Outer Order Inner Calm

Outer Order  Inner Calm
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781984822802
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Harmony
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"With clarity and humor, bestselling author of The Four Tendencies and The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin illuminates one of her key realizations about happiness: For most of us, outer order contributes to inner calm. And for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. In this easy-to-read but hard-to-put-down book, Gretchen Rubin suggests more than 150 short, concrete clutter-clearing ideas so each reader can choose the ones that resonate most. The fact is, when we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we're far more likely to be able to create the order that will make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. In the context of a happy life, a messy desk or crowded coat closet is a trivial problem--yet Gretchen Rubin has found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. By getting rid of things we don't use, don't need, or don't love, as well as things that don't work, don't fit, or don't suit, we free our mind (and our shelves) for what we truly value. In this trim book filled with insights, strategies, and sometimes surprising tips, Gretchen tackles the key challenges of creating outer order, by explaining how to "Make Choices," "Create Order," "Know Yourself--and Others," "Cultivate Helpful Habits," and, of course, "Add Beauty." At home, at work, and in life, when we get our possessions under control we feel both calmer and more energetic. With a sense of fun, and also a clear idea of what's realistic for most people, Gretchen Rubin suggests dozens of manageable steps for creating a more serene, orderly environment--one that helps us to create the lives we yearn for"--

Outer Order Inner Calm

Outer Order  Inner Calm
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781984822819
Available:
Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Harmony
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this lovely, easy-to-use illustrated guide to decluttering, the beloved author of The Happiness Project shows us how to take control of our stuff—and, by extension, our lives. Gretchen Rubin knows firsthand that creating order can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. But for most of us, a rigid, one-size-fits-all solution doesn't work. When we tailor our approach to suit our own particular challenges and habits, we can find inner calm. With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, Rubin suggests dozens of manageable tips and tricks for creating a more serene, orderly environment, including: • Never label anything “miscellaneous.” • Ask yourself, “Do I need more than one?” • Don’t aim for minimalism. • Remember: If you can’t retrieve it, you won’t use it. • Stay current with a child’s interests. • Beware the urge to “procrasticlear.” By getting rid of things we don’t use, don’t need, or don’t love, we free our minds (and our shelves) for what we truly value.

Outer Order Inner Calm

Outer Order Inner Calm
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781473692671
Available:
Release: 2019-03-07
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'MOVE OVER, MARIE KONDO' Washington Post 'EXCELLENT' Telegraph 'YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOU CAN TAKE ON THE WORLD' Grazia 'WISHING I HAD A RUBIN TO HELP ME MAKE SENSE OF MY BELONGINGS' Red 'DECLUTTER YOUR WAY TO HAPPINESS' Good Housekeeping In the context of a happy life, a messy desk or a crowded wardrobe is a trivial problem - yet Gretchen Rubin found that getting control of our stuff makes us feel more in control of our lives. Ask yourself: DO I NEED IT? DO I LOVE IT? DO I USE IT? With 150 concrete clutter-clearing ideas, insights, strategies, and sometimes surprising tips, Gretchen tackles the key challenges of creating outer order by explaining how to 'make choices', 'create order', 'know yourself', 'cultivate useful habits' and, of course, how to 'add beauty'. At home, at work, and in life, when we get our possessions under control, we can create a more serene environment. With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what's realistic for most people, Gretchen suggests dozens of manageable steps to help us achieve the lives we yearn for. ALSO BY GRETCHEN RUBIN The Four Tendencies: the indispensable personality profiles that reveal how to make your life better AND Better Than Before: learn how to make good habits and break bad ones, for good AND Happier At Home: a year-long experiment in making the everyday extraordinary

