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The Atlas of Happiness
the global secrets of how to be happy
A Simon Mayo Book of the Year pick
'It's a delight' Grazia
'The global secrets to happiness that can change our lives' Good Housekeeping
'Beautifully illustrated and fascinating' Emerald Street
'Fascinating, inspirational . . . 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.
A round the world trip through 33 international happiness concepts, from the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell.
- Feeling terrified of that upcoming job interview? Take inspiration from the Icelanders and get some THetta 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 smultronstalle, 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.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Atlas of Happiness is the perfect read at home or away, wherever you are in the world.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
Thoroughly enjoyable, vibrant and charming * Always Trust in Books * Her book on Denmark's talent for joy sparked a worldwide hygge craze. Now Helen Russell has gone further afield seeking different cultural approaches to contentment * The Herald * For a while it was all about hygge, but the Danes have more to teach us about happiness than snuggling under a blanket and sipping some hot cocoa - as do the Finns, the Italians and the Swedes . . . just about everyone in the world. * Fair Lady SA * Self-help books don't come lovelier to look at than this beautifully laid-out insight at how different cultures find happiness around the world * iNews * Reveals the secrets to contentment across the globe * Yours * Beautifully illustrated and fascinating * Emerald Street * In this beautifully illustrated compendium of fascinating, inspirational and sometimes unexpected concepts from 33 countries, positivity jumps out of every page as we are transported around the world to consider different approaches to happiness - from hygge to gezelligheid. * The Lady * Helen Russell explores the global secrets to contentment that can change our lives * Good Housekeeping * Give yourself a happiness boost with these well-being secrets from around the globe * Daily Express * From drinking on the sofa in your pants to celebrating imperfections, happiness expert Helen Russell reveals how people across the world put a smile on their faces * The Sun * It's a delight, as well as being a gorgeous-looking book. You'll buy it as a gift only to find yourself using it as a crutch to get to spring. * Grazia *