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FOR THE LOVE OF COD / Eric Dregni at Flere Lag Stevne

August 8 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm CST

Eric Dregni will join Flere Lag Stevne at the Willmar Conference Center for a reading and discussion of his book For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son’s Search for Norwegian Happiness, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8.

This event is part of a conference.


Eric Dregni takes his son on a return trip to Norway—the country where he was born fifteen years earlier—to investigate whether it really is the happiest country on Earth. From a passion for dugnad or community volunteerism to sakte or “slow,” a rejection of the mad pace of modernity, this idiosyncratic tour shows readers how, or whether, Norwegian happiness translates.

“Honest, funny, and down to earth, For the Love of Cod is an eye-opening look at how Norway discovered the key to real happiness.” —Foreword Reviews

“An insider’s view of the Norwegian perspective on democratic socialism, Viking history, and long winter nights.” —Ely Summer Times 

For The Love of Cod reminds us of the importance of exploring heritage, and the joys of immersing oneself in a new culture.” —The Sword Newspaper

“Eric Dregni is the best kind of tour guide, bringing to life a country vis-à-vis its people, its (sometimes odd) customs, and its places. Brew some kaffe, get koselig (cozy), and settle in to do some armchair traveling to Norway. It’s a trip you’ll be lykkelig (happy) to take.”—Lorna Landvik, author of Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes)

Willmar Conference Center

2100 Highway 12 E
Willmar, Minnesota 56201 United States
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