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

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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 Honore 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.

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'An excellent idea' (THE SUNDAY TIMES)

'Rush to your bookshop' (MAIL ON SUNDAY, YOU MAGAZINE)

'Incredible stuff' (THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE)

'A friendly and intelligent guide... with a light mix of well-researched historic trivia and contemporary statistics. [Honore's] anecdotes and self-deprecating humour convey the pleasure and reward that he experienced on his slow pilgrimage.' (THE ECONOMIST)

'The No Logo of its age... strangely enthralling, an epiphany for those of us who have forgotten how to look forward to things or to enjoy the moment when it arrives.' (THE GLASGOW HERALD)

"A fascinating insight into slowness...a million times more inspiring than any of the mass of self-help books around on downshifting. This is a rare treat to be savoured." (Viv Groskop THE SUNDAY EXPRESS)

"Well executed and persuasive... I found [In Praise of Slow] not only entertaining, but getting under my skin." (Will Hutton THE GUARDIAN, 11/09/04)

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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.

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