Summary of The Book of Hygge
From THE BOOK OF HYGGE by Louisa Thomsen Brits. Summarized by arrangement with Plume, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
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Ready for hygge? First, say it as the Danes do: “hoo-gah.” Then embrace this ancient Danish approach to a healthy, happy everyday life. Hygge activities – savoring a cup of coffee, tending a garden, hosting your friends for a dinner or an overnight stay, sitting in front of a fire, and much more – free you from a stressed life of electronics, deadlines and competition. Louisa Thomsen Brits explains how to return to what really matters: comfort, security and your relationships with others. Non-Nordic readers may find some comparisons puzzling and may have to reread to grasp the concepts underlying hygge, which – as this beautifully produced book will show you – turns out to be a comforting way to interact with yourself, others and your environment. getAbstract recommends this attractive introduction to a calmer lifestyle.
About the Author
Louisa Thomsen Brits is of English and Danish heritage. Hygge is the language of belonging that she learned from her Danish family as a child when she spent vacations with her relatives in Denmark.