FOR THE LOVE OF COD virtual event with the Brainerd Public Library and Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni will join a virtual event with the Brainerd Public Library on Monday, June 14 for a discussion of his new book, FOR THE LOVE OF COD.
When Jun 14, 2021
from 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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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 a virtual event with the Brainerd Public Library on Monday, June 14 at noon for a discussion of his new book, For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness, as part of their Brown Bag summer reading series. The Facebook Live event will be held on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library's page here.

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