W[25] Book Review: The Happiness Project

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I think it was my fourth or fifth trip to the bookstore this year. I saw an inviting, beautifully colored sky-blue book on the best-selling books shelf. I usually avoid this shelf worse than the plague when buying books unless I know I wont be buying anything from it. On this particular day, I was looking to spend some money as long as the book was a good one, so I picked it up.

Fast forward to a few days ago. A friend of mine gave me the link to Gretchen Rubin’s blog. I immediately remembered the book that was lying around at home, and decided to start reading it even though I hadn’t finished with the book that I was already reading at that time, The Facebook Effect.

At the time of writing this post, I still had 2 chapters to go, but I couldn’t stop myself from writing this.

The Happiness Project is an epic book. It’s written in a serious yet fun way. There are many quotations and sayings about happiness, but they are spread out evenly between nice, interesting experiences that make it more fun than many books that focus mainly on theory and methods.

For anyone who is looking into the ultimate book to break out of being a self-help junkie and actually get started on a project of their own, I recommend this book whole-heartedly. I think this one of those few books that you can actually give a 10/10 without worrying about a certain thing the author said.

Your thoughts on this will be appreciated!