FOR THE LOVE OF COD event with Sons of Norway Waconia and Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni will join Sons of Norway on Tuesday, April 16 for a presentation on his book FOR THE LOVE OF COD
  • FOR THE LOVE OF COD event with Sons of Norway Waconia and Eric Dregni
  • 2024-04-16T17:30:00-05:00
  • 2024-04-16T19:30:00-05:00
  • Eric Dregni will join Sons of Norway on Tuesday, April 16 for a presentation on his book FOR THE LOVE OF COD
When Apr 16, 2024
from 17:30 PM to 19:30 PM
Where Sons of Norway Waconia, Island View Golf Club or American Legion, Waconia MN
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For the Love of CodEric Dregni will join Sons of Norway on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation on his book For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness. Social hour begins at 5:30; dinner at 6:30 and presentation at 7:00. This event is free and open to the public. 

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