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Revealed! Book Club Choices for April. Happy Reading.

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness or habits · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone I’ll post these …


Can You Add to This List of Famous Upholders, Questioners, Rebels, and Obligers?

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: Can you add to this list of famous Upholders, Questioners, Rebels, and Obligers? I continue to be preoccupied with refining the framework of the Rubin Tendencies. In a nutshell, Upholders respond readily to outer and inner expectations (I’m an Upholder, 100%) Questioners question all expectations; they’ll meet …


“Do the Most Important Thing of the Day First Thing in the Morning.”

Happiness and habits interview: Debbie Stier. I got to know Debbie when she was working in book publishing, because she was one of the first people to go deep into the question of how online tools could help authors connect with readers. We became friends, and when she started The Perfect Score Project, I followed her progress with delight on …


Want to Read about Writing? Here Are My Five Favorite Books about Writing.

Every Wednesday is List Day, or Tip Day, or Quiz Day. This Wednesday: My five favorite books about writing. It’s not easy to write a book about writing that’s also a pleasure to read. Here are my favorites: 1. William Zinsser, On Writing Well. I’ve read this book several times, and I’m due for another re-reading soon. It’s full of …


Revealed! Book Club Choices for February. Happy Reading.

Because nothing boosts happiness more than a great book, each month, I suggest: · one outstanding book about happiness · one outstanding work of children’s or young-adult literature–I have a crazy passion for kidlit · one eccentric pick–a widely admired and excellent book that I love, yes, but one that may not appeal to everyone I’ll post these recommendations here, …