    Thanks for this. I am ready to receive this wisdom…….meaning I have had this knowledge presented before, but rejected it by being shut down and Insular.
    and I found I want to be a Complete person, and this does not mean Constantly
    “Happy”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mihaela.bacanu.92 Mihaela Bacanu

    I do think that a major part of happiness comes from the place I call home, wherever it may be. And if that place does not make me happy, then it will hard for me to ignore the dissatisfaction I feel, and enjoy other aspects of my life, as fully as I can.

  • Valerie

    Loved her first book – I’d really like to read her second book as well. :)

  • Jess

    I loved the first book and can’t wait to take a look at this one! Thanks for reminding me about it!