Gretchen Rubin rose to the top of the literary and mainstream cultural ladder with her incredible #1 NY Times Bestselling Book “The Happiness Project” (, which started a movement for millions of people around the world to begin to start their own projects and find their own happiness. With her blog and unique brand of approaching what really matters in life, Gretchen helped people around the world begin to take a look at their own lives and figure out what will make them happier. Happiness Project groups have sprung up all over the world, where people meet to discuss their own happiness projects. Dozens of blogs have been launched by people following Gretchen’s example; hundreds of book groups have discussed the book; and rights for more than 32 foreign editions have been sold. Her annual “Happiness Challenge” has thousands of followers. The Happiness Project was even an answer on the game show Jeopardy!
Now with her new book, “Happier At Home”, Gretchen has taken the journey of figuring out how to make her home life, family life, and overall world a happier place, and once again is bringing us all along for the amazingly enjoyable ride! Here is a great summary of Gretchen’s newest Happiness Project:
“One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. “Of all the elements of a happy life,” she thought, “my home is the most important.” In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home.
And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already.
So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year—September through May—to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love.
In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family’s treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster.
Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions—and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, as well.
With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives. “
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the America’s “Happiest” Author, Gretchen Rubin in NYC the day of her book release, and right after her fun appearnance on NBC’s Today Show to talk about her 9 month journey to becoming “Happier At Home”, the different objectives she undertook each and every month, how her relationships with her family and home changed, what have been the lasting results from “Happier At Home”, and soo much more!! Gretchen is one of my favorite people to interview, and once again she has supplied America with a new tool to better their lives and find more Happiness! Enjoy Kade Nation!!
Here is Gretchen on NBC’s Today Show right before chatting with me as well as chatting with Marlo Thomas!