Download The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection Audiobook

The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection Audiobook, by Louisa Thomsen Brits Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Louisa Thomsen Brits Narrator: Kim Mai Guest Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9780525522942
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book)
Regular Price: $15.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$7.95$7.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

“The most poetic of the [hygge books]; I found myself repeatedly returning to its list-like incantation of hyggeligt habits.” —Louisa Kamps, ELLE

Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word but a universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered—an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other. When life gets hectic, work grows stressful, and the days fly by, unplug and tune in. 

Hygge anchors us, reminding us to slow down, to connect with place and with one another, to dwell and savor rather than rush and spend. 

When you curl up by the fire with a blanket, or have a simple meal with friends, that is hygge. When you acknowledge the sacred in the secular, or focus on people rather than things, or when you express love through small gestures, that is hygge. 

The Book of Hygge
 is an invitation to welcome abundance and contentment into your life. It is a call to live more fully by focusing on what moves you.
With beautiful full-color photographs and instructive meditations on relishing the everyday, it is your perfect guide to cultivating the coziness that has made Danes the happiest people in the world. The Book of Hygge is designed with an unjacketed, textured cover and crisp, clean interiors.

As seen in the The New Yorker, a cure for SAD in book form. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A philosophy for mindful living.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “The most poetic of the [hygge books].”


  • “Casts hygge as a state of mindfulness…[and] focusses on the concept’s philosophical and spiritual underpinnings rather than its quirky objects.”

    New Yorker

  • “One of the best guides to creating a more socially connected and rewarding life…to balance the alienation, overstimulation, and anxious striving of everyday life.”

    Shelf Awareness (starred review)

  • “This gentle audiobook, narrated by Kim Mai Guest, shares the Danish concept of hygge with the rest of the rushed and lonely world….Sounding contemplative, even meditative, Guest shares the history of everything hygge and is completely at home pronouncing Danish words and phrases.”


Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!
Write a Review

About the Author

Louisa Thomsen Brits was born in Uganda to a Danish mother and English father. She is a mother of four, an amateur naturalist and wild swimmer. She has been a radio restaurant and arts critic and a tribal bellydance teacher. Louisa is interested in the overlooked details of ordinary lives, liminal places, community, and craft. She writes about the art of living, the nature of things, our common life, and the rhythms and rituals that unite and define us all.

About the Narrator

Kim Mai Guest is an award-winning voice actor for audiobooks and video games. She can also be heard on television shows, such as G.I. Joe: Renegades, Batman: the Brave and the Bold, and Avatar, and in movies such asChill Out Scooby Doo and Dead Space: Aftermath. Her video game work includes Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, and The Lord of the Rings.