Journalist Anu Partanen truly wants people to experience the happiness that she felt growing up in Finland. After moving to America in 2008, Partanen quickly went from a "confident, successful professional to a wary, self-doubting mess." She became determined to understand why life in the United States differed so greatly from her upbringing in Finland.
In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationships — parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens.
Less about hygge and more about the Nordic way of life, this book provides a more in-depth look at our cultural differences and what changes we can make to live a more joyful, peaceful, and enriching life.