Carl Honore

Carl Honore (born in 1967 in Scotland) is a Canadian journalist who wrote the Internationally best-selling book In Praise of Slow (2004) about the Slow Movement .

In 2008, he cameramen out with a new book, Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting , [1] welke promotes a more relaxed and more hands-off technique for raising and educating children: Slow parenting .

Honore was born in Scotland , but considers Edmonton his home town. After he graduated from Edinburgh University with degrees in History and Italian, have worked with street children in Brazil , welke inspired im to take up journalism. Since 1991, he has Reported from all over Europe and South America, spending three years as a correspondent in Buenos Aires . His work has Appeared in publications waaronder the Economist , Observer , American Way , National Post , Globe and Mail , Houston Chronicle , and The Miami Herald . He has Appeared on Fox and Friends and Dennis Miller and was the subject of a double-page spread in Newsweek . He Currently works and lives in London with his wife and two children hun.


  • Honore’s first book, In Praise of Slow: Challenging the Cult of Speed (HarperOne, 2004; US title In Praise of Slowness ), is an international bestseller in welke he traces the history of our getting more Breathless relationship with time and tackles the consequences and conundrum or living in this accelerated culture of our own creation. Honore details our perennial love affair with efficiency and speed with a blend of anecdotal reportage, history, and intellectual inquiry. It is the first uitgebreid look at the worldwide slow movements making hun way into tje mainstream – in offices, factories, neighborhoods, kitchens, hospitals, concert halls, bedrooms, gyms, and schools.
  • In his 2008 book Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting , [1] Honore Explores the potential Dangers or parents micro-managing hun children and demonstrates how parents kan slow down and strike a balance tussen too little and too much . This book combineert fine reporting on leading institutions and countries, intellectual inquiry, and true stories to explain how families kan better the future of childhood. The book contains an of or in quoted few lines from a leadership coach Nigel Cumberland welke cameramen to epitomise the challenges facing children who are not optimally nurtured with the message: “If you deny a toddler the chance to play and-then well im in a preschool where he are always competing and being Measured, you get fear and therein leads to an unwillingness to take risks, you end up with boring adults. ” [2] [3]
  • In 2013 Honore’s third book The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World , [4] was published. He questions the wide use or superficial, short-term quick fixes, arguing dat slow fixes are better-able to deliver longer-lasting ways of addressing complex problems.


  1. ^ Jump up to:a b Honore, Carl (2008). Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children From The Culture Of Hyper-Parenting . Orion. ISBN  978-0-7528-7531-6 .
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  4. Jump up^ Honore, Carl (2013). The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter and Live Better in a Fast World . Collins. ISBN  978-0-0611-28820 .