The Almost Nearly Perfect People

THE ALMOST NEARLY PERFECT PEOPLE: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NORDIC MIRACLE

BY MICHAEL BOOTH

The Almost book cover

 

The last few years has seen our enthusiasm for all things Nordic grow. From their bleak television dramas to their chunky knitwear, it seems we can’t get enough of the Scandinavians.

In this timely book, writer Michael Booth leaves his adopted home in Denmark to travel through the five Nordic countries to discover the truth behind the myths and successes of these northern folk.

  • Why are the Danes the happiest people on earth when they pay the highest taxes?
  • Why do 54% of Icelanders believe in the existence of Elves?
  • Why do the Finns believe all Swedish men to be gay?
  • And most worryingly, why have 5% of Danish men had sex with an animal?!

Booth doesn’t just present us with the answers to these questions and other interesting facts, he writes with humour and gentle teasing about his findings. Some have accused him of being snotty, but I don’t agree, he’s just offering his opinion based on what he experiences from the point of view of his own liberal outlook. Fantastically readable and very funny, there is nothing to skip over here, a book packed with fascinating content. Continue reading

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