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

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

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 wi...

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Title:The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
Author:Meik Wiking
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ISBN:0241283914
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:287 pages

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

  • 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?? ...
  • 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 to suspect book is just a big advertisement put out by one of those agencies that determines what wi...
  • 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 fascinating to read about your own people, but to me this petite book was even more fascinating bec...
  • 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 about it, so I decided to investigate myself, though I will admit that I was drawn to this boo...
  • 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 something). Essentially it seems to be the notion of having comfortable spaces at home and work, feeling...
  • 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 more in my life than I already am. As my main resolution for this year is to stay happy, it seems in...
  • 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 familiar with: that sense of warmth, comfort, cosiness, belonging, safety. Something which the Dani...
  • Margret Lacombe
    Jan 30, 2017
    I think I've always practiced Hygge. This book was so very charming and uplifting...
  • 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 is a beautifully designed little book which extolls the benefits of coziness/homebodyness and good ...
  • 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 include candles and fireplaces, intimate gatherings, lots of cake and coffee, warm fabrics, books, and ...