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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well (Penguin Life) by [Wiking, Meik]
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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well (Penguin Life) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Length: 203 pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English
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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.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 134859 KB
  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062658808
  • Publisher: Penguin Life; 01 edition (1 September 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01EXVIW06
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,638 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Makes you think about the things in your life that make you happy. You may be more hygge than you think!
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Don't know how this can work in Australia with our plentiful sunshine, wide open spaces, open plan houses and warm weather.
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A delightful read which outlines how to get the best out of your hygge and why the Danes are amongst the happiest peolpe in the world.
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I absolutely loved this book and look forward to applying much of it to my every day life, yay for hygge!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hands-on Hygge 18 January 2017
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Thorough, clear, and with a sprinkling of snark make this the best book I've read on "hygge," and I've read LOTS of them. Still looking for someone who can translate the concepts of summer hygge-ing from the cool, crisp woodlands and beaches of Scandinavia to the soggy, humid, bug-infested backyards of America though.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 8 February 2017
By CZ - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are interested in the concept of "hygge" you will love this book! It's an easy read, very informative, includes happiness data and research, and provides ideas for incorporating more hygge into your life.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit repetitive 4 March 2017
By JenJen - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed this book and it definitely hit home on some chapters I just found it quiet repetitive and the recipes not needed .... in my opinion
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the design and illustrations are beautiful Scandinavian designs 13 May 2017
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This is a delightful little book. To start, the design and illustrations are beautiful Scandinavian designs. Some of the reviews here on Amazon mention the book being repetitive and too simple, but I think that's kind of the point of hygge: simplicity. Just be together, just enjoy stillness, quiet, simple pleasures, leisure. It's much more about a mindset than it is about a checklist of things to do and have in order to create hygge. I also thought Meik Wiking does a good job giving us (I'm American) a peek into Danish culture as a way to say that hygge is cultural. American culture just simply doesn't support it! We have to make efforts to create our own hygge in America. So if it starts with lighting candle tonight - do it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cozy 22 May 2017
By C Toth - Published on Amazon.com
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I really loved this little book, I intuitively do all the things the book recommends - I love all the snuggling, cozy ways to relax. So important to SLOOW down in our society. I smiled holding my cup of tea as I read each page.