Several months ago, Kristin Berkey-Abbott sent me this book, 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 by Gretchen Rubin to read.
Which I did.
Then I loaned it to my sister and she read it. Then to a friend and she read it. Now, I finally have it back and I'm ready to send it to one of you.
What's fun about this book is Kristin left some notes in it. I left some notes in it (my friend and sister did not as they were being respectful to my book), but you are welcome to read it, leave some notes in it and when you are done, pass it on to someone else.
I thought it was a good read, an easy read, and it's one of those DIY memoirs I like where the author takes a project (whether it's doing everything Oprah says: Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk by Robyn Okrant to The Year of Yes by Maria Dahvana Headley who says yes to everything for one year).
Gretchen is trying to find happiness and does quite a lot, even to the point of trying to create a collection of bluebirds (because she heard people that have collections are happier). There was one point in the book where I just wanted to say, Relax. Enjoy. It was sort of a realization that she couldn't see the forest for the trees.
Anyhow, I will let you enjoy this book and make your own conclusions.
If you want me to mail you this book (a hardcover even!) to read, leave me a comment in box below anytime from now until December 12th, 2010 with a quick note on what makes you happy and I'll do a random drawing December 13th and mail you out the book.
In peace and happiness and gratitude,