The Atlas of Happiness
the global secrets of how to be happy
By Helen Russell
From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, an illustrated, full-colour round-the-world discovery of the global secrets of happiness.
A Simon Mayo Book of the Year pick
'It's a delight' Grazia
'The global secrets to happiness that can change our lives' Good Housekeeping
'Beautifully illustrated and fascinating' Emerald Street
From the bestselling 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 bestselling 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.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Atlas of Happiness will be the perfect cheering Christmas gift of 2018.
Helen Russell is a journalist and the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly and Leap Year.
Formerly editor of MarieClaire.co.uk, she now lives in Denmark and works as a Scandinavia correspondent for the Guardian, as well as writing a column on Denmark for the Telegraph and features for The Times, The Observer, Grazia, The Wall Street Journal and the Independent.
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01 Nov 2018
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It's a delight, as well as being a gorgeous-looking book. You'll buy it as a gift only to find yourself using it as a crutch to get to spring. — Grazia
From drinking on the sofa in your pants to celebrating imperfections, happiness expert Helen Russell reveals how people across the world put a smile on their faces — The Sun
Give yourself a happiness boost with these well-being secrets from around the globe — Daily Express
Helen Russell explores the global secrets to contentment that can change our lives — Good Housekeeping
Beautifully illustrated and fascinating — Emerald Street
Reveals the secrets to contentment across the globe — Yours
Self-help books don't come lovelier to look at than this beautifully laid-out insight at how different cultures find happiness around the world — iNews
For a while it was all about hygge, but the Danes have more to teach us about happiness than snuggling under a blanket and sipping some hot cocoa - as do the Finns, the Italians and the Swedes . . . just about everyone in the world. — Fair Lady SA
Her book on Denmark's talent for joy sparked a worldwide hygge craze. Now Helen Russell has gone further afield seeking different cultural approaches to contentment — The Herald
Thoroughly enjoyable, vibrant and charming — Always Trust in Books