To my great delight, The Happiness Project has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 99 straight weeks (including at #1). This is absolutely thrilling, and I’m so grateful.
I’m thrilled and grateful–but I have to admit, I’m also really hoping to cross the 100 week mark. There’s just something about ONE HUNDRED. And it’s just one more week!
So, if you’re planning to buy a copy of The Happiness Project for yourself or a friend (or for every member of your office or perhaps the citizens of a small town), I would really appreciate it if you’d buy it this week.
Because of the “arrival fallacy,” we often fall into the pattern of thinking, “I’ll be happy when I make partner,” or “I’ll be happy when I hand in my thesis” or “I’ll be happy when I have a new house”–but then arriving there doesn’t actually boost our happiness as much as we expected. So I know that whether or not the book hits 100 weeks probably won’t affect my happiness all that much.
I know that, and yet…I still very much hope to to see the book hit the 100 mark.
Further self-promotion: If you’ve already read The Happiness Project, but you haven’t yet read Happier at Home, I hope you’ll consider reading it. I love all my books equally, but my sister the sage says that Happier at Home is my best book.
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Okay, end of self-promotion.