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The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia

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Michael Booth
Picador USA
2016
400
1250081564
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Cultural Portrait
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Guardian journalist Michael Booth writes with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor about the Scandinavians, mixing history with his own experiences, including residency in Denmark and travel throughout Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland, in this searing cultural portrait. Booth finds that "a combination of Lutheran modesty, peasant parsimony, geographical determinism and ruthless pragmatism" contributes to Nordic success.

ISBN: 9781250081568
$17.00
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In his new book The Almost Nearly Perfect People, Guardian journalist Michael Booth writes with laugh-out-loud humor and brutal candor about the Scandinavians, mixing history with his own experiences, including residency in Denmark and travel throughout Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland. In this interview, Booth elucidates the idiosyncrasies and charms of each Scandinavian nation, from eco-footprints to Legoland.
  Longitude. Your book encourages readers to look past tropes and stereotypes about the Nordic countries. Were you guilty of buying into some of the stereotypes yourself? Which ones? Booth. ... more

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