Reviewed by Aimee

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I will preface this by saying that I do not normally choose to read self-help, though perhaps I should, but when I heard about Rubin’s book I knew I had to read it. Not only was I glad I had chosen to read the Happiness Project, but it far exceeded my already high expectations. Rubin took a year of her life and tested as many theories and philosophies on happiness as she could to see how the changes would affect her life. The result is a stunning, insightful, humorous, and poignant look at the many variables that affect our happiness. She made changes in many facets of her life, including her marriage, motherhood, friendships, hobbies, work, mindfulness, and more and what she discovered truly changed her life. Rubin’s relatable anecdotes and accessible writing style make this memoir an absolute joy to read, while also providing tips and tricks to help the reader implement some of Rubin’s discoveries in their own lives.