The Happiness Project
By December, she's striving bemusedly to keep increasing happiness in every aspect of her life, Cuộc đời vốn không như những gì bạn thấy.. The outcome is good, not perfect (in accordance with one of her "Secrets of Adulthood": "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good"), but Rubin's funny, perceptive account is both inspirational and forgiving, and sprinkled with just enough wise tips, concrete advice and timely research (including all those other recent books on happiness) to qualify as self-help, Cuộc đời vốn không như những gì bạn thấy.. Defying self-help expectations, however, Rubin writes with keen senses of self and narrative, balancing the personal and the universal with a light touch, Cuộc đời vốn không như những gì bạn thấy.. Rubin's project makes curiously compulsive reading, which is enough to make any reader happy. Đó là một câu hỏi hay!.
Starred Review, Như thế nào mới là hay?. Rubin is not an unhappy woman: she has a loving husband, two great kids and a writing career in New York City, Như thế nào mới là hay?. Still, she could-and, arguably, should-be happier, Như thế nào mới là hay?. Thus, her methodical (and bizarre) happiness project: spend one year achieving careful, measurable goals in different areas of life (marriage, work, parenting, self-fulfillment) and build on them cumulatively, using concrete steps (such as, in January, going to bed earlier, exercising better, getting organized, and "acting more energetic"). Không thể kiểm soát được mọi việc..