The Happiness Project

A chronicle of my attempts to test-drive every tip, principle and scientific study that promotes happiness

I'm Extremely Happy Because...

I'm so thrilled, and relieved, and excited!

Stork

I'm extremely happy because my sister had her baby last night! A boy.

Here she is, a week ago, courtesy of Sarah Fain Has Starfish Envy, talking about the upcoming event.

My sister lives in Los Angeles, a long way from New York, but fortunately I'll be out there very soon for my book tour, and because of the schedule, I get to stay in L.A. for three days. I can't wait to see the baby -- and to see my sister and brother-in-law as parents.

I'm so thrilled, and relieved, and excited. Zoikes! It's going to be hard to think about anything else today.

* Through Bob Sutton, I just discovered the great blog of Marina Park, who writes from her perspective as the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Northern California. She ranges over a lot of topics, great stuff.

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* My book, The Happiness Project, comes out on December 29. If you're inclined to buy the book, pre-orders give a huge boost to a book, because they give the book momentum in the eyes of the media and booksellers. I love those pre-orders! Here's the pre-order link. To thank people who pre-order, I've prepared free bonus materials. If you do pre-order, just email me at gretchenrubin1[at]gmail.com (don't forget the "1") and write "pre-ordered" in the subject line.

If you're not sure whether you want the book, here are sample chapters and a zippy one-minute book video and seven reasons why reading the book is different from reading the blog.

Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project, a book and a blog about her adventures learning to be happier.

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