In praise of slow: how a worldwide movement is challenging the cult of speed

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Knopf Canada, May 11, 2004 - Business & Economics - 310 pages
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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.

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

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It's somewhat ironic that I read this book between running to catch my trains, but 'In Praise of Slow' was a timely read after a hectic school term. Honore explores different aspects of modern life ... Read full review

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Contents

introduction The Age of Rage i
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one Do Everything Faster
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two Slow Is Beautiful
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