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Posts by Caitlin Murphy

Go Slow Publish Fast

As someone with technophobic tendencies, I’m immediately intrigued by any book looking to take swing at the perils of cultural acceleration. I remember reading Carl Honoé’s first book, the international bestseller In Praise of Slow (2004), and experiencing its message as both significant and necessary. There was something clear and urgent about the need to slow down, and a rallying sincerity in the author’s commitment to his cause. Honoré’s follow up book, The Slow Fix continues in the same vein, but doesn’t feel nearly as potent; it reads like a writer riffing off of one success, hoping to score another, in a bit of a Chicken Soup for the Whomever’s Soul sequel-hunting kind of way.