Groton READS 2018

The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking

Groton READS is a community-wide reading event coordinated by the Groton Public Library and sponsored by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust. Groton READS is now in its fourteenth year. Click here to see a list of past Groton READS titles. Events are free and open to all.

About The Little Book of Hygge:

Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. "Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience," Wiking explains. "It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe."

Groton READS 2018 events start in late February and run through the end of March.

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Meik Wiking

About the author:

Meik Wiking

Meik Wiking is CEO of The Happiness Research Institute, Research Associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness and Founding member of The Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies. He holds degree in business and political science and has previously worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vilstrup Research and as a director for the think tank Monday Morning. Meik Wiking has written several books and reports on happiness, subjective well-being and quality of life and is often used as a public speaker around the world.

Visit the author's website and learn more about The Happiness Research Institute.