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Meik Wiking

The Art of Making Memories
  • The Art of Making Memories

  • **Pre-order The Art of Making Memories in the UK and receive a Hygge Manifesto print from Meik's first book. Visit www.penguin.co.uk/makingmemories for details on how to claim your print**

    The third book from the CEO of The Happiness Research Institute and internationally bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge, Meik Wiking.

    Every year, we are given a fixed number of days. Some days pass us by without leaving a trace and some days we remember for ever.

    Do you remember your first kiss? Or the best meal you ever tasted? Or the smell of freshly cut grass on a perfect summer's day?

    When our senses are stimulated, when we harness the power of first experiences, and when we are conscious of our feelings and emotions, we are more likely to hold on to our happy memories.

    Using research on happiness, Meik Wiking explores how we can learn to create happy memories and be better at holding on to them. Including data and diaries, interviews, global surveys and studies, and real-life behavioural science and happiness experiments, The Art of Making Memories will explore how we can create perfect moments. Moments you will remember for ever. Moments that will shape who we are.

    "Happy memories are essential to our mental health. They strengthen our identity, sense of purpose and relationships. Meik's new book will change the way you think about happy memories - they're not something that just happens, but we can actually control them. With Meik's advice we can learn to create and remember happy moments which are worth remembering for the rest of our lives."
    Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Number One bestselling author of The 4 Pillar Plan and BBC Breakfast GP

RELEASED 19/09/2019

Meik Wiking founded the world's first Happiness Research Institute in 2011, in Copenhagen, Denmark. He consults cities, governments and organisations around the world on happiness. He has advised the Minister of State for Happiness in the UAE, the state of Jalisco in Mexico and the city of Goyang in South Korea, among others. He holds a degree in business and political science and has previously worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is the author of two globally bestselling books: The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke.