May 4, 2017. Toronto, Canada Publishing Director Andrea Magyar is proud to announce the forthcoming publication of The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World’s Happiest People by Meik Wiking on October 31, 2017, under the Penguin Canada imprint. The deal was brokered with Chantal Noel, Rights Director, Penguin Random House U.K.

A practical guide to what makes us happy from the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, The Little Book of Lykke brings together a global roadmap for happiness with Wiking’s trademark wit.

“I am thrilled that Penguin Canada will be publishing Meik Wiking’s follow-up book to the international bestseller The Little Book of Hygge,” said Magyar. “Wiking’s first book was a huge success and resonated with readers around the world, and we expect the same to be true for The Little Book of Lykke. It’s an honour to welcome Meik Wiking to Penguin Random House Canada.”

Lykke is the Danish word for happiness and good fortune, but the concept isn’t exclusively Danish. Nor is it just eating pastries, lighting candles, and practising hygge. Happiness is something available to all, wherever you are, and whatever your means. Starting from the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Meik Wiking, probably the happiest man in the world, travels across the globe on a quest to uncover the secrets of the very happiest people from Dubai to Rio de Janiero, taking back to his native country their their tips, tricks, and unique approaches to a fulfilled life.

The design will follow the stunning and well-received concept of The Little Book of Hygge, with beautiful, Scandinavian-inspired illustrations.

Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and is one of the world’s leading experts in happiness. Committed to understanding happiness, subjective well-being, and quality of life, Meik works with countries all over the world to discover and explore global trends of life satisfaction. His first book, The Little Book of Hygge, became an international bestseller and has sold in 31 territories.

About Penguin Canada
Penguin Canada, founded in 1974, is honoured to publish works by Angela Liddon, John le Carré, Neil Pasricha, Wayne Gretzky, John Ralston Saul, Zadie Smith, Lynn Crawford, Plum Johnson, and Timothy Caulfield, among many others. Penguin Canada is an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada.


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