I know I mentioned this book last fall when it first came out, but at the time I wasn't ready to read Happier at Home and I had set it aside until the time felt right. I had a lot going on at the time, still adjusting to my daughter's celiac diagnosis and wanting to focus on taking care of my family more than adding new resolutions.
I'm glad I waited, because I'm in a much better place to absorb (and possibly even act on) what Gretchen Rubin has to say. In a nutshell, I like that she is smart. And she admits her mistakes & shortcomings. I was afraid that in reading this book I'd feel compelled to set more goals (when I already have plenty), but in fact, it is just plain good reading: reassuring me as often as it encourages me to go out on a limb. I'm about 2/3 through and I'm going to start reading slower so it won't end as quickly (which is ironic, since Gretchen is obviously a fast reader; I'm jealous of all the reading she mentions in the book).
I actually heard about Gretchen's first book through the comments on a giveaway here three years ago, when I asked my readers to share their favorite non-fiction book of the last year. That giveaway was part of my anniversary week, and I'm excited to reveal my new batch of giveaways for 2013 in May (right around the corner!).