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About The Happiness Project

The Happiness ProjectGretchen Rubin is a writer working on The Happiness Project—an account of the year she spent test-driving every conceivable principle about how to be happy, from the wisdom of the ages to current scientific studies, from Aristotle to Ben Franklin to Martin Seligman to Oprah.

On her Happiness Project blog, she reports her daily adventures on her way to becoming happier. Launched in April 2006, the blog has rapidly climbed in popularity.

Gretchen is a graduate of Yale Law School and was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. She was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she had the epiphany that she really wanted to be a writer.

Her bestselling Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill and Forty Ways to Look at JFK are succinct, provocative biographies. Power Money Fame Sex: A User’s Guide is biting social criticism in the form of a user’s manual. She also has three terrible novels safely locked in a desk drawer.

She lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters. She’s red-haired, left-handed, and afraid to drive.