In Praise of Slow
- Author Carl Honore
- Narrator Carl Honore
- Publisher Orion
- Run Time 8 hours and 30 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Relationships and families: advice and issues, Self-help, personal development and practical advice, Society and culture: general.
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What to expect
Across the western world more and more people are slowing down. Slower is better: better work, better productivity, better exercise, better sex, better food.
DON’T HURRY, BE HAPPY.
Almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives. These days, our culture teaches that faster is better. But in the race to keep up, everything suffers – our work, diet and health, our relationships and sex lives.
Carl Honoré uncovers a movement that challenges the cult of speed. In this entertaining and hands-on investigation, he takes us on a tour of the emerging Slow movement: from a Tantric sex workshop in London to a meditation room for Tokyo executives, from a SuperSlow exercise studio in New York, to Italy, home of the Slow Food, Slow Cities and Slow Sex movements.
(p) 2016 Orion Publishing Group
Engagingly written and filled with interesting detail… a timely manifesto for a more civilised worldSUNDAY TIMES
Presents an eloquent case for a thorough re-examination of priorities and shows how even subtle shifts in the way we live can have a very real effect on our well-beingGUARDIAN
EngagingINDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Readable and persuasive… it is virtually impossible to read Honore’s book without deciding to take things, you know, a little slower from now onIRISH TIMES
His advice is too grounded in day-to-day practicality to be guilty of didacticism or whimsy… read this uplifting and enlightening book very soon; but do, please, take your timeTLS
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