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We're hammered, we're slammed, we're out of control. Happiness is on the decline in the most affluent country in the world and Americans are troubled by the destructiveness of a lifestyle devoted to money and status. Yet no-one seems to have a clue how to exit from the Fast Lane...
Slow Is Beautiful analyzes the subtle consumer, political and corporate forces stamping the joy from our existence and provides a vision of a more fulfilling life through the rediscovery of caring community, unhurried leisure, and life affirming joie de vivre. The book discusses:
Offering inspiration and concrete ideas, Slow Is Beautiful will appeal to a broad audience of Baby Boomers nearing retirement, harried professionals with a social conscience, the one-time .middle class,. and 20-30-somethings who are now facing the sobering realities of constricted choices.(2006-04-18)
This book is SO hard to read. Every piece of awesome truth written was surrounded by equal volumes of crap. The author is extremely negative. Read morePublished 19 months ago by LovetoCook
The title of the book is so nice, "Slow is Beautiful," but several of the author's comments in chapter 1 are not. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by Anne M. Wenzel
I really wanted to love this book. And I agree with the reviewers who praise it for its basic premise -- and most of the content. Read morePublished on September 13, 2010 by C. G. La Ferle
Like the other reviewers, I felt that I could have done without the arrogant "George Bush stole my bike!" ravings found in the book. Read morePublished on May 24, 2010 by Nicole M.
If you are stressed, frustrated, rushed along, read this book. It is straightforward and clear about how to get off that fast track, how to make your life meaningful and... Read morePublished on September 25, 2009 by Anne R. Fitzgerald
The best most meaningful book I have read in a long time. I have shared it with freinds and family. A must read for the thinking person you'll be a better human being for it.Published on May 19, 2009 by Joe "prime"
Cacile Andrews offers a compelling alternative to the hustle and bustle of modern society. She speaks to the recognition that we have become too fast-paced and ignorant of what... Read morePublished on July 5, 2008 by tomp2002
Cecile Andrews has some good ideas and good things to say, but these are very difficult to ferret out, as she appears to be consumed by a hatred of all things right-wing, most... Read morePublished on May 18, 2008 by B. Jennings