Review by Magda
Flâneur – a person who walks the city in order to experience it. By reading this book, one may come to a better understanding of how embracing flâneuring can help one experience a city – or the whole world – in a new way, and cope better with daily stress in the process. The book goes about it by explaining the foreign concepts of Fremdschämen, hygge, and flâneurie – all great, soul enriching activates. The author introduces us to other famous historical or contemporary flâneueres: Charles Dickens, Aristotle, Henry David Thoreau, and Lauren Elkin, who recorded her flâunering in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London in an award-winning book. Owen also interviewed people who enjoy flâneurie, and who shared with her this new life-changing benefit. The author even has creative advice how to flâneur without leaving your desk, via Google Earth and the Internet – and how to do it right! The book also provides a list and guide for how to start and how to be a good flâneuer. Good book to help us get on track with our New Year’s Resolutions.