Say Ja to Hygge! : How to Find Your Special Cosy Place, Hardback

Say Ja to Hygge! : How to Find Your Special Cosy Place Hardback



Hilarious tongue-in-cheek guide to the Danish hygge lifestyle. This little book of hygge came about after a particularly hyggeligt evening in December 2015.

I had just lit my pleasing contemporary wood-burner and was sitting back, glogg in hand, listening to Terj Dork's classic dron jazz album "Tepid in Taarstrup'.

I found myself reflecting on the fact that we are the World's Happiest PeopleT.

Wasn't it time, I thought, we shared our secret? I immediately called around three of the Institute of Wellbeing's brightest young researchers: Freja, Olaf and Sofia.

We sat together snug in my pure wool foursie, bathed on soft fire-light, and talked long into the evening.

The idea came over us unexpectedly. We would publish a book, explaining hygge for the betterment of all mankind.

I'm delighted that we have succeeded. And I hope our efforts will help you to find your own hygge-topia.

Held og lykke!" Dr Magnus Olsensen Director, Institute of Wellbeing, Aarhus *** The Danish hygge (pronounced 'huhhpg-ghuhrr') lifestyle is all about feeling snug, safe, warm and satisfied - ideally self-satisfied. But how should you go about finding your special cosy place?Let Dr Magnus Olsensen be your guide to finding hygge in every area of your life - from the office to the bedroom.

Hygge is derived from the Old Norse words hig, meaning cosy, and ger, meaning fire hazard.

It is, in essence, a state of mind. (One that is heavily dependent on candles.) For some, achieving hygge will come easily.

Others may have to work a little harder. But if you put in the hours - and follow the guidance in Say Ja to Hygge! - you will find your own hygge-topia. You will have become, in spirit, Danish. And - as the old song goes - there is nothing like a Dane! This truly hilarious send-up of hygge culture is a work of timely comic genius.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Parodies & spoofs
  • ISBN: 9781473656468



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