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Author Booth, Michael, author.

Title The almost nearly perfect people [UNABRIDGED sound recording] : behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia / Michael Booth.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2015.
©2014.
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Books on CD Nonfiction  948.071 BOO    SPOTLIGHT
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Description 11 audio discs (approximately 13.5 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
digital optical stereo rda.
audio file CD audio rda.
Note Title from container.
Performer Read by Ralph Lister.
Summary 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? How are the Norwegians spending their fantastical oil wealth? And why do all of them hate the Swedes? British author Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic that has engulfed the rest of the world, whether it be for their food, television, social systems or chunky knitwear. Booth leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. They may very well be almost nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian.
Subject Booth, Michael -- Travel -- Scandinavia.
Scandinavians -- Sound recordings.
Scandinavia -- Civilization -- 21st century -- Sound recordings.
Scandinavia -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Sound recordings.
Scandinavia -- Social life and customs -- 21st century -- Sound recordings.
Genre Audiobooks.
Added Author Lister, Ralph, 1971- narrator.
ISBN 9781494511968
1494511967
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