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Better Than Before

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ISBN 10: 0804188955 / ISBN 13: 9780804188951
Published by Random House USA, 2008
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Title: Better Than Before

Publisher: Random House USA

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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. Most of us have a habit we'd like to change, and there's no shortage of expert advice. But as we all know from tough experience, no magic, one-size-fits-all solution exists. In Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin answers the most perplexing questions about habits with her signature mix of rigorous research and engaging storytelling: - Why do we find it tough to create a habit for something we love to do? - How can we keep our healthy habits when we're surrounded by temptations? - How can we help someone else change a habit? Rubin reveals the true secret to habit change: first, we must know ourselves. When we shape our habits to suit ourselves, we can find success- even if we've failed before.

Whether you want to eat more healthfully, stop checking devices, or finish a project, the invaluable ideas in Better Than Before will start you working on your own habits - even before you've finished the book.

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We are totally comfortable calling Gretchen Rubin s new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, life-changing.
Better Homes & Gardens
If anyone can help us stop procrastinating, start exercising or get organized, it s Gretchen Rubin. The happiness guru takes a sledgehammer to old-fashioned notions about change.
Parade
It s exciting to find a self-help book that s not only full of eye-opening insight but also provides practical tips to help you procrastinate and stress less, exercise and eat more healthfully, and spend time on activities that matter. We re really glad that Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, decided to investigate her affinity for habits, because in the process she s come up with a great guide to help us lay the foundation of a more satisfying life. Best of all, Better Than Before is a really fun read Rubin s friendliness, candor, and humor mirror a lively conversation with a best friend. Apple iBooks
The Happiness Project lays out life s essential goals Her new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, serves as a kind of detailed instruction manual on how to achieve them. New York Times Sunday Book Review
InBetter Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Gretchen Rubinpicks up where [William] James left off, integrating a wealth of insight from psychology, sociology, and anthropology in an illuminating field guide to harnessing the transformative power of habit in modern life.
Brain Pickings
Change can be good. Particularly if it helps us live longer, healthier, indeed, happier lives the objective of Rubin s latest project.
Chicago Tribune

Author Gretchen Rubin says most people fall into one of four motivation types. Knowing yours is key to taking on new habits.
Lifehacker

Gretchen Rubin [is] lighthearted and inviting full of insights that sound familiar and advice that sounds less like what you should do and more like what you want to do....With her focus on taking first steps and creating early successes, this is a refreshing take on how to change stubborn patterns that limit what we can enjoy about our lives. Audiofile Magazine
Do you have a bad habit you re trying to shake, or a good one you wish you could cultivate? Gretchen Rubin is one of the most charming and erudite authors of her generation. Here, she uses her gifts to help you eat right, sleep well, stop procrastinating, and start enjoying all that life has to offer.
Susan Cain, New York Timesbestselling author ofQuiet

Gretchen Rubin combines deep research and observations from her own life to explain how habits emerge and more important how they can change. It s indispensable for anyone hoping to overhaul how they (almost unthinkingly) behave.
Charles Duhigg, New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Power of Habit
Filled with insights about our patterns of behavior, Better Than Beforeaddresses one of life s big and timeless questions: how can we transform ourselves? In a way that s thought-provoking, surprising, and often funny, Gretchen Rubin provides us with the tools to build a life that truly reflects our goals and values.
Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post andNew York Times bestselling author ofThrive

Is there a habit in your life you d like to change? If so, here s your first step: Read this book. It s loaded with practical, everyday tips and techniques that will guide you to success.
Dan Heath, New York Timesbestselling coauthor ofMade to Stick, Switch, andDecisive

Almost everyone wants to be better slimmer, smarter, better looking, more interesting, more productive and we want to know we re improving, we want the reinforcing evidence.Gretchen Rubin s new masterpiece, Better Than Before, shows us how. Unlike other books on habits, Rubin s book gives us the specific tools and a blueprint for getting back on track the fast track.
Brian Wansink, Ph.D., New York Timesbestselling author ofSlim by DesignandMindless Eating
With bold and original insights, Gretchen Rubin reveals the hidden truths about how to change our habits from resisting junk food and hitting the gym to ending procrastination and saving money.Better Than Beforeis a gem, and the first habit you should form is reading a chapter every night.
Adam Grant, Wharton professor andNew York Timesbestselling author ofGive and Take

