A balanced life — one where we answer all of our emails, spend loads of time with our kids, see friends, eat well, exercise regularly and feel happy, eludes us all — but this doesn't mean you can't get closer to it, and maybe that's ultimate happiness after all.
Join bestselling writers Charles Duhigg, the author of Smarter Faster Better and The Power of Habit, Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project, and Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, founders of Food52 and the authors of A New Way to Dinner as they discuss strategies and lessons learned to spend your time more effectively and achieve a greater level of happiness.
There will be a book signing following this event.
This event is part of our Kitchen Arts & Letters series. In partnership with the esteemed culinary bookstore, we present talks, demos and tastings with leading cookbook authors, chefs, food historians and farmers. See the complete line-up here.
Amanda Hesser is the co-founder of Food52 and was a reporter at The New York Times, and the food editor at the Times Magazine. She wrote the award-winning books Cooking for Mr. Latte and The Cook and the Gardener, and edited the essay collection Eat, Memory. Her last book, a Times bestseller and the winner of a James Beard Award, is The Essential New York Times Cookbook.
After graduating from Brown University and then Le Cordon Bleu, Merill Stubbs worked at Cook’s Illustrated and behind the counter at Flour Bakery in Boston’s South End. In addition to her work with Amanda on The Essential New York Times Cookbook, Merrill has written for the Times’ T Living, Edible Brooklyn and Body + Soul, and she was the food editor at Herb Quarterly.
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft; the New Yorker said, “Their voices remind you that life is a human project that we’re all experimenting with.” The podcast consistently ranks in the iTunes Top Charts.
Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better. He is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism and George Polk awards. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.