Cod causes smiles

Book review

David Moe
Sun City, Calif.

Book cover: In Cod We Trust by Eric Dregni

This is a humorous book written by a serious writer, Eric Dregni. In my home, we have it on our nightstand to read a chapter before we go to bed, so we can go to sleep with a smile on our faces. With so much negative information coming in from other sources in our life, In Cod We Trust is a relief from the stress of the day.

The book is about a young American couple—Dregni and his wife—who go to Norway to study, have a baby, and learn a great deal about their Norwegian roots. It is full of humor as they learn more about each other and about the immigrant experience on both sides of the Atlantic. This is a theme we can relate to, as my wife and I can both trace our roots to Norway.

Dregni is an Aassociate professor of English at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn. He has written 16 books, including ‘Weird Minnesota’, ‘Midwest Marvels’, ‘The Scooter Bible’ and many more. He has a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College, a master’s in Italian from the University of Minnesota, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Minnesota. Dregni is, in short, a gifted writer with a Minnesota Norwegian heritage.

If you want to go to sleep with a smile on your face, I recommend this book for your library or nightstand.

David Moe graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and received his M.A. degree from San Francisco State University. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy and 32 years in the insurance business. He and his wife, Thordis, have two daughters and four grandchildren. They live in Sun City, Calif.

This article originally appeared in the July 27, 2018, issue of The Norwegian American. To subscribe, visit SUBSCRIBE or call us at (206) 784-4617.

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