In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the 12 months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, & lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty & challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; & that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.
“For those who generally loathe the self-help genre, Rubin’s book is a breath of peppermint-scented air. Well-researched and sharply written. . . . Rubin takes an orderly, methodical approach to forging her own path to a happier state of mind.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)