Want to know what its like to live in the “happiest country in the world?”

This may just be the most entertaining book about life in Denmark that you can read. I recently listened to The Year of Living Danishly book on audible. Not only was it informative, it was laugh-out-loud funny at times so I figure that I should review the book to inspire you to read or listen to it too.

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The book chronicles the challenges and adjustments that a young British couple faced when moving to Denmark for a year. Helen Russel, the writer, was a journalist and a Londoner before her husband was offered a year’s work with Lego in Denmark. Although unimpressed with the idea originally, she decides to use her time there as an investigative journalist to discover what makes Denmark the “happiest country in the world”. The insights that she has about the Danes (and the Brits) are fascinating, whilst her wry humour that describes all those whom she meets and all that happens provides is often quite hilarious.

Highly recommended if you are looking for a light read to inform you about how to become happier, whilst receiving some valuable laughter medicine.

You can buy your copy directly on Amazon.co.uk here or from Amazon.com here


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I am an author, alternative therapist, wellbeing & resilence coach, + a health & detox coach. I love nature, travel, dance, yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, kayaking & this beautiful planet. At present, I live in England.