Happier at Home

Happier at Home
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307886804
Available:
Release: 2012-09-04
Editor: Harmony
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the spirit of her blockbuster #1 New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin embarks on a new project to make home a happier place. One Sunday afternoon, as she unloaded the dishwasher, Gretchen Rubin felt hit by a wave of homesickness. Homesick—why? She was standing right in her own kitchen. She felt homesick, she realized, with love for home itself. “Of all the elements of a happy life,” she thought, “my home is the most important.” In a flash, she decided to undertake a new happiness project, and this time, to focus on home. And what did she want from her home? A place that calmed her, and energized her. A place that, by making her feel safe, would free her to take risks. Also, while Rubin wanted to be happier at home, she wanted to appreciate how much happiness was there already. So, starting in September (the new January), Rubin dedicated a school year—September through May—to making her home a place of greater simplicity, comfort, and love. In The Happiness Project, she worked out general theories of happiness. Here she goes deeper on factors that matter for home, such as possessions, marriage, time, and parenthood. How can she control the cubicle in her pocket? How might she spotlight her family’s treasured possessions? And it really was time to replace that dud toaster. Each month, Rubin tackles a different theme as she experiments with concrete, manageable resolutions—and this time, she coaxes her family to try some resolutions, as well. With her signature blend of memoir, science, philosophy, and experimentation, Rubin’s passion for her subject jumps off the page, and reading just a few chapters of this book will inspire readers to find more happiness in their own lives.

Declutter Your Life

Declutter Your Life
Author: Gill Hasson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780857088338
Available:
Release: 2019-11-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CLEAR OUT CLUTTER AND CONFUSION! Do you ever wonder what's stopping you from parting with it, or how it would feel to let go of the stuff that consumes so much of your time and energy? Decluttering doesn't mean making do with less – it's about creating a space so that you can live your life unburdened by things, obligations, and people you don't really need. THINK ABOUT THINGS IN A NEW LIGHT Declutter Your Life opens your eyes to the effect all the stuff is having on your life. It explains how to let go of the things that don't matter so that you have more time, energy, and enthusiasm for the things that do. With a bonus chapter on building confidence and self-esteem, you'll improve your ability to declutter. The more you believe in yourself, the better your decisions and optimism. This book helps you: Simplify and improve your home and work life Let go of guilt and the emotional obstacles that keep you stuck in the past Feel less overwhelmed and stressed out by information overload Identify and clear out unnecessary commitments Move on from negative relationships

The Four Tendencies

The Four Tendencies
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781524760922
Available:
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Harmony
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 understanding 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.

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill

Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 313
ISBN: 9780812971446
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An accessible portrait of the legendary British leader captures the contradictions and complexities of Winston Churchill as it presents forty contrasting views of the man, his life, his accomplishments, and his contributions to history. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Better Than Before

Better Than Before
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385679466
Available:
Release: 2015-03-17
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home comes a book that tackles the question: How do we make good habits that are easy, effortless, and automatic? Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she tests out on herself and others. In doing so, she discovers answers to questions such as: • At times, I've picked up a habit overnight, but other times, it's taken years to develop. Why? • Why do some people resist habits, while others adopt them eagerly? • I want to help my child/spouse/colleagues make a change. What can I do? • Why do I resist other people's advice on how to change, even if I think they are right? • How do I make good habits convenient and easy? Rubin provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a clear, practical menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach. She tackles each strategy herself, and in doing so shows us the importance of knowing ourselves, and our own habit-tendencies. Armed with self-knowledge, we can pursue the habits in ways that will truly work for us, not against us. Going to the gym can be as easy, effortless, and automatic as putting on a seatbelt. We can file expense reports, take time for fun, or pass up that piece of carrot cake without having to decide. With foundation of good habits, we can build a life that reflects our values and goals. — Included in Oprah's Super Soul 100 list

The Happiness Project Revised Edition

The Happiness Project  Revised Edition
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062474247
Available:
Release: 2015-12-29
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“This book made me happy in the first five pages.” —AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work that is “a cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.” (Sonya Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want) In the vein of Julie and Julia, The Happiness Project describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.

