This book is written by a happy person who wanted to maximize her happiness. I loved reading Rubin's research (which spans centuries of literature) on what makes us happy. It was helpful and fun to read how she applied the research to her life. Making small changes each day made life happier for her and her family. It's not one of those, take-time-for-yourself/get-a-massage/indulge-yourself books. Nope. It's about working hard to live what you believe.