Carl Honore

February 9, 2013 by Speakers' Spotlight

CBC Sunday Edition Interview Carl Honoré: In Praise of Slow

From CBC Radio, Sunday Edition:

We live in a fast-forward world. We’re stressed out, maxed out and exhausted.  CBC Radio’s host of The Sunday Edition, Michael Enright, talks to Carl Honoré, author of the The Slow Fix, about how to embrace our inner tortoise without rejecting our inner hare.

How does a notion become a concept, and then a trend, and then a force and finally a worldwide movement? Well, it helps immensely to have an expert proselytizer who understands the concept and has the ability to spread the good news around the world. In other words, it helps to have someone like Carl Honoré.

He would probably cringe at the title, but Honoré is inarguably the world’s leading evangelist for what has become known as the Slow Movement. But in spreading the gospel of slow, he is not suggesting we do everything in our lives at a snail’s pace, simply that we stop living our lives on a constant fast forward.

His first book, In Praise of Slow, galvanized international interest in the way we live. His next book, Under Pressure, critically examined how parents are micromanaging their children’s lives. Now with his latest book, The Slow Fix, Honoré shows how changing our neurotic relationship to time, can change our lives for the better.