I am so excited about this book and I hope you will be too once you read it. I explore the Swedish ethos of lagom which pretty much defines what it is to be and think like a Swede. Lagom has been crowned the 2017 lifestyle trend and there are already a stream of books coming out this year to ride the coattails of last year’s Danish Hygge trend.
LAGOM: The Swedish Secret of Living Well is published by Hachette UK‘s imprint, Headline Publishing/Headline Home with several foreign editions in the pipeline.
My book essentially says “Let’s all collectively stop, take a deep breath, examine what lagom truly means in all aspects of life, and choose if we want to apply it to our own lives once we know how it manifests itself“…. Phew!
I offer a unique vantage point because I marry the objectivity of a foreigner from two completely different cultures with the subjectivity of a Swedish resident (and citizen) with a very intimate relationship with Sweden on many levels.
Thank you all so much for your continuous support and love. None of this would be possible without your love.
Where to buy LAGOM
I’m super excited to say that LAGOM Book is currently up to 18 language editions! And we’re definitely hoping for more.
You should be able to find the book in any of the major online retailers you regularly use as well as in-store too when it has been officially released in its respective markets. Here are just a few links to help you out:
Amazon UK, Amazon.de, and all Amazon sites in Europe
International / USA / Canada
Book Depository (Free shipping worldwide!)
Amazon.com (Original hardcover color version)
Amazon.com (American version called “Live Laugh Lagom” – Paperback black+white)
Different ways to support
- Please pick up a copy of the book from one of the links above.
- Tell me what you think by leaving reviews on Amazon or Goodreads
- Tag your copies of the book using #Lagom and #LagomBook
- Share your support on social media.
- Follow @LagomBook on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- If you like the book, do tell your friends and family about it!
Upcoming Book Events
I’ll be adding upcoming events and appearances to this schedule as they are finalized.
November 27 – Book event at Embassy House, Stockholm
November 15 – Pop up book signing at Drop, Stockholm
September 4 – Collaboration with Mercedes-Benz
January – Book tour in Italy (Italian version. Details soon)
December 16 – Book signing event – The English Bookshop, Uppsala, Sweden
September 27-29 – Book tour in Madrid, Spain (Spanish version)
September 12 – Book signing event – The English Bookshop, Stockholm, Sweden
August 10 – Private LAGOM Book launch party – Hotel Rival, Stockholm, Sweden
August 10 – LAGOM officially launches!
References used in LAGOM Book
The references section was cut out of the final published version of my book (probably to match the page count) and so I wanted to publicly publish them here as a guide:
World Economic Forum (2016). Global Gender Gap Index 2016. Retrieved from www.reports.weforum.org
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Better Life Index. Retrieved from www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org
Social Progress Imperative (2016). Social Progress Index. Retrieved from www.socialprogressimperative.org
Wallenberg, Raoul, A man who made a difference. Retrieved from www.sweden.se
Sedghi, A. (2014). How obese is the UK? And how does it compare to other countries? The Guardian. Retrieved from www.theguardian.com
OECD Better Policies for Better Lives (2014). Obesity Updated. Retrieved from www.oecd.org
Akinmade Åkerström, L. (2017). 10 things to know about Swedish food. Retrieved from www.sweden.se
The Nordic Council on Nordic Co-operation (2004). The New Nordic Food Manifesto. Retrieved from www.norden.org
Government Offices of Sweden (2015). Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. Retrieved from www.govenment.se
McLeod, S. A. (2016). Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Retrieved from www.simplypsychology.org
Swedish Sports Confederation (Riksidrottsförbundet, 2017). Retrieved from www.rf.se
Davidson, A. (2017). Detoxing Your Wardrobe: An Ultimate Guide on What to Sell, Donate or Swap. Retrieved from www.redonline.co.uk
IKEA (2017). Live Lagom Project. Retrieved from www.ikea.com
IKEA (2016). Live LAGOM Report: A movement for sustainable living. Retrieved from www.ikea.com
Savage, M. (2015). The truth about Sweden’s short working hours. BBC News. Retrieved from www.bbc.com
Forbes (2017). Best Countries for Business. Retrieved from www.forbes.com
Sweden.se (2016). Corporate Social Responsibility in Sweden. Retrieved from www.sweden.se
Swedish Standards Institute (2017). Retrieved from www.sis.se
Wiles, D. (2016). Why Swedes are okay with paying taxes. Retrieved from www.sweden.se
Sutherland, S. (2015). How Sweden created a model economy. Retrieved from www.sweden.se
Forbes (2017). The World’s Billionaires. Retrieved from www.forbes.com
Friluftsfrämjandet (Outdoor Association, 2017). Retrieved from www.friluftsframjandet.se
Environmental Protection Index (2016). Country Rankings. Retrieved from www.epi.yale.edu
Gray, A. (2017). Why Sweden beats other countries at just about everything. World Economic Forum. Retrieved from www.weforum.org
World Happiness Report (2017). Retrieved from www.worldhappiness.report