FOR THE LOVE OF COD event at Spring Grove Cinema with Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni will be at Spring Grove Cinema on Saturday, May 15 for a discussion of his new book, FOR THE LOVE OF COD.
When May 15, 2021
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Spring Grove Cinema, 167 W Main St., Spring Grove, MN 55974
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A journey to find Norway’s supposed bliss makes for a comic travelogue that asks, seriously, what makes Norwegians so damn happy—and does it translate?Eric Dregni will be at Spring Grove Cinema on Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. for a discussion of his new book, For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness. The book talk will be followed by a Syttende Mai parade.

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)

"For the Love of Cod is full of Norwegian culture, social structure, language and climate erudition." —Rochester Post-Bulletin 

"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