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Book Title: 待在家裡不錯：過還不錯年II|
The author of the book: Gretchen Rubin
ISBN 13: 9789866613685
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 516 KB
Date of issue: November 28th 2014
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Long story short, ugh. I loved The Happiness Project so much that I became a superfan, and wanted to read all I could about Gretchen Rubin. A NY Times article, "On Top of the Happiness Racket" (and a New Yorker Talk of the Town piece) about her revealed how much about her home life she'd kept from the readers: she lives in a triplex in the Upper East Side, and husband Jamie is "a senior partner at BC Partners, a hedge fund. Nor does she mention that her father-in-law, known to readers as the sage, affable “Bob,” is known to the world as Robert Rubin, the former Treasury secretary, who stepped down last year as an adviser to Citigroup." So she's a millionaire!
Why does this matter? Because most of the things that affect my daily happiness at home don't even register as a blip on her radar. Money is only mentioned when she mentions the expensive family portraits she ordered for the holidays. Rubin never mentions it, but I also got the impression that her family is fortunate enough to hire housekeeping help, since the only chores and home maintenance she mentions are activities like tidying up all of her books, organizing trinkets, making photo albums, painting the home office. Before I can even think of "building a shrine," I have to do mundane activities like... chores. Doing those things daily greatly affects my happiness. Rubin's friends don't discuss having to make sacrifices, they discuss truffle oil gone bad.
Her memoir-only based approach failed for me because Rubin's experience as a millionaire on the Upper East Side means that she is literally living in a different world than I am. She comes across as being very controlling and achievement-obsessed; no insights for those of us who have a more relaxed attitude towards life. As a caveat, Rubin has done a great job of curating research, lists and quotes that are relevant, timeless and helpful. A few of these are scattered in the book, but the bulk of the great advice is on her website.
Read information about the authorI am the author of New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and Better Than Before. My new book, The Four Tendencies is now available.
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I have a popular, award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin (search in your favorite podcast app) and a blog (GretchenRubin.com), where I write about my daily adventures in happiness and habit-formation.
My previous books include a bestselling biography of Winston Churchill, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, and one of John Kennedy, Forty Ways to Look at JFK. My first book, Power Money Fame S..: A User's Guide, is social criticism in the guise of a user's manual. Profane Waste was a collaboration with artist Dana Hoey. I've also written three dreadful novels that are safely locked away in a drawer.
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