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  • Published: 18 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241458952
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

Happier Hour

How to Spend Your Time for a Better, More Meaningful Life




An affirming, accessible and practical guide to making the most of your time, based on the author's hugely popular MBA course at the University of California.

Money is often thought of as the secret to a good life and the ultimate metric of success, yet research suggests a whole other story: time is the true yardstick of our lives. Organising our time can lead to huge benefits and a happier life, even amidst the many pressures of the modern world.

Drawing on her hugely popular MBA course at UCLA, as well as psychology, behavioural science and management thinking, Professor of Decision Making Cassie Holmes is here to help you make the most of your hours, weeks, months and years. Learn the difference between meaningful and wasteful uses of time; piece your hours together to make happier weeks; make even dull tasks like chores or commuting pass more easily. Whether you're looking to engage more with your family, avoid burnout, increase your productivity or simply feel less time-starved, this is your personal, practical guide for how best to invest your time.

  • Published: 18 April 2023
  • ISBN: 9780241458952
  • Imprint: Penguin Life
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

Praise for Happier Hour

With our schedules overly full, Holmes shares research and easy strategies for not only how to manage, but tap into deeper meaning. Happier Hour is a joyful guide on how to spend your hours to live a more satisfying life.

Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play

A refreshingly novel approach on how to make your life rich. Happier Hour shows you step-by-step how to wisely invest your most precious resource - time.

Jonah Berger, New York Times bestselling author of Contagious

This book is an absolute gem - useful, evidence-based, and a pleasure to read. Armed with the insights conveyed in Happier Hour, we can all find greater fulfillment in the time we have.

Katy Milkman, bestselling author of How to Change

Terrific advice from one of my favorite scientists about how to make best use of our most limited resource: time

Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit

Cassie Holmes is an expert on time, and this readable, practical book might just make you rethink how you spend yours.

Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Think Again

More free time isn't always better - a good reality check for anyone fantasizing about quitting a job to move to a tropical island ... Holmes engagingly conveys what she has learned from her study.

Wall Street Journal