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In Praise of Slowness


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Carl Honore is an award-winning journalist and author whose revolutionary first book, In Praise of Slowness, was an international bestseller and has been published in more than thirty languages. Honore is a highly sought after lecturer who speaks around the world on slow living and the Slow Movement, and his work has appeared in publications including The Economist, Observer, The Guardian, The Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, TIME magazine, and National Post. Honore lives in London with his wife and their two children.


"It is worth allowing its subversive message to sink slowly in so it has a chance of changing your life."--Bill McKibben, author of Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age and The End of Nature
"A persuasive case against mindless speed and an intriguing array of ways 'to make the moment last.'"--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"A friendly and intelligent guide for harried types looking to change gear at home, work or play."--Economist
"Take the time to read this important, excellently written book -- our future depends on the ideas it contains!"--John de Graaf, co-author, AFFLUENZA: The All-Consuming Epidemic, and editor, TAKE BACK YOUR TIME
"A skillful blend of investigative reportage, history and reflection on time and our relationship to it."--BookPage
"Taking the time to read this may be the best decision an entrepreneur, manager, or anyone working full time, can make."--Gary Erickson - Entrepreneur & CEO of Clif Bar Inc., and author of Raising the Bar
"If you sometimes feel engulfed by the mad pace of modern life ---- IN PRAISE OF SLOWNESS could prove life-saving."--Larry Dossey, MD -- Author: HEALING BEYOND THE BODY and REINVENTING MEDICINE
"...a brilliant criticism of the culture of speed. Honore is a proponent of the Slow movement, which encourages a deceleration of everything from cooking to business management, driving to talking styles-based on the belief that speed can produce disconnection from daily life."--O, The Oprah Magazine

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