Author Gretchen Rubin was born and raised in Kansas City and three years ago, she hit the big time when her book The Happiness Project: Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun made the number one spot on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list. Rubin is now winding down what she calls her second happiness project. The book Happier At Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life.
Happier at Home is not another interior design book. In fact, she say she hates “house and homey” magazines. The Kansas City author who now resides in a Manhattan apartment shares her guide to domestic bliss with Local Show guest interviewer Kathy Quinn.