Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Gretchen Rubin
in conversation with Annabelle Gurwitch

discussing her book,
Outer Order, Inner Calm:
Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

 Reserved Section + Book 
$30.00 General Admission section + Book
$20.00 General Admission section 

Gretchen Rubin writes on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, and The Happiness Project. A member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, Rubin’s books have sold more than three million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages, and on her  daily blog, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She also has a podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. Rubin started her career in law, and was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer.  She appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles for her two recent books — in conversation with Daniel Siegel for The Four Tendencies. (video), and with Lisa Napoli for Better Than Before (video).

Annabelle Gurwitch is a New York Times bestselling author, actress, and activist. Her most recent book is Wherever You Go, There They Are, Stories About My Family You Might Relate To. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. She was the co-host of the popular series, Dinner and a Movie, and a regular NPR commentator for numerous years.  She appeared at Live Talks Los Angeles when her book, I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50, was published.

“Once you’ve read Gretchen Rubin’s tale of a year spent searching for satisfaction, you’ll want to start your own happiness project and get your friends and family to join you. This is the rare book that will make you both smile and think—often on the same page.” —Daniel H. Pink, Drive

Her new book is, Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness. For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t work. 

The fact is, when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we’re then able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. 

Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. By getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need, or don’t love, we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value. 

With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, Gretchen Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment—one that helps us to create the lives we want.