FOR THE LOVE OF COD virtual launch with Moon Palace Books and Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni will host a virtual event with Moon Palace Books on Thursday, May 6 for the launch of his new book, FOR THE LOVE OF COD.
When May 06, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 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 host a virtual event with Moon Palace Books on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. for the launch of his new book, For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son's Search for Norwegian Happiness. The event will be moderated by MPR's Sasha Aslanian, a longtime public radio reporter and producer who grew up across the street from Eric Dregni and shares his love of Norway. Please check back for virtual meeting information.

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