Join us on April 17 at 7 p.m. ET for Random House Studio Sessions: Gretchen Rubin Presents Life in Five Senses, as the author of Outer OrderInner Calm and The Happiness Project virtually launches her new book, Life in Five Senses. In conversation with Bruce Feiler, Rubin will discuss the surprising path she discovered that led to a life of more energy, creativity, luck, and love: by tuning into the five senses.

For more than a decade, Rubin had been studying happiness and human nature. Then, one day, a visit to her eye doctor made her realize that she’d been overlooking a key element of happiness: her five senses. She’d spent so much time stuck in her head that she’d allowed the vital sensations of life to slip away, unnoticed. This epiphany lifted her from a state of foggy preoccupation into a world rediscovered by seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching.

In this journey of self-experimentation, Rubin explores the mysteries and joys of the five senses as a path to a happier, more mindful life. In the rush of daily life, she finds, our five senses offer us an immediate, sustainable way to cheer up, calm down, and engage the world around us—as well as a way to glimpse the soul and touch the transcendent.

The event will be broadcast via Zoom, and each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Life in Five Senses in addition to event access. Your book order will be fulfilled by one of the following independent bookstore partners of your choice: Rainy Day Books, RJ Julia Booksellers, or The Strand Book Store

We can’t wait for you to join us for this exclusive conversation.

Event Details

April 17, 2023 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Fairway, KS
Madison, CT
New York, NY

About Random House Studio Sessions

Random House Studio Sessions is our new event series featuring live conversations with the biggest names on your bookshelf, filmed in our studio and broadcast virtually to wherever you are. These authors will take us behind-the-scenes of their latest releases—and give a peek into their own reading and writing practices, too.

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