Gretchen Rubin

Author, "The Happiness Project"

Gretchen Rubin’s most recent book is "The Happiness Project," and she is also the author of the bestselling "Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill"; "Forty Ways to Look at JFK"; "Power Money Fame Sex: A User’s Guide"; and "Profane Waste." Her daily blog, The Happiness Project, appears on Slate and the Huffington Post and ranks in the prestigious Technorati "Top 2K." There, she recounts her adventures and insights as she grapples with the challenges of how to be happier. She also blogs for

A graduate of Yale and Yale Law School (where she was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal), Rubin started her career as a lawyer, and she was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she really wanted to be a writer. Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her husband and two young daughters.

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