Gretchen Rubin

presents

The Four Tendencies:
The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) 

in conversation with MELISSA HARTWIG

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
There will not be a standby line for this event

This event includes a book signing

Date

Sep
12
Tuesday
September 12, 2017
6:30 PM
(Doors at 6:00)

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

SOLD OUT.
There will not be a standby line for this event.

Harvard Book Store welcomes New York Times-bestselling author GRETCHEN RUBIN—author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project—and Whole30 program creator MELISSA HARTWIG for a discussion of Rubin's latest book, The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too). A book signing with both speakers will follow the discussion. Please note that each ticket comes with a copy of Rubin's The Four Tendencies.

Can't attend the event? Order a signed book!

Order signed copies of The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin and The Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig.

About The Four Tendencies

In this groundbreaking analysis of personality type, bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin reveals the one simple question that will transform what you do at home, at work, and in life. 
 
During her multibook investigation into understand human nature, Gretchen Rubin realized that by asking the seemingly dry question "How do I respond to expectations?" we gain explosive self-knowledge. She discovered that based on their answer, people fit into Four Tendencies: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Our Tendency shapes every aspect of our behavior, so using this framework allows us to make better decisions, meet deadlines, suffer less stress, and engage more effectively. 

More than 600,000 people have taken her online quiz, and managers, doctors, teachers, spouses, and parents already use the framework to help people make significant, lasting change.  

The Four Tendencies hold practical answers if you've ever thought . . . 

  • People can rely on me, but I can't rely on myself.
  •  How can I help someone to follow good advice?
  • People say I ask too many questions.
  • How do I work with someone who refuses to do what I ask—or who keeps telling me what to do?

With sharp insight, compelling research, and hilarious examples, The Four Tendencies will help you get happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. It's far easier to succeed when you know what works for you.

Books by Our Speakers

The featured book for this event is The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin. The following titles by both of our speakers will also be available for purchase on-site this evening:

  • Better Than Before
  • Happier at Home
  • Happiness Project
  • Food Freedom
  • Whole30
Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before and The Happiness Project. Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold almost 3 million copies worldwide, in more than 35 languages; and on her popular daily blog, gretchenrubin.com, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. She also has a highly ranked, award-winning podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

Photo credit: Dave Cross Photography

Melissa Hartwig
Melissa Hartwig

Melissa Hartwig

Melissa Hartwig is a certified sports nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the co-creator of the original Whole30 program, and the four-time New York Times–bestselling author of It Starts With Food, The Whole30, Food Freedom Forever, and The Whole30 Cookbook. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Details, Shape, Outside, and SELF, among others. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and is a prominent keynote speaker on social media and branding, health trends, and entrepreneurship.

UPDATE: Tickets for this event are sold out. There will be not be a standby line for this event.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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