The Calling

The Calling
Author: Rha Goddess
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781250204707
Available:
Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: St. Martin's Essentials
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A game-changing book offering a six-step approach on how to find and follow your true calling and redefine success from entrepreneur and soul coach Rha Goddess. Are you willing to believe in you? Every single one of us has a calling. For most it’s the thing you have to force yourself not to do. When you try to ignore it, you can’t stop thinking about. It is the thing that both terrifies you and brings you the most joy. Already living yours? Great! How do you make the most of it? The Calling will provide readers with a road map, via 3 fundamental shifts, on how to stay true, get paid and do good. The steps that will help lead you there include: RECOGNIZING—it always begins with awareness. If you can’t see it then you can’t do anything about it. ACCEPTING—means embracing, and taking responsibility for yourself, your life, and the things that want or need to be changed. FORGIVING—yourself and others. AND MORE! The Calling will be the resource that people have been asking Rha to write for years, and there has never been a better time for her to share her proven method.

Inner Peace Outer Abundance

Inner Peace Outer Abundance
Author: Kim Ha Campbell
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781457556531
Available:
Release: 2017-08-21
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The experience and expertise that Kim shares in this book is rooted in rock-solid information. At the same time, the motivation and inspiration in this book is endless. She inspires with direction. She motivates people while activating them to move forward. And she shares the avenues to take. She doesn’t have all the answers, but she can direct you to the path and the people who do.” Kim shares her words, wisdom and experiences covering: The true sense of an authentic story that inspires authority. A woman who found strength, independence, clarity, and conviction. The factual history of her numerous successes and how she approached them. The best ways for each personality and each individual to approach and achieve goals. A way to begin forward motion to create the momentum and endurance that dreams require. Motivational, Informational & Inspirational Speaker & Trainer Kim Ha Campbell mixes authenticity with authority, as she showcases proof of concept examples through real life experiences. This allows her to deliver motivation and inspiration with applicable information that can benefit the widest array of people and the most extensive array of dreams. From The BEACH Success System to discussing how she broke through her fears to live a loving life filled with happiness, fun, and abundance, Kim Ha Campbell leads by following her message. This book serves as a guide suited for every person, in every situation, at any stage in their life. WWW.KIMHACAMPBELL.COM

It s All Too Much

It s All Too Much
Author: Peter Walsh
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780731815241
Available:
Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are your counters covered with appliances you had to have but rarely use? Are your cupboards stuffed with clothes that you hope to fit back into or that you paid a fortune for but only wore once? Have you been hanging on to that hideous teapot your mother gave you 10 years ago only because she gave it to you? Every time you go shopping do you come back with bags of more stuff because that pillow/blouse/cd/mixer will be the one thing that changes your life and then it doesn't change your life because you have nowhere to put it? In It's All Too Much,organisational guru Peter Walsh challenges you to answer a very simple but scary question: Does the stuff you own contribute to the life you hope to achieve or does it get in the way of your vision? Peter helps you assess the state of your home without any sugar coating and will teach you how to confront and conquer the stuff that is holding you back by identifying the purpose of each and every object in your home and assessing your reasons for holding onto it. He shows you how to identify which room is the heart of your home and then shows you why it is so important to keep that space clean and clear of clutter - if the heart of your home is clogged what does that say about you? He then helps you go room by room to ask the important questions: What is the room? What's its purpose? What is this item? Does it contribute positively to the life you want? The answers to these questions will help you understand your priorities and fix your relationship with your stuff. And in gaining this understanding you can start to clear out the clutter!

Summary Analysis of Outer Order Inner Calm Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness a Guide to the Book by Gretchen Rubin

Summary   Analysis of Outer Order  Inner Calm  Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness a Guide to the Book by Gretchen Rubin
Author: Zip Reads
Pages: 36
ISBN: 1090559399
Available:
Release: 2019-03-15
Editor: Independently Published
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https: //amzn.to/2FcIrIO Author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin breaks down the nitty-gritty of how to live a more fulfilling life by creating order in your external environment in her latest bestseller, Outer Order, Inner Calm Click "Buy Now with 1-Click" to own your copy today! What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original book Key takeaways from each chapter The five steps towards decluttering your life Tips to beautify your space How to find calm with messy roommates Editorial Review li>Background on Gretchen Rubin About the Original Book: We all want to be happier, more productive, more creative, and healthier. But we fail to realize that our surroundings are not aligned with the desires of our heart. In Outer Order, Inner Calm, Gretchen Rubin lays out a simple plan that will help you achieve these goals. All you have to do is clean and declutter your environment, whether it's at home or the office. How you do it is up to you - You can go hard and spend an entire day cleaning up or you can spend a few minutes every day decluttering your surroundings. If you have ever felt the desire to achieve balance and harmony in your home and life, then Outer Order, Inner Calm is the blueprint to your success! DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Outer Order, Inner Calm. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https: //amzn.to/2FcIrIO to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Create Space

Create Space
Author: Dilly Carter
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780744041026
Available:
Release: 2021-03-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cut the clutter, live better with less, give yourself headspace, and enjoy life more. Create Space shows you how taking steps to clear and simplify your living space can also clear your mind, improve your relationships, and enhance your well-being. This room-by-room guide to organizing and decluttering your home is packed with ideas, advice, tips, and techniques that are practical and functional as well as beautiful. Turn chaos into calm with step-by-step methods that you can adapt and sustain for your own needs. When you stop allowing your life to revolve around things that don't matter, you instantly gain energy to focus on the things that do. Reclaim your space, your time, and your mind right now, to reorganize your living space into a place of sanctuary.

Eufeeling

Eufeeling
Author: Frank J. Kinslow, Dr.
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9781401934002
Available:
Release: 2012-07-15
Editor: Hay House, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Within the pages of Dr. Kinslow’s new book you will learn to go beyond the instant healing power of Quantum Entrainment to, with a single procedure, realize your deepest spiritual and material goals. You will learn how to find your Eufeeling, the hub around which all the creative forces of nature revolve, then how to use it to form a powerful and immediately effective intention. Making the most abstract subjects easy to understand and practical to use, Dr. Kinslow shows the reader how to tap their natural harmonizing zones deep within their minds. He is the discoverer and developer of Quantum Entrainment, the ground-breaking healing technique that thousands around the globe have successfully used to eliminate emotional and physical discord in themselves and others. Now, in Eufeeling! Dr. Kinslow brings to bear that same easy style of coaching that was so successful in teaching you Quantum Entrainment. In Eufeeling! Dr. Kinslow introduces the reader to the QE Intention, a unique and practical tool that anyone can use to improve emotional and physical disharmony, unsettled relationships and financial difficulties, and even influence environmental stresses. QE Intention shows you how a simple shift in your awareness will organize the creative forces of nature in your favor as easily as iron filings align in the presence of a strong magnet. QE Intention can quickly satisfy even your deepest desires. Once initiated, QE Intention is effortless and extraordinarily effective. It uses the creative energy and harmony of Eufeeling as a spiritual launching pad to quickly accomplish material goals. If you are already doing intention work you will find that adding QE Intention to your practice will greatly accelerate the results you are already having. And what's more exciting, creating a QE Intention takes no special training or talent. If you are reading these words you have everything you need to create a QE Intention.

Summary Analysis of Outer Order Inner Calm

Summary   Analysis of Outer Order  Inner Calm
Author: ZIP Reads
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 101-01-01
Editor: ZIP Reads
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2FcIrIO Author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin breaks down the nitty-gritty of how to live a more fulfilling life by creating order in your external environment in her latest bestseller, Outer Order, Inner Calm What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - The five steps towards decluttering your life - Tips to beautify your space - How to find calm with messy roommates - Editorial Review - Background on Gretchen Rubin About the Original Book: We all want to be happier, more productive, more creative, and healthier. But we fail to realize that our surroundings are not aligned with the desires of our heart. In Outer Order, Inner Calm, Gretchen Rubin lays out a simple plan that will help you achieve these goals. All you have to do is clean and declutter your environment, whether it’s at home or the office. How you do it is up to you - You can go hard and spend an entire day cleaning up or you can spend a few minutes every day decluttering your surroundings. If you have ever felt the desire to achieve balance and harmony in your home and life, then Outer Order, Inner Calm is the blueprint to your success! DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Outer Order, Inner Calm. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2FcIrIO to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Power Money Fame Sex

Power Money Fame Sex
Author: Gretchen Rubin
Pages: 307
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060741092
Available:
Release: 2000-09
Editor: Beyond Words/Atria Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author dissects the tactics of Warren Buffett, Muhammad Ali, Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Nixon, Princess Diana, and other successful people to reveal how power plays are made in the real world.

