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Gretchen Rubin fills the house at Sacramento Bee Book Club

Gretchen Rubin shares tips on how to change your habits

Best-selling self-help author appeared before a Sacramento Bee Book Club crowd, encouraging fans in their endeavors to make their lives better than before.
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Best-selling self-help author appeared before a Sacramento Bee Book Club crowd, encouraging fans in their endeavors to make their lives better than before.

More than 330 excited fans gathered inside the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria Thursday night, Feb. 11, to hear and meet New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin. She was the first writer to appear in the new year for the Sacramento Bee Book Club, the ongoing program that brings A-list authors to town for free public presentations.

Rubin is the author of “The Happiness Project,” “Happier At Home” and “Better Than Before,” how-to guides to finding the path to “healthier, happier and more productive lives,” she said.

Rubin walked onto the stage as a thunder of applause echoed around the spacious room. During her presentation and question-answer session, she touched on several key points. Finding happiness begins by deciding “what you want more of and what you want less of and taking action,” she told the crowd.

Also, she touched on the 21 “strategies” in “Better Than Before” that are designed to help people abandon harmful habits and adopt productive ones. “The most important thing is to assess who you are and get to know yourself,” she said.

Afterward, her fans lined up to have books autographed and pictures taken with Rubin.

“This was really a lot of fun,” she said at evening’s end.

Best-selling self-help author appeared before a Sacramento Bee Book Club crowd, encouraging fans in their endeavors to make their lives better than before.

Allen Pierleoni: 916-321-1128, @apierleonisacbe

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