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In Praise Of Slow By Carl Honoré In Praise Of Slow In the tradition of such trailblazing books as No Logo and The Tipping Point In Praise of Slow heralds a growing international movement of people dedicated to slowing down the pace of our contemporar

  • Title: In Praise Of Slow
  • Author: Carl Honoré
  • ISBN: 9780752864143
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Praise Of Slow By Carl Honoré In the tradition of such trailblazing books as No Logo and The Tipping Point, In Praise of Slow heralds a growing international movement of people dedicated to slowing down the pace of our contemporary times and enjoying a richer, fuller life as a result.These days, almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives We live in a world where speed rules and eveIn the tradition of such trailblazing books as No Logo and The Tipping Point, In Praise of Slow heralds a growing international movement of people dedicated to slowing down the pace of our contemporary times and enjoying a richer, fuller life as a result.These days, almost everyone complains about the hectic pace of their lives We live in a world where speed rules and everyone is under pressure to go faster But when speed is king, anyone or anything that gets in our way, that slows us down, becomes an enemy Thanks to speed, we are living in the age of rage.Carl Honore has discovered a movement that is quickly working its way into the mainstream Groups of people are developing a recipe for living better in a fast paced, modern environment by striving for a new balance between fast and slow In an entertaining and hands on investigation of this new movement, Honore takes us from a Tantric sex workshop in a trendy neighbourhood in London, England to Bra, Italy, the home of the Slow Food, Slow Cities and Slow Sex movements He examines how we can continue to live productive lives by embracing the tenets of the slow movement.A challenging take on the cult of speed, as well as a corrective look at how we can approach our lives with new understanding, In Praise of Slow uncovers a movement whose time has come.
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    1. Ian "Marvin" Graye on said:

      Speed ReadingI read this book quickly It dealt with the most important issues very efficiently It was a good use of my time.Therein lies the issue, or precisely why I can only give it four, not five, stars.The book originated in a series of articles Carl Honore wrote for the National Post.It s well researched, well thought out, well structured, tells a good story, makes good use of relevant quotations, it s never boring though once I d worked all of this out, I was glad when the end was in sigh [...]

    2. Natali on said:

      I enjoyed this book a lot, although ironically, I did get slightly impatient towards the end Some chapters had a few too many examples of the main point Otherwise, it is certainly a worthy read It is about how time obsessed our culture has become and how we choose quality for quantity in far too many activities One question I felt was left unanswered is this What do we sacrifice when we slow down It is abundantly clear what we gain But what are the opportunity costs Obviously the trade off is wo [...]

    3. Yuliya on said:

      This is a book about someone else smart ideas about fighting the crazy pace of life.When I started reading this book I was really excited since I have been pondering on this topic for a while The book is a set of articles, written as a classic school essays introduction, them development, conclusion And just as empty By the end of the first chapter almost 40 pages I learned nothing new By the end of the second chapter I was mostly bored and the only thing I learned was that I am not the only one [...]

    4. Bob on said:

      I stopped reading this one because if I have to hear the story of Slow Food one time I may scream.Sure, slow food is a great concept, but I hoped for out of this book I m not interested in reading about movements in a way that s trying to get me involved in them I m interested in reading about concepts that make me think harder about life.I thought this book was going to be lots of the latter with little of the former, but it was just the opposite So, about 1 4 of the way through, it went back [...]

    5. Julia on said:

      I learned about this book from the Green Group, and Bill McKibben gave it this blurb Try reading this book one chapter a day it is worth allowing this subversive message to sink slowly in so it has a chance of changing your life I ve learned that the Slow Movement has its own website slowmovement And the author of the book, Carl Honor , has a TED talk from 2005 ted talks carl_honore_And his own website carlhonore The book is an important look at the addiction to fastness in the developed world H [...]

    6. Leah on said:

      I enjoyed the main point of this book, which, as the title makes clear, is about the need for humans to slow down and enjoy life.The problem I had with the book is that throughout, the whole thing feels dated Not only in his specific examples of technology this was published before the iphone, for example , but in his general conviction that this is a worldwide movement, which it may be, but I ve never seen it outside this particular book.Each chapter is devoted to one facet of human existence t [...]

    7. Leaning-Good on said:

      3 o DGoodness, the goodness of this book s happened to me by Slowly Reading Ha ,Suka

    8. Sergei_kalinin on said:

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    9. Cass on said:

      Ironically this book was way to fast Ideas and thoughts and examples sped across the page, the author barely touched on one facet before he sped off to the next There was no meat to the discussion I was about a third of the way through the book and still felt like I was reading the introduction You know the part where ideas are presented to be expounded on as the book progresses, except I was a third of the way through the book and it was clear that this was how the book was going to continue Lo [...]

    10. Aron on said:

      Some pieces of writing are so well written that their content doesn t seem to matter much Style may not be substance fortunately, form, as any academic can tell you, is content Great writing is sometimes about nothing at all.In Praise of Slow ness , on the other hand, is arrestingly bad The idea that we live in a culture that values velocity should be obvious even to the most inept of observers, and it takes no great genius to react against these pressures But Carl Honor is apparently blind to t [...]

    11. Carolyn Gerk on said:

      There are not many among us who can say that he or she does not need to slow down We could all use a bit downtime, a bit less high pressure on the go time The idea of reading this book about taking time for ourselves, about movements around the world in favour of slowing down our lives in order to get out of our time here, seemed like a great idea By the times I was in the last half of the book I found myself so tired of repetitive prose and useless anecdotal evidence that I tended to skim cha [...]

    12. Scott Seaborn on said:

      A appropriate title for this book could be In Praise of Tedium Challenging the Cult of Staying Awake The author had a great premise We re rushing through life and killing ourselves in the process Unfortunately, he bored the hell out of me The author tries to legitimize the Slow Movement argument by distancing himself from New Age gurus and mystics Unfortunately, he plays it too safe and offers up a very bland recipe for living Slow Don t rely on the microwave cook your meals, spend time with th [...]

