In Praise of Slow
How A Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of SpeedBook - 2004
In the tradition of such trailblazing books asNo LogoandThe Tipping Point,In Praise of Slowheralds a growing international movement of people dedicated to slowing down the pace of our contemporary times and enjoying a richer, fuller life as a result. These days, almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. We live in a world where speed rules and everyone is under pressure to go faster. But when speed is king, anyone or anything that gets in our way, that slows us down, becomes an enemy. Thanks to speed, we are living in the age of rage. Carl Honore has discovered a movement that is quickly working its way into the mainstream. Groups of people are developing a recipe for living better in a fast-paced, modern environment by striving for a new balance between fast and slow. In an entertaining and hands-on investigation of this new movement, Honore takes us from a Tantric sex workshop in a trendy neighbourhood in London, England to Bra, Italy, the home of the Slow Food, Slow Cities and Slow Sex movements. He examines how we can continue to live productive lives by embracing the tenets of the slow movement. A challenging take on the cult of speed, as well as a corrective look at how we can approach our lives with new understanding,In Praise of Slowuncovers a movement whose time has come.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed. --
Characteristics: 310 p.
Alternative Title: Slow