Gretchen Rubin is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Happiness Project—an account of the year she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. On her popular blog, The Happiness Project,, she reports on her daily adventures in the pursuit of happiness.

The Happiness Project is more than a book and a blog, it’s a movement. The Happiness Project was even an answer on the game-show Jeopardy!

A graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, Rubin started her career in law, and she was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer.

Her next (and sixth) book, Happier at Home, was inspired by a line from Samuel Johnson: "To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition."