The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well: The Danish Way of Live Well (Penguin Life) Hardcover – 1 Sep 2016
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the best qualified author (...) cosy and engaging (Sunday Express)
Infectiously positive (...) the best beginner's guide (Mail on Sunday)
this book explains everything you need to know about the Danish art of living well (Metro)
Danish, dishy and the world's happiest man (this book) is gorgeously designed (Times)
every wondered why Denmark is always ranked one of the happiest places on earth? Well, that's down to hygge. And want to know what hygge is? Then read this book. (Daily Mail Ireland)
a thorough and genuinely helpful little life bible that you'll find yourself coming back to time and again. Hooray for Hygge! (Heat)
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You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.
Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.
Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.
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About The Little Book of Hygge
Hygge has been described as everything from "the art of creating intimacy", "cosines of the soul", "the absence of annoyance" to "taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things", "cosy togetherness" and "the pursuit of everyday pleasures".
Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? It is not really important how you choose to pronounce or even spell 'hygge'. What is important is that you feel it. Whether you're cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends, hygge is about creating an atmosphere where we can let your guard down.
The Little Book of Hygge is the definitive, must-read introduction to hygge, written by Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. The book is packed full of original research on hygge, conducted by Meik and his team, along with beautiful photographs, recipes and ideas to help you add a touch of hygge to your life.
- More than a quarter of a million copies of The Little Book of Hygge sold in the UK
- An international, Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller
- 17 copies sold every hour in 2017
- Meik Wiking has sold more than half a million books around the world
About Meik Wiking
Meik Wiking has the best job in the world: as the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, he is on a mission to discover what makes people happy. The "Indiana Jones of Smiles" wrote The Little Book of Hygge to better understand why Denmark consistently comes first in global happiness rankings. Following lots of research and insight, he came to the conclusion that hygge is the magic ingredient.
When he's not studying political science and writing several books and reports on happiness, wellbeing and quality of life, he enjoys photography and playing tennis (quite badly) with friends.
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In conclusion, not bad :)
Seeing as it's now the Northern Hemispheres autumn, I'm making sure I get it read while it seems the perfect time of year to read a book about Hygge and snuggly blankets, flickering candles, crackling fires and warm comfy fluffy socks...
The Little Book of Hygge is such a cute little book! The cover just sums up everything the book is about - it's just so lovely. It's kind of an explanation as to what Hygge is - a Danish word that is kind of all about the essence of feeling cozy, warm and safe and snuggly - and how to incorporate it into your life. Basically, buy all the candles you can grab at IKEA and make yourself a cozy reading nook with a pile of blankets and cushions... I adored the recipes that were included, such a nice little surprise. They look fairly simple to make - even for a not particular natural cook like myself - and I can imagine the smell they would create on a cold and frosty day would be absolutely scrumptious.
This is kind of the perfect book to read in the hectic mad busy rush leading up to Christmas and new year. You can easily read a chapter, or a few pages, get distracted by some present wrapping or a Chrimbo movie, and not forget where you're up to or lose your way in a plot. I would suggest it's best read during autumn/winter - so you can Hygge up your house - which wouldn't feel right in spring or summer.
Highly recommended to anyone who wants to learn more about Danish customs, or even just to learn some fab little tips on how to make your home extra cosy and comfy during the colder months of the year. The only reason I didn't give it 5* was because I thought it became a bit repetitive at times with the number of lists.
I've ordered 3 more to give as gifts for Christmas!
I can't wait to borrow it from him and have a proper read myself. Just having flicked through before wrapping, I was hooked and didn't want to put it away! Arrived very quickly too