For the Love of Cod: A Father and Son’s Search for Norwegian Happiness by Eric Dregni
A journey to find Norway’s supposed bliss makes for a comic travelogue that asks, seriously, what makes Norwegians so damn happy—and does it translate? Norway is usually near or at the top of the World Happiness Report. But is it really one of the happiest countries on Earth? Eric Dregni had his doubts. Years ago he and his wife had lived in this country his great-great-grandfather once fled. When his son Eilif turned fifteen, father and son decided to go back together and investigate. For the Love of Cod is their droll report on the state of purported Norwegian bliss. This idiosyncratic father and son tour lets readers, free of flyskam, see how, or whether, Norwegian happiness translates. Hardcover.