The year of living Danishly : my twelve months unearthing the secrets of the world's happiest country / Helen Russell.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Icon Books, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781848318137; 1848318138.Subject(s): Russell, Helen -- Homes and haunts -- Denmark -- Jutland | Happiness -- Denmark | Jutland (Denmark) -- Social conditions | Jutland (Denmark) -- Social life and customs | HISTORY -- Europe -- ScandinaviaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 948.950612 Online resources: Click here to access MontanaLibrary2Go title or place hold | Excerpt Click here to listen to an excerpt of this title | Image
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When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries. What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness. From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, The Year of Living Danishly is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves.
Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Prologue: Making Changes -- The Happiness Project; 1. January -- Hygge & Home; 2. February -- Forgetting the 9-5; 3. March -- Leisure & Languages; 4. April -- Great Danes & Other Animals; 5. May -- Traditions & Getting Told Off; 6. June -- Just a Girl; 7. July -- Going Away & Playing Away; 8. August -- The Kids are Alright; 9. September -- Butchers, Bakers & Culture Makers; 10. October -- In Sickness & in Health; 11. November -- 'Here comes the Snow/Sleet/Soul-destroying Darkness ... '; 12. December -- Trusting the Taxman (or Woman); 13. Christmas -- God Jul!
Epilogue: Made in DenmarkTop ten tips for living Danishly; Acknowledgements.
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