Resilience

Resilience
Author: Michelle Auerbach
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781789047028
Available:
Release: 2020-05-08
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Storytelling covers every skill we need in a crisis. We need to share information about how to be safe, about how to live together, about what to do and not do. We need to talk about what is going on in ways that keep us from freaking out. We need to change our behavior as a human race to save each other and ourselves. We need to imagine a possible future different from the present and work on how to get there. And we need to do it all without falling apart. This book will help people in any field and any walk of life to become better storytellers and immediately unleash the power to teach, learn, change, soothe, and create community to activate ourselves and the people around us. The "Resilience Series" is the result of an intensive, collaborative effort of our authors in response to the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. Each volume offers expert advice for developing the practical, emotional and spiritual skills that you can master to become more resilient in a time of crisis.

Break the Good Girl Myth

Break the Good Girl Myth
Author: Majo Molfino
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062894076
Available:
Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A must-read for any woman who is ready to design a life on her own terms.” – Sophia Amoruso, Founder and CEO, Girlboss Women: it’s time to break the good girl myths that are holding you back and share your true gifts with this groundbreaking book from Stanford University-trained designer and women’s leadership expert Majo Molfino. For thousands of years, women have been taught to be “good” instead of powerful. But when we embody the good girl, we hold back their voices and gifts in a world that desperately needs female perspectives. Drawing on countless coaching sessions and conversations with female leaders, Majo identifies five self-sabotaging tendencies (“the five Good Girl Myths”) every woman must overcome to unleash her power and design a more purposeful life: While there are many women’s leadership books, Majo uses her knowledge and training in design thinking (which is used by the world’s most innovative people and companies) to help you build creative confidence and break free from these disempowering myths once and for all. Discover how each myth negatively affects your relationships, career, and well-being and identify your primary good girl myth – the blindspot that’s zapping most of your power as a creative badass. If you’re a woman who can’t seem to get your voice or ideas out into the world, Break the Good Girl Myth will finally help you understand why and light the way out so you can become the woman you’re meant to be. Your time – our time – is now.

Pack of Two

Pack of Two
Author: Caroline Knapp
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307759993
Available:
Release: 2010-08-10
Editor: Dial Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the age of 36, Caroline Knapp, author of the acclaimed bestseller Drinking:A Love Story, found herself confronted with a monumental task: redefining her world. She had faced the loss of both her parents, given up a twenty-year relationship with alcohol, and, as she writes, "I was wandering around in a haze of uncertainty, blinking up at the biggest questions: Who am I without parents and without alcohol? How to form attachments, and where to find comfort, in the face of such daunting vulnerability?" An answer materialized in the most unlikely form: that of a dog. Eighteen months to the day after she quit drinking, Knapp stumbled upon an eight-week-old puppy at a local animal shelter, took her home, and named her Lucille. Now two years old, Lucille has become a central force in Knapp's life: "In her," she writes, "I have found solace, joy, a bridge to the world." Caroline Knapp has been celebrated as much for her fresh insight into emotional and psychological issues as she has been for her gifts as a writer. In Pack of Two, she brings the same perception and talent to bear on the rich, complicated terrain of human-animal relationships. In addition to mining her own experience with Lucille, Knapp speaks to a wide variety of dog people--from animal behaviorists and psychologists to other owners whose dogs have deeply affected their lives--about this emotionally complex, sometimes daunting, often profoundly healing alliance. Throughout, she explores the shift in canine roles from working partners to intimate companions and looks, too, at how this new kinship, this wordless bond, becomes a template for what we most desire ourselves.