Better Than Before By Gretchen Rubin Book Review


Gretchen Rubin books are my guilty pleasure.  I say this because I love her ideas but not necessarily the content.  Also, I think I am addicted to self-help books.  But that’s another post…

She is such an intelligent woman but tends to come off as a know it all.  Her books are full of quotes and boring statistics.  I always take notes when reading and I feel I could sum up this entire book in about three succinct chapters.  However,  I am giving it a high rating since, as I said, I love her ideas and I have since put them to work in my life.  The premise is that by making something into a habit, you are more likely to follow through with it and keep it up.

She is a wonderful blogger, in my opinion.  But that’s just it.  I feel that some authors are made to blog and not so much write a book.  One example is how she describes everything in grave detail.  Since bloggers make so many posts, they tend to do that.  I cannot seem to religiously follow a blog.   Heck, I can barely maintain one!  I always start out with good intentions but I quickly lose interest.  Maybe I should make it a habit that I stick with, like the book suggests?  😉  But for that reason, I find it hard to get through Rubin’s books.  She goes into such great detail with so many subplots that I frequently put it down and forget about it.

I feel I should also mention that I’ve read every one of her books.  They are pretty much take it or leave it with me.  I love her level of discipline and organization. I think that’s what keeps me coming back for more.

So if you are looking for a well researched, informative new way of thinking, you’ve come to the right place.  If you are looking for a quick or fun read, I suggest you go elsewhere.

Rating: **** (4 out of 5 stars)

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Blogging For Books.  All opinions/comments are my own.


  1. tabethabeautyreviews on September 16, 2016 at 9:17 pm


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