An Evening With Author Solveig Torvik
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Join us for an evening with Solveig Torvik, author of "The World’s Best Place; Norway and the Norwegians." Year after year, the United Nations ranks Norway as the world’s best place to live. So what is it really like to live there? In "The World’s Best Place," Torvik, a Norwegian-American journalist, takes an unblinking look at celebrated and uncelebrated aspects of life in this socialist welfare state. The book provides a provocative snapshot of contemporary Norwegian attitudes toward authority, money, strangers, crime, work, women, alcohol, race and the role of the individual in society. It focuses particular attention on Norway’s political, health care, judicial and economic systems. This event is presented by the Nordic Heritage Museum’s Nordic American Voices oral history initiative and the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association.