The Little Book of Hygge
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The Little Book of Hygge : The Danish Way to Live Well

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In 2016, the world discovered hygge.
Denmark has an international reputation for being one of the happiest nations in the world, and hygge is widely recognised to be the magic ingredient to this happiness.

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.


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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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 134 x 183 x 28mm | 489g
  • Penguin Life
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241283914
  • 9780241283912
  • 206

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the best qualified author (...) cosy and engaging Sunday Express
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a thorough and genuinely helpful little life bible that you'll find yourself coming back to time and again. Hooray for Hygge! * Heat * 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 * Danish, dishy and the world's happiest man (this book) is gorgeously designed * Times * this book explains everything you need to know about the Danish art of living well * Metro * Infectiously positive (...) the best beginner's guide * Mail on Sunday * the best qualified author (...) cosy and engaging * Sunday Express *
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About Meik Wiking

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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