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Gretchen Rubin            

New York Times Best-Selling Author of "The Happiness Project;" Host of Podcast "Happier with Gretchen Rubin"

Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. Rubin is the author of many books, including the bestsellers "The Four Tendencies," "Better Than Before," and "The Happiness Project." "The Happiness Project" has sold over one million copies, been published in over 30 languages, and spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list.

In her books, Rubin draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.

On her top-ranked, award-winning podcast "Happier with Gretchen Rubin," she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. "Happier" was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015,” was named in the Academy of Podcasters “Best Podcasts of 2016,” and won a 2020 Webby Award for “best of the internet.”

Rubin is a regular columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine and makes regular appearances on "CBS This Morning" to share tips for living a happier, healthier, more productive life.

With her work, Gretchen Rubin has emerged as one of the most interesting commentators on habits and happiness. Though her conclusions are sometimes counter-intuitive, her insights resonate with readers of all backgrounds.

Rubin is a popular keynote speaker, and she has addressed corporate audiences at places such as GE, Google, LinkedIn, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, as well as university audiences such as Yale Law School, Harvard Business School, and Wharton. She has appeared at numerous conferences as a featured speaker or keynoter, at places such as SXSW, World Domination Summit, the 92nd Street Y, 5×15, TEDx, BlogHer, the Atlantic, Alt Design, Q Cities, Behance’s 99u, Mom 2.0, West Point, Lucid, and the Texas, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania Conferences for Women.

A graduate of Yale and Yale Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal and winner of the Edgar M. Cullen Prize, Rubin started her career in law. She clerked for Judge Pierre Leval and was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she really wanted to be a writer.

Raised in Kansas City, she lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.


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