Gretchen Rubin ( @gretchenrubin )

3:28 PM May 31, 2018
I'm re-recording the audio for my book HAPPIER AT HOME. In the first audiobook recording, it was read by a professional actor, but many listeners wrote to tell me that they prefer to hear the author’s voice. So I’m doing it! In the second photo, note the pillow used to muffle “stomach noises.” The fact that they have the pillow on hand reassured me that I’m not the only one. Last photo: the engineer showed me how my voice looks. #happierathome #audiobooks #happierpodcast



  • @balouplans 9:46 PM May 31, 2018

    I have been enjoying your podcast and your time on Oprah's podcast. I have never read any of your books but plan to, which one should I start with?

  • @hockleyclaire 9:58 PM May 31, 2018

    @gjandk - another audiobook for your list.

  • @reviveandthrive_wellness 10:13 PM May 31, 2018

    Go @gretchenrubin I love that your voice will be on the book! 💜💙💚

  • @jeanmansen 10:29 PM May 31, 2018

    Stealing the pillow trick for conference calls. Genius!

  • @kaymazz 10:57 PM May 31, 2018

    @elizaveta__14 Audible allows returns of their books, for up to a year I think, so depending on when you got it, you might be able to return it and use the credit to buy the new edition.

  • @becomingsteelmagnolias 10:58 PM May 31, 2018


  • @elizaveta__14 11:09 PM May 31, 2018

    @kaymazz Wow, thanks so much! I’ll definitely look into it. I feel like I bought it sometime in the hopefully can exchange!

  • @bferrulli 11:21 PM May 31, 2018

    I love to hear the authors voice!!!!

  • @ceelee21 11:34 PM May 31, 2018

    I’ve tried listening to the original a couple of times and couldn’t continue. Sooooo glad you’re doing this, I will definitely buy the new edition!

  • @pammerspdx 12:05 AM Jun 1, 2018

    You have such a great voice Gretchen!!!

  • @nmstark2702 1:00 AM Jun 1, 2018

    Marking July 17th - can’t wait and happy to repurchase to hear you - A fantastic “treat” with 100% guarantee of happiness!!!!

  • @allysaron 1:18 AM Jun 1, 2018

    I’m finally reading it now!!

  • @ckrivitsky 1:29 AM Jun 1, 2018

    So glad you were doing this! I bought the book on Audible and I'm having trouble getting through it because I don't like listening to somebody else's Voice besides yours.i will buy it again 👍

  • @thejuliedaniel 1:46 AM Jun 1, 2018

    Oh fun... I actually just finished the happiness project on audible (loved!!!) and am #2 in line for happier at home from my library though overdrive... I’m guessing it’s going to be the old version with the actor (which I agree with everyone, I enjoy a book so much more when the author reads it... or even not the author but not a professional voiceover actor, they all sound so robotic. I’m currently listening to ‘finding your own north star’ by Martha Beck and the lady reading it is so booooring).

  • @jessfoug 1:50 AM Jun 1, 2018

    Yay!! I was so sad when I started listening and it wasn’t your voice because I love your podcast so much. I’ll have to buy it again once it’s released.

  • @ellcy 1:52 AM Jun 1, 2018

    Thank you, Gretchen! Can’t wait to listen 😊

  • @wendysandiego 2:07 AM Jun 1, 2018

    I am so glad that you are recording this in your own voice!!!! I am going to buy again and listen to it again, gladly!! 🎤📚🎧

  • @carriek333 2:40 AM Jun 1, 2018

    Yay! Yay! Yay!

  • @carriek333 2:41 AM Jun 1, 2018

    @gretchenrubin It's worth it!!

  • @bridgethumphreys 3:05 AM Jun 1, 2018

    @gretchenrubin too bad 😏

  • @intendedwell 3:07 AM Jun 1, 2018

    Awesome! Congrats!!! ✨📖🏡📻✨

  • @eatierney 4:13 AM Jun 1, 2018

    So glad I’m not the only one who was bugged by listening to a different voice!

  • @belliellie1 6:37 AM Jun 1, 2018

    Pls let us know when it’s available. Happier at home is my favorite one out of your others. I think as our home forms an integral part of our lives it has more impact for me than The Happiness Project. Would be great to hear it with your voice !! Super! 👍

  • @lp_stevezie 7:24 AM Jun 1, 2018

    You have a great voice for reading your books! Listened to the Four Tendencies on Audible and now I’m listening to Better Than Before. You rock!

  • @dunei.adrian.9 7:58 AM Jun 1, 2018

    Fiți binecuvăntată !!!

  • @francikay 11:50 AM Jun 1, 2018

    The pillow 😂😂😂

  • @jodym32 12:07 PM Jun 1, 2018

    I just listened to this on Audible too. I’m so accustomed to hearing you that it did seem odd to me too. Good choice to redo it.

  • @mmsteck 12:53 PM Jun 1, 2018

    I agree! Happy to hear that!!

  • @curlytexan 1:44 PM Jun 1, 2018

    I wished it was you too Gretchen! Thank you for indulging us!

  • @jenwrez 2:53 PM Jun 1, 2018

    @gretchenrubin thanks on my calendar👏🏻😀

  • @holtz.karen 3:04 PM Jun 1, 2018

    Wow! Great idea on the pillow and look forward to hearing your own voice. :) thank you

  • @aimtobemore 3:33 PM Jun 1, 2018

    What have you been reading?! You haven’t shared your weeks reading in a long time!

  • @shianb1 4:33 PM Jun 1, 2018

    Yay! I wished it was your voice when I listened to it. Now I will have to listen to it again. 😀

  • @ryancarson 7:09 PM Jun 8, 2018

    Really looking forward to listening!

  • @talentary_ 3:14 AM Jun 16, 2018

    Stomach noises 😂 happens to me too.

  • @jzcruns 2:40 AM Jun 26, 2018

    I'm almost done with "The Four Tendencies". I manage a sales team and this is enlightening! I had a rebel and now I see ways to reach him better.

  • @dunei.adrian.9 10:49 AM Jul 11, 2018

    Fiți binecuvăntată !!!

  • @nmstark2702 7:29 PM Jul 16, 2018

    @gretchenrubin is tomorrow really the day?! I seriously can’t wait! Also Disneyland’s birthday - fun fact

  • @ashleymariestruck 12:26 PM Aug 25, 2018

    I just got this version of the audiobook- it is way special read in YOUR voice!!! This book means a lot to me!