Jamie asked Gretchen Rubin:

I had never heard of Samuel Johnson before reading The Happiness Project but loved the references you made to his writing. Do you have any recommendations for which of his works to read first? (Because, turns out, there are a lot of options!)

Gretchen Rubin I'm so happy to hear that you liked the references to Dr. Johnson. I love his writing, but it's not for everyone. I'd start with Boswell's LIFE OF JOHNSON. It's a biography, and includes many of the greatest observations by Johnson. Or Selected Essays. Happy reading.

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