The Atlas of Happiness

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From Ikigai and forest bathing in Japan, to hygge, lagom and Fika in Scandinavia, to the ‘Gross National Happiness’ of Bhutan, Chinese New Year cleaning and the South African concept of ‘ubuntu’ – and many more in between – Helen Russell uncovers the global secrets of happiness, and how they can change our lives.

Weight0.66 kg
Dimensions20.2 × 15.8 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

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Cover

Hardback

Pages

276

Language

English

Edition

Illustrated

Dewey

158 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Description

‘A DELIGHT’ Grazia
‘THE GLOBAL SECRETS TO HAPPINESS THAT CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES’ Good Housekeeping
‘BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND FASCINATING’ Emerald Street
‘POSITIVITY JUMPS OUT OF EVERY PAGE’ The Lady

From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, an entertaining, reassuring and useful trip around the world, discovering the secrets of happiness from 30 countries.

– Feeling terrified of that upcoming job interview? Take inspiration from the Icelanders and get some Þetta reddast, the unwavering belief that everything will work out in the end.

– Lost your way in life? Make like the Chinese and find your xingfu, or the thing that gives you real purpose.

– Too much on your plate? The Italians can help you learn the fine art of dolce far niente, aka the sweetness of doing nothing at all.

– Overwhelmed by busyness and disconnected from nature? The Swedish have a solution – just find your smultronställe, or ‘wild strawberry patch’, your perfect escape from the rest of the world.

From Australia to Wales, via Bhutan, Ireland, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Japan, and many more besides, The Atlas of Happiness uncovers the global secrets to happiness, and how they can change our lives.

Additional information

Weight0.66 kg
Dimensions20.2 × 15.8 × 2.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

276

Language

English

Edition

Illustrated

Dewey

158 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K