In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed

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Random House LLC, Jun 12, 2009 - Social Science - 320 pages
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In the tradition of such trailblazing books as No Logo and The Tipping Point, In Praise of Slow heralds 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 Slow uncovers a movement whose time has come.


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Contents

INTRODUCTION The Age of Rage
1
ONE Do Everything Faster
19
TYO Slow Is Beautiful
37
Turning the Tables on Speed
53
Blending Old and New
85
Wen Sana in Cozpore Sano
147
A Lover with at Slow Hand
216
Raising an Unhurried Child
246
CONCLUSION Finding the Tempo Giusto 173
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About the author (2009)

Carl Honore is a Canadian journalist living in London, England. He has written for The Globe and Mail, the National Post, The Guardian and The Economist. While researching this book in Italy, he was slapped with a speeding ticket.


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