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by John Louis Anderson

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Scandinavian Humor & Other Myths is America's best-selling book of Scandinavian Humor. A sophisticated has been added to your Cart. A sophisticated, loving look at a stoic crowd that actually prefers cold weather, almost always wears suits (Pants, Leisure, or Snowmobile), and doesn't like Food that Hurts. So Funny that you almost laugh out loud.

Scandinavian humor & other myths. by. Anderson, John Louis. Scandinavian Americans. Minneapolis, MN : Nordbook. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

10 people like this topic. Laughing through the nose funny. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 10 years ago. As someone who grew up in Minnesota a 4th generation American yet still full-blooded Norweigan, I can't read this book without laughing until I cry. I picked up up years ago, when the Mall of America was brand new and exciting, and it's still a treasured part of my library. I can identify with almost every part of the book since I grew up in the Lutheran Church ("Lutherans are made and born.

You will have a hard time suppressing a smile as you page though this book. It all started with an article in MPLS/St. Paul magazine entitled "The New Scandinavian Gods," featuring such deities as Therapy, Goddess of Rosemaled Toilet Seats and Lefse, Goddess of Unseasoned Food. From there it snowballed into a collection of canards about the Nordic race that only a member of that race could fail to appreciate. Not just old jokes, but whole treatises.

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Scandinavian Humor & Other Myths is America's best-selling book of Scandinavian Humor. A sophisticated, loving look at a stoic crowd that actually prefers cold weather, almost always wears suits (Pants, Leisure, or Snowmobile), and doesn't like Food that Hurts.

"So Funny that you almost laugh out loud." - An Old Swede

Comments: (7)

OK, I'll admit that I'm biased. I'm from Minnesota and went to High school with a person pictured in the book. Not those wonderful Scandinavian grandmothers, one of the younger ladies. This book is like listening to all of the Prairie Home Companion shows, but it won't take you nearly as long. I'm very grateful that the retailer had a very clean used copy; I gave my original to a friend who was moving to the Bemidji area of Minnesota and she really needed a cultural primer. She told me this book was "a lifesaver in understanding my brother's girlfriend's family." Anyway, all is well.Thanks.
My mother's grandparents immigrated from Sweden in the early 1900's, and this heritage became an integral part of our family fin America for over a century. I recently discovered a copy of this book among my Mother's belongings before Christmas this year and started reading snippets, finding the essence of its content not to be lost without readying it in chronological order. I subsequently surmised the "myth" referenced in the tile, is the author's opinion and conclusion that Scandinavians genetically do not possess humor as a character trait.

My grandmother was tragically widowed while pregnant with their fourth daughter, joining my mother, (a 12 year old identical twin) and their sister 15. Throughout my life, observing and researching the lives of my Scandinavia relatives, I speak with authority and conviction that their alleged humor lack is the cornerstone of what I have found to be a very dry, intelligent humor without comparison. I bought a copy of this book for every household without one to be included as a treasured stocking stuffer. I placed the order just a few days before Christmas, with just enough time to wrap and send back out throughout the United States in time for Santa's delivery. Thank you for your prompt customer service that put a smile on all our faces remembering our family's legacy!

Nancy (Magnuson) Wallace
For those of you who grew up with a house Frau (or those of you who didn't), this book promises to give a peek into the world of our German brethren. A real hoot for those in the know and anyone curious to know what makes the average Deutchlander tick (and sometimes why!).
I've read this book multiple times (German Compulsive Disorder) and still love it every time. It's witty, insightful, and non-offensive - no Nazi/WWII references or coarse language. I can easily peg my family members in the "Goddess of Group Cohesion" and other characters that pop up. Plus, I learned more about wursts than I ever wanted to know. (Not possible, I realize!) I only wish the publisher would bring out a new edition - I've already bought several used copies, some to give as gifts and others as very popular door prizes for a recent family reunion. An excellent take on what is definitely a neglected topic!
I've been considering this book for years, and when it arrived (although it's intended as a Christmas present) I read a few pages and laughed so hard I cried. This is a fantastic purchase for anyone who grew up in a Scandinavian family! The used book is in excellent condition.
Some giggles and recognition of family stuff here. A lot of dry and absurd content.
Great book! Helped me explain what it was like growing up in Minnesota to others from other places. Every Minnesotan should have a copy of this!
I did not think the jokes were worth laughing at. Gave book to Goodwill.
Scandinavian Humor and Other Myths download epub
Author: John Louis Anderson
ISBN: 0961696702
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: Nordbook; 2nd edition (September 1, 1986)
Pages: 220 pages