About this book
Trade paperback. Booth, who has lived among the Scandinavians for more than a decade, embarks on a journey through all 5 Nordic countries, to discover who the people are, the secrets of their success, and what they think of each other. A humorous portrait of the Danes, Finns, Swedes, Norwegians and Icelanders, which reveals that there's no Danish word for 'please' and that 54% of Icelanders believe in elves.
The whole world wants to learn the secrets of Nordic exceptionalism: Why are the Danes the happiest people in the world, despite having the highest taxes? If the Finns really have the best education system, how come they still think all Swedish men are gay? Are the Icelanders really feral? This book deals with these questions.