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

by Carl Honore | Philosophy |
ISBN: 0752864416 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 10/28/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, October 28, 2007
(27/10) Subtitle, ‘How a worldwide movement is challenging the cult of speed’

This oversells it a little; Honare (Canadian living in London) finds enough examples of slower, more thoughtful living, and alternative lifestyles to fill a book and wile away a few hours ;)

From Tantric sex, to more flexible working patterns, the Italian-centric ‘Slow Food’, home tutoring, and music ‘tempo giusto’ etc. etc. CH brings an innocence rather than a journalistic critical eye to each theme - leisure, work, food, sex - and finds some good in most of the ideas. What is refreshing is that he’s not trying to push anything too hard, but offers a variety of ways of slowing down and addressing the twin modern ills of time-poverty and time-sickness which have affected the accelerated western cultures (and Japan!) since at least the industrial revolution.

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan at Martlesham Leisure in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (10/31/2007 UTC) at Martlesham Leisure in Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom

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Taking along when I go for a swim later this morning...possibly in the changing rooms of public area.

ps. note section on 'super slow' exercising, from America, natch

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