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

Eric Dregni will join the Bemidji Sons of Norway at Skogfjorden at the Norwegian Concordia Language Village on Thursday, August 26 for a discussion and signing of his new book, FOR THE LOVE OF COD.
When Aug 26, 2021
from 18:00 PM to 19:00 PM
Where Skogfjorden, Norwegian Concordia Language Village, 8607 Thorsonveien RD. NE, Bemidji, MN 56601
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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 join the Bemidji Sons of Norway at Skogfjorden at the Norwegian Concordia Language Village on Thursday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of his new book, For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness. The event is open to the public, and there will be a potluck at 5:00 p.m. before the event.

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