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Gretchen Rubin Reveals Cover For ‘Better Than Before’

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Gretchen Rubin has revealed the cover for her forthcoming nonfiction title, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think?

With this book, Rubin ponders on the question “how can we make good habits and break bad ones?” Crown, an imprint at Penguin Random House, has scheduled the publication date for March 17, 2015.

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The comprehensive course will help you promote your work with a full suite of social networking tools. The list of speakers includes Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project), David Meerman Scott (Real-Time Marketing & PR), Lisa Aragon (Double Dutch), Harry Gold (Overdrive Interactive) and this GalleyCat editor.

Among the many sessions, The Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin will lead a session entitled “How The Happiness Project Became a Multimedia Sensation.” Rubin will share how she spent a year testing theories of happiness, drawing 40,000 Facebook likes and more than half a million YouTube views through her work.

Lit Resolutions from Gretchen Rubin, Grace Lin, Michele Carlo & Bob Eckstein

Today is the last day we’ll be sharing the 2011 literary resolutions from writers. It’s still not too late for you to contribute to the Twitter hashtag. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see some of theirs and your goals come to fruition in the new year. Share your resolutions in the comments section or on Twitter. Happy Holidays!

Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin: “My literary new year’s resolution is to write a young-adult novel in a month, using the writing structure suggested by Chris Baty’s No Plot? No Problem. I’ve done this before, to write a novel for adults, but this time I’d like to write a YA novel.”

Picture book author and illustrator Grace Lin: “My literary resolution is the same as it is every year–I haven’t been able to achieve it yet, but maybe 2011 will be the year! My literary resolution is to write something that I am so proud and confident of that the reviews or criticism of it wouldn’t matter. To make a book that is personally ‘review-proof’; to believe what I have done is good and not be affected by anyone’s opinions (good or bad). That and to stop eating while I write, especially high-sugar sweets. That’s a horrible habit I need to break.”

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Chelsea Handler’s Memoirs to be Adapted in TV Comedy

NBC will adapt television host Chelsea Handler‘s three autobiographical books into a comedy show, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the comedy “is described as an autobiographical multi-camera comedy based on Handler’s life in her twenties.” The main character, also named Chelsea, will be patterned after Handler, but she will not be a professional comedian. Dharma & Greg co-creators Dottie Zicklin and Julie Larson will be in charge of the adaptation.

NBC recently picked up a script adapting Gretchen Rubin‘s stunt nonfiction memoir, The Happiness Project. Sex and the City veteran Kristin Davis will star in that series. (Via Shelf Awareness)

Sex and the City Vet to Star in The Happiness Project Adaptation

After starring in one of the most popular television adaptations in recent memory, Sex and the City veteran Kristin Davis will star in an NBC adaptation of The Happiness Project.

Gretchen Rubin‘s memoir focused on a year “spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy–from Aristotle to Martin Seligman to Thoreau to Oprah.” Rubin wrote 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill before publishing her bestselling memoir–dubbed “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love” by author Sonya Lyubomirsky.

Here’s more about the show from The Hollywood Reporter: “The single-camera, half-hour project will be produced by Universal Media Studios and Mosaic. Kristin Newman (Chuck, How Met Your Mother) is in negotiations to write the pilot and executive produce.  Jimmy Miller and Dave Fleming will also executive produce.”