12 member(s) found this review helpful.
Don't let the title throw you. This isn't a sad story of someone who's very unhappy with her life. Gretchen admits up front that she has a great life. She also admits that she's becoming complacent and wants to feel more gratitude for all life's blessings. She knows happiness is often a choice and often takes effort. Making the effort to be happy now, when things are good, will better prepare you to weather the storm when things go south. She also states several times that her happiness project is not intended to treat depression. Having said that, Gretchen takes readers through a year in her life where she made resolutions each month. She resolves to "lighten up", "sing in the morning", "stop nagging her husband" and everything in between. Everyone's happiness project will be unique to individual needs and desires. I found it to be a manual for life improvement. If you can identify a problem area, Gretchen gives suggestions and inspiration for improving that area. I highly recommend it!
4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Meh. I thought the author had a good concept but implemented it not so well. I found this book to be preachy and uninteresting.
3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Blogger turned author Gretchen Rubin has created an inspiring book that will give you a system for engaging in your own happiness project. Share her journey and start your own!