In Praise of Slow

By Carl Honoré, Carl Honoré,

Book cover of In Praise of Slow: Challenging the Cult of Speed

Book description

The international bestseller - over 1/2 million copies sold! Now with a 2019 edition with a new preface. 
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…

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1 author picked In Praise of Slow as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

In Praise of Slow was first published in 2004 and it advocated rejecting the all-pervasive cult of speed and living in a way that allowed you to be present, mindful, in the moment and focused on doing one thing at a time whether that’s working on a project, talking to a colleague, cooking a meal, socialising with a friend or reading to a child. It’s the antithesis of the cult of speed that can easily pervade our lives and contribute to burnout. For anyone who’s wanted to reassess what might be contributing to the stress that puts them at risk,…

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