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Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well Hardcover
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- ASIN : 147224933X
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 9781472249333
- ISBN-13 : 978-1472249333
- Item Weight : 13.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.94 x 7.09 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #430,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Each chapter ends with reflections about how different aspects of lagom can be incorporated into your life. And the author's photos that are scattered throughout the book add a nice personal touch.
The presentation of this succinct work is sharp, clear, and colourful throughout sprinkled with plenty of illustrations and some great photos of both scenery, food and everything in between. It truly makes the reader yearn for a visit to Sweden to soak it all in and go hiking.
There is a comprehensive look at the different ways in which Lagom is invested in many lifestyle choices including; food, health, fashion, work, money and nature, to name a few. It shows that unlike for other countries – my own included – this is not just a trend but an ingrained way of living.
There is no bad weather, there are only bad clothes
Although interesting, I’m still not convinced about Lagom. I like the ideas about sustainability and working within one’s means but really that is common sense and as such isn’t original to Swedish culture but can be seen as far back as ancient Greece.
It is however an interesting look into the social and conscious personality of the Swedes so is rewarding in that aspect. It makes one wonder how the increasing wave of immigrants will affect this balance especially as some choose not to integrate in their new country’s ways. Time will tell of course and this interesting and informative read did surprise me with what I got out of it, which is perhaps the best thing we can get out of a book.