The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life (Paperback)
  • The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life (Paperback)

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life (Paperback)

Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 10/01/2019
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From childcare to healthcare, provision for the elderly and tackling issues of homelessness, the Nordic countries are world leaders in organising society - no wonder Finland has been ranked among the happiest places in the world.

But when Finnish journalist Anu Partanen moved to America, she quickly realised that navigating the basics of everyday life was overly complicated compared to how society was organised in her homeland. From the complications of buying a mobile, to the arduous task of filing taxes, she knew there was a better way and as she got to know her new neighbours she discovered that they too shared her deep apprehensions.

The Nordic Theory of Everything details Partanen's mission to understand why America (and much of the Western world) suffers from so much inequality and struggling social services. Filled with fascinating insights, advice and practical solutions, she makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild society, rekindle optimism and become more autonomous people by following in the footsteps of our neighbours to the North.

Publisher: Prelude
ISBN: 9780715653180
Number of pages: 432
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


Partanen is a careful, judicious writer

* New York Times *

A passionate and intelligent argument

* Publishers Weekly *

An earnest, well-written work worth heeding

* Kirkus *

An engaging fusion of reportage and memoir

* O, the Oprah Magazine *

A book you desperately need to add to your to-read pile

* Gizmodo *

Partanen's sensible book should be required reading

* Foreign Affairs *

A must-read

* New York Post *

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