Gretchen Rubin Reads From And Discusses 'Better Than Before'

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Gretchen Rubin Reads From And Discusses 'Better Than Before'
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Gretchen Rubin Reads From And Discusses 'Better Than Before' says
How do we change our habits? Bestselling author Gretchen Rubin turns her attention to this crucial question. Join us for a reading and Q&A to help start your 2016 off on the right track!

Rubin (“The Happiness Project”) brings a provocative yet practical perspective to habits in her New York Times Bestseller “Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits – to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life.” With her signature mix of rigorous research, easy humor and personal experimentation, Rubin identifies and illustrates the core principles of habit change. In doing so, she answers questions such as:

Why do some habits take years to develop, while others get picked up overnight?

Why do some people resist habits while others adopt them eagerly?

Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do?

Rubin’s book, which will be available in paperback for purchase at the event, helps readers figure out their own patterns and then identifies 21 habit-changing strategies to put self knowledge into action.

The New York Times Book Review said: “’The Happiness Project’ lays out life’s essential goals … Her ([Rubin’s] new book, ‘Better Than Before,’ serves as a kind of detailed instruction manual on how to achieve them.”

Library events and programs are free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This event is presented in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company.
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By: The Seattle Public Library