Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

mbg Contributor

Gretchen Rubin is a thought-provoking and influential writer on habits and happiness, living in the Greater NYC area. She has her bachelor's in english from Yale University where she also obtainer her juris doctor degree. Through her books (The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before, The Four Tendencies, Outer Order, Inner Calm), and award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she shares insights, strategies, stories, and tips that help people create happier lives. Her books have sold more than 3.4 million copies, in 30 languages. More than 2 million people have taken her Four Tendencies quiz to find out if they are Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, or Rebels—and why it matters. Here, she talks about test-driving ideas from contemporary science and ancient wisdom about building good habits and having a happier life.