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The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

作者  /  Anu Partanen 安努.帕特寧


出版日期 / 2017/06/27

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$595

售價 / 79折, NT$ 470

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A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children.

Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life—from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare—was much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension. To understand why life is so different in the U.S. and Finland, Partanen began to look closely at both.

In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationships—parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens. She debunks criticism that Nordic countries are socialist “nanny states,” revealing instead that it is we Americans who are far more enmeshed in unhealthy dependencies than we realize. As Partanen explains step by step, the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence than we do.

Partanen wants to open Americans’ eyes to how much better things can be—to show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dream—to provide the opportunity to live a healthy, safe, economically secure, upwardly mobile life for everyone. Offering insights, advice, and solutions, The Nordic Theory of Everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild our society, rekindle our optimism, and restore true freedom to our relationships and lives. Anu Partanen
Anu Partanen is a journalist originally from Finland, now based in New York City. In her native Finland she has held many positions ranging from managing editor to columnist, features writer to news reporter, lecturer to on-air commentator. She has been living in the United States since 2008, and her book "The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life" compares everyday life in the United States with life in the Nordic region. In 2009 she was a visiting staff reporter at Fortune magazine through the Innovation Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, and more recently her work has been published in The New York Times and The Atlantic. She is a regular on-air commentator on the BBC World Service.


誠品26碼 /2681474996006
ISBN 13 /9780062316554
ISBN 10 /0062316559
EAN /9780062316554