Gretchen Rubin s superpower is curiosity. Luckily for us, she s turned her passionate inquiry to the topic ofmaking and mastering habits. Weaving together research, unforgettable examples, and herbrilliant insight, Better Than Beforeis a force for real change. It rearranged what I thought I knewabout my habits, and I m better for it.
Brene Brown, New York Timesbestselling author ofDaring GreatlyandThe Gifts of Imperfection"

"We are totally comfortable calling Gretchen Rubin's new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, life-changing."
--Better Homes & Gardens

"If anyone can help us stop procrastinating, start exercising or get organized, it's Gretchen Rubin. The happiness guru takes a sledgehammer to old-fashioned notions about change."
--Parade

"It's exciting to find a self-help book that's not only full of eye-opening insight but also provides practical tips to help you procrastinate and stress less, exercise and eat more healthfully, and spend time on activities that matter. We're really glad that Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, decided to investigate her affinity for habits, because in the process she's come up with a great guide to help us lay the foundation of a more satisfying life. Best of all, Better Than Before is a really fun read--Rubin's friendliness, candor, and humor mirror a lively conversation with a best friend." --Apple iBooks

"The Happiness Project lays out life's essential goals...Her new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, serves as a kind of detailed instruction manual on how to achieve them." --New York Times Sunday Book Review

"In Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Gretchen Rubin picks up where [William] James left off, integrating a wealth of insight from psychology, sociology, and anthropology in an illuminating field guide to harnessing the transformative power of habit in modern life."
--Brain Pickings

"Change can be good. Particularly if it helps us live longer, healthier, indeed, happier lives -- the objective of Rubin's latest project."
--Chicago Tribune

"Author Gretchen Rubin says most people fall into one of four motivation types. Knowing yours is key to taking on new habits."
--Lifehacker

"Gretchen Rubin... [is] lighthearted and inviting--full of insights that sound familiar and advice that sounds less like what you should do and more like what you want to do.... With her focus on taking first steps and creating early successes, this is a refreshing take on how to change stubborn patterns that limit what we can enjoy about our lives." --Audiofile Magazine

"Do you have a bad habit you're trying to shake, or a good one you wish you could cultivate? Gretchen Rubin is one of the most charming and erudite authors of her generation. Here, she uses her gifts to help you eat right, sleep well, stop procrastinating, and start enjoying all that life has to offer."
--Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet

"Gretchen Rubin combines deep research and observations from her own life to explain how habits emerge and--more important--how they can change. It's indispensable for anyone hoping to overhaul how they (almost unthinkingly) behave."
--Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit

"Filled with insights about our patterns of behavior, Better Than Before addresses one of life's big and timeless questions: how can we transform ourselves? In a way that's thought-provoking, surprising, and often funny, Gretchen Rubin provides us with the tools to build a life that truly reflects our goals and values."
--Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and New York Times bestselling author of Thrive

"Is there a habit in your life you'd like to change? If so, here's your first step: Read this book. It's loaded with practical, everyday tips and techniques that will guide you to success."
--Dan Heath, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive

"Almost everyone wants to be 'better'--slimmer, smarter, better looking, more interesting, more productive--and we want to know we're improving, we want the reinforcing evidence. Gretchen Rubin's new masterpiece, Better Than Before, shows us how. Unlike other books on habits, Rubin's book gives us the specific tools and a blueprint for getting back on track--the fast track."
--Brian Wansink, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Slim by Design and Mindless Eating

"With bold and original insights, Gretchen Rubin reveals the hidden truths about how to change our habits--from resisting junk food and hitting the gym to ending procrastination and saving money. Better Than Before is a gem, and the first habit you should form is reading a chapter every night."
--Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

"Gretchen Rubin's superpower is curiosity. Luckily for us, she's turned her passionate inquiry to the topic of making and mastering habits. Weaving together research, unforgettable examples, and her brilliant insight, Better Than Before is a force for real change. It rearranged what I thought I knew about my habits, and I'm better for it."
--Brene Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Daring Greatly andThe Gifts of Imperfection

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