Book Reviews

Book Review: The Art of Making Memories

The Art of Making Memories by Meik Wiking.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars.

The Art of Making Memories is a book that teaches us how we can create more memorable moments in life, and do everything we can to preserve them. It’s a fascinating look into what memories are, and why we remember the things we do.

This is the second work I have read by Meik Wiking, who is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, Copenhagen. It’s a beautifully written and illustrated mini-tome, packed with facts, tips, and wonderfully nostalgic photographs.

One of the funniest parts is the section where Wiking compares football to origami. I’ve never been a fan of football, so I really appreciated this. I found it clever, and hilarious. The bit about the paper cut was pure gold.

The book ends with a guide to planning out your own happy and memorable year, something I would like to try when 2021 is drawing to a close and the promise of 2022 is just below the horizon.

I recommend reading The Art of Making Memories. It seems especially resonant at the moment, given the ongoing lockdowns, and their accompanying feelings of nostalgia.

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