The Book of Hygge

  • by Louisa Thomsen Brits
  • Narrated by Kim Mai Guest
  • 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 instructive meditations on relishing the everyday, it is your perfect guide to cultivating the coziness that has made Danes the happiest people in the world.
As seen in the The New Yorker, a cure for SAD in audiobook form.


What the Critics Say

"The most poetic of the [hygge books]; I found myself repeatedly returning to its list-like incantation of hyggeligt habits." (Louisa Kamps, Elle)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I felt like I was listening to a dictionary entry.

Aside from the fact that the Danes seem to be, "practically perfect in every way," according to the author, I really felt that the book was crazily repetitive. I wish I would have started counting the times she wrote about a hot cup of coffee or tea or the lighting of a candle. I understand those are features of the ideology, but I really felt she did not have enough to say to fill a book.
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- Britt L.

Great Book Well Read

A Nordic version of mindfulness meditation, except with warm coffee and friends. This book provokes images of warm comfort and peacefulness.
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- Dustin Dixon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-21-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio