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In Praise of Slow

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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.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction — The Age of Rage

One — Do Everything Faster

Two — Slow Is Beautiful

Three — Food: Turning the Tables on Speed

Four — Cities: Blending Old and New

Five — Mind/Body: Mens Sana in Corpore Sano

Six — Medicine: Doctors and Patience

Seven — Sex: A Lover with a Slow Hand

Eight — Work: The Benefits of Working Less Hard

Nine — Leisure: The Importance of Being at Rest

Ten — Children: Raising an Unhurried Child

Conclusion — Finding the Tempo Giusto

Notes

Resource List

Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780676975734
Subtitle:
How a Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
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Honore, Carl
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s<i><i> </i>In Praise of Slow</i> may be the best decision an entrepreneur, or anyone working full time, can make.&quot
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wants to convert us to an atheism that is opposed to this culture's mad theology of speed.&quot
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that we all put on the brakes, or at least check the instruments on the dashboard. Through anecdote, statistic and argument, Honor&#233
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gets to the heart of what's ailing western industrial societies &#8212
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John de Graaf, co-author,<i> Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic</i>, and editor,<i> Take Back Your Time<br><br></i>&quot
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<i>Healing Beyond the Body</i> and <i>Reinventing Medicine</i><i><br><br></i>&quot
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our obsession with productivity, speed and consumerism &#8212
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Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate<br><br>&quot
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Gary Erickson, Entrepreneur &amp
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Entrepreneur and slow may seem like oxymorons. However, taking the time to read Carl Honor&#233
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Instead, he shows the way out, with inspiring examples from the growing worldwide 'slow ' movement.&#160
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
General Social Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20041228
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.99 x 5.22 x .87 in .645 lb

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