In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed Paperback – 4 Aug 2005
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"Engagingly written and filled with interesting detail... a timely manifesto for a more civilised world." (SUNDAY TIMES Culture, 6 August)
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-being. (THE GUARDIAN, 20 August)
"Engaging." (THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY, 14 August)
Readable and persuasive... it is virtually impossible to read Honore's book without deciding to take things, you know, a little slower from now on. (THE IRISH TIMES, 27 August)
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 time. (TLS, 30 Sept)
Across the western world more and more people are slowing down. Slower is better: better work, better productivity, better exercise, better sex, better food.See all Product description
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The book is forever giving examples of high-flying executives who fit in a slow meal or some slow exercise in order to cope with the constant stress of their high-pressure lifestyles. The author is at pains to point out that you can be in a high stress career and find the time to do slow stuff now and again - and that this will help you to keep your sanity. Slowness doesn't appear to be a lifestyle choice, more a quick fix in order to avoid burn-out. He makes it all sound like a fad that will die away when the fashion moves on and the trendies have got another buzzword.
The book does have its moments, though. The opening chapter is particularly good on the stupidity of the modern go-faster world and on his realisation that One-Minute Bedtime Stories for his kids are not the answer to his time-sickness.
Overall the book slightly misses the mark. Chill out Mr Honore.
Clearly aware of the scepticism with which his attitude is likely to be greeted in some quarters, Honore's direct, straightforward style prevents the book ever becoming prescriptive. Instead, his realistic approach offers a viable prospect of a more enjoyable, fulfilling lifestyle which can be achieved with a few simple adjustments to the way we do things. Inspiring.
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The book is covering a good topic with great depth, but I really dislike the way it is presented. The style of writing is very repetitive and not nice to read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by kindle
I would recommend this book to anyone trying to slow down in a chaotic world! Of course we will always be busy and have plenty to do but this book really made me think that I need... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mrs. A. Thomas
A very good read enjoyable and thought
Provocing about the way we live
Brilliant, insightful read by a dilligent and thorough journalist.Published on 19 Nov. 2014 by b_eleri