    13. Ľuboš on said:

      Though I totally endorse the main idea promoted by this book that slowing down, or precisely finding the right pace of doing things, may be very beneficial for just about any aspect of one s life or at least that s my personal experience , it s so poorly written I had to force myself to finish it The substance of it could fit to at most 20 pages, the rest is just pad full of presumably persuasive personal stories of few dozens of people Unfortunately, these stories seem to be the author s main [...]

    14. Katie on said:

      This looked really promising, a nice read on slowing down and enjoying life a little Each chapter deals with slowing down one aspect of life, i.e cooking, work, medicine doctors , or leisure, etc It had a few practical application ideas, but seemed to mostly be full of grand, sweeping statements like All over the world, people are embracing the idea of Slow Food Or education, or whatever Everywhere, from the western metropolises to eastern gardens, people are realizing the benefits of knitting [...]

    15. Anna Dalhaimer Bartkowski on said:

      Need encouragement to stress less and relax Check out the book, In Praise of Slowness, how a worldwide movement is challenging the cult of speed by Carl Honor You gain nutritional benefits and reduce stress all in one easy step Food made with love is healthier I realize this sounds simplistic, and it truly is Often we make life difficult than it is Honore recognizes it and offers real life solutions His Web site, inpraiseofslow slow in, counters the allure the speed.Food is only one aspect Car [...]

    16. Timofey Peters on said:

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    17. Spirited Stardust on said:

      With regards to this book it is about the advised philosophy than the strength of the writing I picked this up because I was interested in the Slow Movement One of my favourite subjects was that of time, the opening subject, which started off well with the following paragraph What is the very first thing you do in the morning Draw the curtains Roll over to snuggle with your partner or pillow Spring out of bed and do ten push ups to get the blood pumping No, the first thing you do, the first thi [...]

    18. Therese on said:

      9.78This book was chosen by my book club, and once again I m glad to have read a book I never would have chosen before.I think most people know that we are living our lives out of control due to the fact that most people are speeding through life without really living I was forced to slow down after an automobile injuries left me paralyzed, but that made me hurry to find different ways of keeping up Still I have adapted a Slow lifestyle long ago without even realizing it, and I know I am much be [...]

    19. Kylie on said:

      Two years after I first read this, I can still say with as much passion as ever that this is one of the most life changing books I have ever read I expected it to be about how to live slowly and to leave me feeling guilty and discontent as I raced through my busy life of work and family and kids Far from that, In Praise of Slow inspired me to take control of the pace of my life be busy when I wanted to be and to be empowered to jump off life s treadmill when someone else was dictating a pace tha [...]

    20. Jeff Sullivan on said:

      This book is an interesting survey of a growing movement to decelerate the pace of modern life and promote a Slower cultural mindset Written in a journalistic style, there is a wealth of anecdotes on everything from Slow education to Slow food Ironically, the rapid rate of technological change over the decade since this book was written means that its treatment of the topic already feels inadequate consider that ten years ago there was no Facebook, no Twitter, no iPhone, etc If anything, though, [...]

    21. mahatma anto on said:

      ini buku bagus sekali inspiring bagi sayagaimana tidak, ia membongkar supremasi speed sebagaimana paham modernisme bekerja dalam masyarakat masa kini speed dan accuracy sering dianggap sebagai kemuliaan dalam peradaban modern namun yang jarang diungkap adalah ekses atau akibat akibat buruk darinya.dimulai dari situ, buku ini memaparkan kurban kurban yang berjatuhan karena memuja kecepatankali pun ini inspiring, ternyata ini bukan buku pertama yang menggugat paham kecepatan sudah ada milan kunder [...]

    22. C-shaw on said:

      Enlightening At the gate, I join the back end of a long lineup, where there is nothing to do except, well, nothing My whole life has turned into an exercise in hurry, in packing and into every hour These days, the whole world is time sick We all belong to the same cult of speed Japan, where the locals have a word karoshi that means death by overwork Overwork is a health hazard in other ways, too It leaves less time and energy for exercise, and makes us likely to drink too much alcohol or reac [...]

    23. Natalie on said:

      Expounded on a slow philosophy that I inherently believe in A lot of this seemed like common sense, but I liked the examples of slow living who knew there were so many associations dedicated to this stuff Slow Food, Slow Sex, SuperSlow exercise, Slow Design, Slow Research, etc Also important that Slowness isn t just doing everything slowly you don t have to walk or talk slower it s just picking and choosing what to appreciate like always, it s a search for balance ahhh balance, easy peasy

    24. Jennifer on said:

      Il aurait eu 5 toiles si ce n avait t de la traduction parfois p nible qui agace la lectrice J ai beaucoup aim l ventail des sujets couverts, la recherche derri re et les nombreuses id es qui donnent envie de ralentir pour le mieux Un must, mon avis

    25. Nico Genes on said:

      I don t know if the book s message itself made me read it slower than other books or it was just a coincidence While I found the idea interesting and even some things that I could apply or confirmation for others, I do believe it will or less stay there It is obvious that the author did lots of research and covered many fields It was easy to follow though somehow it lacked a deeper philosophical analysis that I was expected having in mind the title It really does make you think, but in the same [...]

    26. Visakh on said:

      On the one hand, I can understand that some actions processes in Nature including ours are intrinsically slow due to the time scale involved in the sub processes say, the time from planting a seed to when the tree starts bearing fruits compared to some others which are faster plucking the fruits and eating them Hastening an action process involves making the time scales smaller than the corresponding natural time scale This is usually done to improve the efficiency say, number of fruits from a [...]

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