By Michael Booth
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A witty, informative, and well known travelogue in regards to the Scandinavian international locations and the way they won't be as chuffed or as excellent as we think, “The nearly approximately ideal People bargains up the proper mix of exciting and revealing proof” (Laura Miller, Salon).
Journalist Michael sales space has lived one of the Scandinavians for greater than ten years, and he has grown more and more pissed off with the rose-tinted view of this a part of the area provided up by means of the Western media. during this well timed e-book he leaves his followed domestic of Denmark and embarks on a trip via all 5 of the Nordic international locations to find who those curious tribes are, the secrets and techniques in their luck, and, so much interesting of all, what they believe of 1 another.
Why are the Danes so chuffed, regardless of having the top taxes? Do the Finns particularly have the easiest schooling process? Are the Icelanders as feral as they usually look? How are the Norwegians spending their outstanding oil wealth? And why do them all hate the Swedes? In The nearly approximately excellent humans Michael sales space explains who the Scandinavians are, how they vary and why, and what their quirks and foibles are, and he explores why those societies became such a success and types for the realm. alongside the best way a extra nuanced, frequently darker photo emerges of a quarter tormented by taboos, characterised through suffocating parochialism, and populated through extremists of varied colours. they might rather well be nearly approximately excellent, however it isn’t effortless being Scandinavian.