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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

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 Beginning in the first chapter with the notion of "Beautiful House Syndrome" (This is not my beautiful house!) and continuing through to the book's end where Rubin declares enthusiasm a form of social courage (Don't think so? Try professing your love of Barry Manilow's music), The Happiness Project was a joy to read and gave me plenty to chew on during discontented moments. But then I'm a sucker for this sort of "stunt nonfiction." [ full review ]