This account could inspire any person (who finds both cold weather and extended periods of darkness wholly unacceptable) to take a leap of faith and move to Denmark. While Helen Russell’s experience was not all rainbows and unicorns, it does have herring and, well…Danish.
A woman after my own heart, (see Stick Chick and Loverboy) I enjoyed the author’s sense of humor. Especially inspired are the assigned names she uses to describe her husband and their new found Danish friends. I grew a certain fondness for her way of imparting her opinions and found myself laughing out loud despite the quiet environs in which I’d settled to read.
If you’ve ever moved to a new place where you didn’t know anyone but your immediate family, you’ll appreciate getting to know Denmark through the eyes of one who’s navigating the culture as she learns where she fits into the landscape.
Fun read! Five stars!