The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Booth

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michael Booth year 2015
  • Book name: The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
  • Author: Michael Booth
  • Release date: 2015/10/20
  • Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780099546078
  • Rating: 8.56 of 10
  • Votes: 886
  • Review by: Boston Riley
  • Review rating: 7.99 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/29
  • Total pages: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes.'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world.Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen.54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves.Norway is the richest country on earth.5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal.Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic and hygge that has engulfed the rest of the world. He leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades.'The next Bill Bryson.' New York TimesWinner of the Best Narrative Travel Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 26H55M27S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural Anthropology, Regional Studies, Guidebooks, Sociology: Customs & Traditions, Travel Writing, Funny Books & Stories, Society & Culture: General, Social & Cultural History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.48 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x26mm
  • Weight: 287g
  • Printed by: VINTAGE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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