May Book Club - Päntsdrunk (Kalsarikänni): The Finnish Path to Relaxation, by Miska Rantanen

Join us virtually for the next gathering of the the Democrats Abroad Berlin book club!

For the May book club, we will be discussing Päntdrunk (Kalsarikänni): The Finnish Path to Relaxation (Drinking at Home, Alone, in Your Underwear), by Miska Rantanen.

With this book club we aim to provide a shared reading experience and relaxed discussion space for Democrats Abroad members. Just so you know, you don’t have to have finished the book entirely to attend. Each month we have attendees who only had time to make it partway through and we welcome them! New faces are always welcome.

Päntdrunk (Kalsarikänni): The Finnish Path to Relaxation (Drinking at Home, Alone, in Your Underwear), by Miska Rantanen

When it comes to happiness rankings, Finland always scores near the top. Many Finnish phenomena set the bar high: the best education system, gender equality, a flourishing welfare state, sisu or bull-headed pluck.  Behind all of these accomplishments lies a Finnish ability to stay calm, healthy and content in a riptide of endless tasks and temptations. The ability comes from the practice of "kalsarikänni" translated as päntsdrunk.

Peel off your clothes down to your underwear. Place savory or sweet snacks within reach alongside your bed or sofa. Make sure your television remote control is nearby along with any and all devices to access social media. Open your preferred alcohol. Your journey toward inner strength, higher quality of life, and peace of mind has begun.


Please RSVP in advance below so we can send you the link to join the online video call (Zoom).


May 27, 2021 at 7:30pm - 9pm Berlin Time
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