FOR THE LOVE OF COD event at the Scandinavian Cultural Center of San Francisco with Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni will join the Scandinavian Cultural Center of San Francisco on Saturday, March 2, for a presentation on his book FOR THE LOVE OF COD.
  • FOR THE LOVE OF COD event at the Scandinavian Cultural Center of San Francisco with Eric Dregni
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  • Eric Dregni will join the Scandinavian Cultural Center of San Francisco on Saturday, March 2, for a presentation on his book FOR THE LOVE OF COD.
When Mar 02, 2024
from 17:00 PM to 18:00 PM
Where Scandinavian Cultural Center of San Francisco, 20 Woodside Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127
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What makes Norwegians so damn happy—and does it translate?Eric Dregni will join the Scandinavian Cultural Center of San Francisco on Saturday, March 2, at 5:00 p.m. for a presentation on his book For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness, newly available in paperback. Tickets are available here ($25/$20 before 2/28). 


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.

"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)

"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