Oakwood Reads


Carl Honore

March 6, 2014

Author of Under Pressure,

In Praise of Slowness, and The Slow Fix

It’s about how the pressure to give our children the best of everything and make them the best at everything is backfiring on kids, parents and society as a whole. But the book is not all doom and gloom. On the contrary, it maps out how we can start rescuing childhood from the excesses of the early 21st century. Under Pressure has so far been translated into 20 languages.

It’s about how the world got stuck in fast-forward and how more and more people everywhere are slowing down. In other words, it’s about the rise of the Slow Movement. In Praise of Slow is published in 30 languages and has been a bestseller in many countries.

It’s about finding the best way to tackle complex problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to business and politics. Our addiction to superficial, short-term quick fixes is backfiring badly in so many ways. This book explores how to start forging solutions that actually work both now and in the long term. I call this approach the “Slow Fix.”

(excerpts taken from CH’s website)

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His website has a link to his popular TED Talk.

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