The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments

The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments Book Summary

What’s the actual secret to happiness? Great memories! Meik Wiking—happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author of The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke—shows us how to create memories that make life sweet in this charming book.

Do you remember your first kiss? The day you graduated? Your favorite vacation? Or the best meal you ever had?

Memories are the cornerstones of our identity, shaping who we are, how we act, and how we feel. In his work as a happiness researcher, Meik Wiking has learned that people are happier if they hold a positive, nostalgic view of the past. But how do we make and keep the memories that bring us lasting joy?

The Art of Making Memories examines how mental images are made, stored, and recalled in our brains, as well as the “art of letting go”—why we tend to forget certain moments to make room for deeper, more meaningful ones. Meik uses data, interviews, global surveys, and real-life experiments to explain the nuances of nostalgia and the different ways we form memories around our experiences and recall them—revealing the power that a “first time” has on our recollections, and why a piece of music, a smell, or a taste can unexpectedly conjure a moment from the past. Ultimately, Meik shows how we each can create warm memories that will stay with us for years.

Combining his signature charm with Scandinavian forthrightness, filled with infographics, illustrations, and photographs, and featuring “Happy Memory Tips,” The Art of Making Memories is an inspiration meditation and practical handbook filled with ideas to help us make the memories that will bring us joy throughout our lives.

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Title:The Art of Making Memories: How to Create and Remember Happy Moments
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  • Alisha

    This was an enjoyable look at the science of memory and how our memories affect our happiness.The format of the book makes for very easy and pleasant reading, with brief but well-written subsections a...

  • ???????

    Amazing heart-warming book about happy memories and their retention in a life-long plan. ...

  • Alzbeta

    Well written and researched, heart-warming, funny, and so incredibly beautiful! I absolutely adored Meik Wiking's previous two books and this one did not disappoint - thoroughly enjoyed every page....

  • Zachary Houle

    When it comes to my memories, I have to say that they usually aren’t positive ones. The first thing that pops into my head is an instance of when I was in Grade Seven French class, and I pronounced ...

  • Britt

    A lovely little book. Meik successfully blends psychology and lifestyle into a fun, easy read filled with fun facts you’ll be hard-pressed to forget. I guffawed through repeated mentions of ripped S...

  • Kate Mclaughlin

    What a truly delightful and insightful read.I have enjoyed all of Meik Wiking's books but this one is more poinient for me than most. Memories are essentially all we have in the end and some don't eve...

  • Kate

    "Memories are the cornerstone of our identity, shaping who we are, how we act, and how we feel."•Thoughts~This book is a gem! Wiking has done it again! If you haven't checked out his previous books ...

  • Janet

    A heart-warming and joyful book, it has been a real delight to read. The style of writing is fluid and light, with a gentle, humorous tone. The book is divided into eight chapters, each exploring the ...

  • Ileana

    Having read the other two books written by Meik Wiking, I expected something else. This book is all about pseudo-science, everything is built on individual observations that are not supported by medic...

  • Lacey Bordewick

    Meik Wiking is hilarious in an understated way. His humor made the book really enjoyable. The main reason I loved this book is that it told me to travel more. I’m always looking for validation to ta...