Book: For the Love of Cod
Norway is consistently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world, but what makes Norwegians so damn happy? Eric Dregni and his son Eilif set out to find out in this humorous travelogue.
The Dregnis arrive in Norway during the height of summer, when the days are long and the festivals are plentiful. They quickly realize that the country's happiness is not due to its massive oil wealth, but rather to its commitment to democratic socialism and environmentalism.
Along the way, the Dregnis learn about the Norwegian principles of flyskam (flight shame), which encourages people to travel locally, and the 150% tax on gas guzzlers, which makes Norway a Tesla paradise. They also discover the secrets to Norwegian happiness, such as spending time in nature, eating healthy food, and having a strong social safety net.
For the Love of Cod is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the Norwegian way of life and how to achieve happiness in their own lives.
Publisher : Univ Of Minnesota Press (April 4, 2023)
Language : English
Hardcover : 200 pages
ISBN-10 : 1517908930
ISBN-13 : 978-1517908935
Item Weight : 1.41 pounds
Dimensions : 5.38 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches