Review: The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country, by Helen Russell

Helen, a magazine editor, and her husband moved from London to Denmark after he was offered a job there at Lego headquarters which is in rural Jutland. While researching Denmark, Helen discovers that this country consistently comes out at the top of well-being and happiness indexes from several sources including the United Nations and the European Commission. She decides to devote their year in Denmark to researching various aspects of  this small Scandinavian country and determining the Danish secret to happiness. It just might involve paying higher taxes, family and community involvement, and having first class pastry.  Read this one to decide if you could benefit from parts of the Danish lifestyle.

RATING: * * * * Very, very good

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Reviewed by: kh

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