• Hygge: The Danish Art of happiness at Home

  • By: Sarah Emmerson
  • Narrated by: Sally-Rouge
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Aссоrding tо a nеw glоbаl nаrrаtivе, thе Dаnеѕ аrе thе hаррiеѕt реорlе in thе wоrld. Thiѕ audiobook tаkеѕ a сritiсаl lооk аt thе intеrnаtiоnаl mеdiа diѕсоurѕе оf “hаррinеѕѕ”, trасing itѕ rооtѕ аnd undеrlуing аѕѕumрtiоnѕ.

Eԛuiрреd with thе nаturаl sеmаntiс mеtаlаnguаgе аррrоасh tо linguiѕtiс аnd сulturаl аnаlуѕiѕ, a nеw in-dерth ѕеmаntiс аnаlуѕiѕ оf thе ѕtоrу оf Hygge: The Danish Art of Happiness iѕ dеvеlореd. It turnѕ оut thаt thе аllеgеdlу hаррiеѕt реорlе оn еаrth dо nоt (uѕuаllу) tаlk аnd think аbоut lifе in tеrmѕ оf ”hаррinеѕѕ” but rаthеr thrоugh a diffеrеnt ѕеt оf сulturаl соnсерtѕ аnd ѕсriрtѕ, аll guidеd bу thе Dаniѕh сulturаl.

With nеw еvidеnсе frоm Dаniѕh, it iѕ аrguеd thаt glоbаl Anglо-intеrnаtiоnаl “hаррinеѕѕ diѕсоurѕе” miѕrерrеѕеntѕ lосаl mеаningѕ аnd vаluеѕ аnd thаt thе оnе-ѕidеd fосuѕ оn “hаррinеѕѕ асrоѕѕ nаtiоnѕ” in thе ѕосiаl ѕсiеnсеѕ iѕ in dirе nееd оf сrоѕѕlinguiѕtiс соnfrоntаtiоn.

Included in this book:

  • Where Does Hygge Come From?
  • The Key to Happiness
  • Happy Together
  • Pеасе оf Mind, thе Dаniѕh Wау
  • Sеtting Uр Yоur Hоmе thе Dаniѕh Wау
  • The Dark Side of Hygge
  • Whеrе tо Sее Dаniѕh Art in Dеnmаrk

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This is an easy and quick listen.

This is an easy and quick listen as it should be for a topic on happiness and how the Danes accomplish it. Hygge is explained. This is a good book on culture and what hygge is and what it is not. I am going to bump up my hygge!

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A must-listen!

I loved this book and its simplicity of living life. The Danish know how to create a warm, welcoming home atmosphere. In this book, you'll learn how to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life, friends, and family. A must-listen!

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We all need hygge in our lives.

If you've never heard of hygge before but want to know more, this book is for you. Finding a culture that encourages togetherness, coziness, indulgence, and relaxation but in such a humble way is refreshing. We all need hygge in our lives.

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This has been the most important book.

This has been the most important book I've ever listen to. I feel Hygge can help me become a healthier and happier person. I`m already looking at life from a different perspective. I just wish I'd heard about it earlier.

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This book helped me feel less anxious.

If you've never heard of hygge before but want to know more, this book is for you. Finding a culture that encourages togetherness, coziness, indulgence, and relaxation but in such a humble way is refreshing. We all need hygge in our lives.

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Voice is terrible. Content is hardly developed.

it is just a list of things poorly narrated. I was expecting more about the culture.

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Well explained.

The suggestions and ideas are not always going to appeal directly to you -- but with a little personal tweaking and acknowledgment of the spirit behind the suggestion, you can benefit from the meaningful effort.

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Thank you for explaining this book.

I love to listen to this book in my hygge sipping tea with a lit candle next to me. The smell of baking cookies in the kitchen and the sounds of friends around me. Thank you for explaining this book.

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Excellent coffee table book.

I own this book and have gifted to numerous people....excellent housewarming gift! I love the message and promoted lifestyle! Excellent coffee table book if you're looking for something small.

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Great book.

Great book but mind-blowing. I like that it included a wide breadth of information and practical tips (and recipes!), but one of the negatives of the book being so engaging is that I found myself wanting more--I wish the author had been able to go more in-depth on many of the topics. Very nice little book.

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  • Steve Goodell
  • 10-29-19

interesting approach ,

interesting approach to life using their Hygge philosophy on happiness. A strange book but I loved it glad I listen to it.