Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...'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....
|Title||:||The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well|
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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well Reviews
This book is beautifully presented, nice cover, quality paper, modern typeface, and beautiful photography. Looks like cross between an Ikea catalogue and a Waitrose food magazine. I found the content fluffy, repetitive and patronising. I'm not danish and have not previously heard of Hygge but am aware that candles, real fires, friends and sharing food you have cooked yourself is good fun and makes you happy. I thought the book was going to let me in on some secrets of Danish happiness, I was dis ...more
Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) - the Danish art of living well - has become quite trendy these days. To find out what it's all about I read 'The Little Book of Hygge' by Meik Wiking (pronounced Mike Viking). Wiking is the CEO of 'The Happiness Research Institute' - a Danish think tank that studies satisfaction, happiness, and the quality of life.
In a nutshell, hygge is a feeling of well-being that can be engendered by pleasant surroundings, tasty food, and good company.....or whatever else makes yo ...more
I've been meaning to pick this book up for months, and finally gave in after seeing it for £5 in the shops. I am so glad I finally bought it as it was such an interesting and cheerful read!
I wasn't quite sure what to expect going into this book, and was pleasantly surprised by the number of graphs and statistics used throughout. Wiking uses many figures and quotes to back up his detailed explanation of hygge. It was like I was reading a research paper, but one that's very accessible and filled w ...more
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2.5 stars - It was alright, an average book.
An easy read about a warm and fuzzy topic, but the book became very repetitive after the first 25%. While I enjoyed the beginning, by the end I was looking forward to moving on to my next book.
Favorite Quote: While basic living standards are essential for happiness, after the baseline has been met, happiness varies more with quality of human relationships than income.
First Sentence: I have the best job in th ...more
Nogle gange støder man på bøger, som bare er helt perfekte. Sådan en bog er "The Little Book of Hygge". Den slog alle mine forventninger af banen, og endte med at være endnu mere fantastisk end jeg overhovedet kunne have drømt om. Det virker dumt at sige det, men den er en af de hyggeligste bøger, jeg nogensinde har læst. Teksten er fin, morsom og meget let at relatere til - i hvert fald som dansker, der elsker hygge. Desuden er bogen spækket med fine billeder og figurer, som skaber en helt perf ...more
Everything you need to know to about hygge and how to experience more in your life. Inspires you to look for the small, simple things that bring joy to your life.
I really enjoyed this book. For me, this is a bit of a follow-up to The Year of Living Danishly: My Twelve Months Unearthing the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country which I also enjoyed and which left me wanting to understand the concept of hygge a bit better because the Danes seem to have it right there. The Little Book of Hygge is, firstly, beautifully produced - it's a nice size in the hand, lovely finish, handsome photography and charts. It's also an easy read which strikes a nice balanc ...more