This charmingly written… exploration of the quiet life is so good, you have to resist the temptation to race through it
- SUNDAY EXPRESS
DON’T HURRY, BE HAPPY. 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.
Carl Honoré is a bestselling author and globetrotting ambassador for the Slow Movement.
After working with street children in Brazil, he covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Time and National Post.
His first book, IN PRAISE OF SLOW, examines our compulsion to hurry and chronicles a global trend toward putting on the brakes. The Financial Times said it is ‘to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.’ His second book, Under Pressure, was hailed by Time as the ‘gospel of the Slow Parenting movement.’
Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries. In Praise of Slow was the inaugural choice for the new Huffington Post Book Club. It also featured in a British TV sitcom, Argentina’s version of Big Brother and a Motorola tablet advertisement. Carl’s latest book, The Slow Fix, is published in January 2013.
On top of writing, blogging, tweeting and giving media interviews about the Slow Movement, Carl rushes (slowly, of course) around the world to deliver speeches and workshops. His TED talk has been viewed over 700,000 times.
Carl lives in London with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he plays for the top ball-hockey team in the UK.