Anu Partanen - The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Born in Finland and now a U.S. citizen, Partanen has worked as a journalist in both countries, gaining a unique dual perspective on two cultures. As she did in her recent Atlantic article, “What Americans Don’t Get about Nordic Countries,” Partanen in her first book shows readers that “the vision of homogenous, altruistic Nordic lands is mostly a fantasy.” As she separates myth from fact, she homes in on four key relationships—parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens—and shows how much the U.S. can learn from life as it is actually lived in these countries, all of which are more complex, and more instructive, than the “nanny states” many Americans imagine.

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Non Fiction
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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062316547
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper - June 28th, 2016

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