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

Eric Dregni will join the Owatonna Sons of Norway on Monday, October 18 for a presentation and signing of his new book, FOR THE LOVE OF COD.
When Oct 18, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Owatonna Sons of Norway, Elks Club, 126 E Vine St., Owatonna, MN 55060
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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 Owatonna Sons of Norway on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation and signing of his new book, For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness. The 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)

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