This is a rather short book, but I enjoyed it for the most part . It was interesting to hear about how other countries view the world. As Americans I think we just see everything thru our eyes and forget there are other perspectives. I had never heard of Sisu, so that was a new concept. A good bit of the practical advice is something we've all heard before.
I found it very interesting how the Finns embrace the outdoors, no matter what the weather. I guess because they live in such a harsh climate, they have learned to adapt. Children are out in the weather, even temps that we would consider too cold to be outside. I know here, if it drops below 15, schools are being delayed or cancelled.
It was a bit inspirational that they are a happy people but don't go around with goofy smiles. I think happiness was rather redefined here. I find it fascinating to hear how the Scandanavian countries live. It was a good, but rather short read and I would recommend it, especially if you are struggling in the rut of every day life.
- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Running Press Adult (9 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0762465069
- ISBN-13: 978-0762465064
- Product Dimensions:: 14 x 2.5 x 18.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Customer reviews: 35 customer ratings