The Book of Hygge

The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100122497
Released: Feb 21, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525522959
Narrator/s: Kim Mai Guest
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

"One of the best guides to creating a more socially connected and rewarding life."—Shelf Awareness Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word but a universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered—an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other. When life gets hectic, work grows stressful, and the days fly by, unplug and tune in. Hygge anchors us, reminding us to slow down, to connect with place and with one another, to dwell and savor rather than rush and spend. When you curl up by the fire with a blanket, or have a simple meal with friends, that is hygge. When you acknowledge the sacred in the secular, or focus on people rather than things, or when you express love through small gestures, that is hygge. The Book of Hygge is an invitation to welcome abundance and contentment into your life. It is a call to live more fully by focusing on what moves you. With beautiful full-color photographs and instructive meditations on relishing the everyday, it is your essential guide to cultivating the coziness that has made Danes the happiest people in the world. A perfect gift, The Book of Hygge is designed with an unjacketed, textured cover and crisp, clean interiors. As seen in the The New Yorker.

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Original Publish Date: Feb 21, 2017

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Product Number EB00681358
Released: Feb 07, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: #9780735214101

Professional reviews

"This gentle audiobook, narrated by Kim Mai Guest, shares the Danish concept of hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") with the rest of the rushed and lonely world. The production quietly explores definitions of hygge--the feeling of contentment, community, and belonging, cultivated alone or shared cozily with others--and expands the universe of small actions we can take to invite more of hygge's warmth and light into our everyday lives to "create an enclosing circle of warmth." Sounding contemplative, even meditative, Guest shares the history of everything hygge and is completely at home pronouncing Danish words and phrases. Though at times a little dry and repetitive, this audiobook is quite pleasing taken in small doses--with a lit candle and cup of tea. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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