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

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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.

Title:The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0241283914
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:225 pages

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

  • Lily
    Oct 31, 2016

    Lifecycle of an idea:1) hear about it on NPR2) identify with it. tell friends about it.3) buy book about it.4) begin reading book.5) realise there are suddenly *a lot* of books on this topic.6) start ...

  • Vanessa
    Jan 08, 2017

    4.5 stars. This book made me so incredibly happy while reading it. The phenomenon and idea of hygge is something that appeals to my very soul, and it is something that I want to try and implement far ...

  • helen the bookowl
    Nov 20, 2016

    This "Little Book of Hygge", written by the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, sets out to explore the Danish phenomenon 'hygge': What it is and how you can achieve it. It's always...

  • Inge
    Feb 02, 2017

    The Little Book of Hygge is a small collection of everything that is right in the world. Hygge is a term that doesn't have a literal translation in many languages, but it is a concept that everyone is...

  • Karina Read
    Aug 30, 2016

    Beautifully published. Gorgeous photos, charts and drawings. The writing is funny, interesting and engaging. A really fun read! So...when are we moving to Denmark?? ...

  • Amanda
    Mar 09, 2017

    The Danish concept of hygge (pronounced HOO-GA) originates from a Norwegian word meaning "well-being." The closest translation for hygge in English is coziness. In a nutshell, the primary elements inc...

  • Jennifer
    Feb 19, 2017

    If 2016 was all about throwing things away a la Marie Kondo (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing), then 2017 seems to be all about getting cozy. This...

  • Whispering Stories
    Feb 23, 2017

    The Little Book of Hygge, isn’t the type of book that I would normally choose to read, but something drew me to it, perking my interest. I kept on hearing about ‘hygge’. Everyone was talking abo...

  • Caitlin
    Sep 07, 2016

    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 ...

  • Barry
    Jan 03, 2017

    I think someone else may have pinched the title but I think this book could be called 'The Little Book of Bollocks'.We start of with a Danish concept of Hygge (I think it is pronounced hoo-gah or some...

About Meik Wiking

Meik Wiking

Meik Wiking is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, research associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness, and founding member of the Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies. He and his research have been featured in more than five hundred media outlets, including The Washington Post, BBC, Huffington Post, the Times (London), The Guardian, CBS, Monocle, th