The Atlas of Happiness

Narrated by: Helen Russell
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of The Year of Living Danishly, an entertaining, reassuring and useful trip around the world, discovering the secrets of happiness from 30 countries.

A round the world trip through 33 international happiness concepts, from the best-selling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell. 

  • Feeling terrified of that upcoming job interview? Take inspiration from the Icelanders and get some Þetta reddast, the unwavering belief that everything will work out in the end.
  • Lost your way in life? Make like the Chinese and find your xingfu, or the thing that gives you real purpose. 
  • Too much on your plate? The Italians can help you learn the fine art of dolce far niente, aka the sweetness of doing nothing at all.
  • Overwhelmed by busyness and disconnected from nature? The Swedish have a solution - just find your smultronställe, or 'wild strawberry patch', your perfect escape from the rest of the world. 

From Australia to Wales, via Bhutan, Ireland, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Japan, and many more besides, The Atlas of Happiness uncovers the global secrets to happiness, and how they can change our lives. 

©2018 Helen Russell (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Miss R. Guckenheim
  • 03-04-19

Funny, interesting and uplifting

I found this book and the narrator very easy to listen to, gently funny with some laugh out loud moments but most importantly it left me with a smile upon listening. Worth getting.

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  • Di
  • 07-06-20

Absolutely wonderful

Such a wonderful book, so uplifting, interesting and easy to listen to/ read. I like it so much that I want to listen to it again, just to go over the concepts. I also want to pass it on to friends as a gift. I liked Helen Russell’s ‘A year of living Danishly’ very much and this book is even more refreshing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-19

beautiful book

I have never seen my country portraited in such a beautiful way. As a Brazilian living in Australia, I have cried with saudade and laughed with fair go stories. I'm only on chapter 3 and this book already amazed me