The Almost Nearly Perfect People

Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
by Michael Booth. 
In this tImely book, leaving his adopted home of Denmark, Michael Booth embarks on a journey through all five of the nordic countries to discover who these people are, the secrets of their success, and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Explaining who the Scandinavians are, how they differ and why, what their quirks and foibles are, he explores why these societies haave become so successful and models for the world. And through this exploration, we see they may well be nearly perfect, but it isn't easy being Scandinavian.
Paperback, 388pp. 2014