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513 | In Praise of Slowness: Carl Honoré
513 | In Praise of Slowness: Carl Honoré
Sat, Nov 5 | 5 – 6 PM
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Buchanan Chapel at the Gratz Center
126 E Chestnut St | Chicago, IL | 60611
  • Members: $10
  • Public: $12
  • Students and Teachers: $5

More than a decade ago, London-based writer Carl Honoré published a literary sensation, In Praise of Slowness, a clarion call against the “cult of speed.” Its genesis was a moment of truth as Honoré found himself on the verge of buying “one-minute bedtime stories” to read to his child. Speed, he realized, was a cultural addiction. Far from enhancing his life, it was eroding his pleasure in it. Hear what Honoré has learned from writing and speaking around the globe about the benefits of slowing down.

Preorder your copy of In Praise of Slowness through the CHF box office and save 20%.

A book signing will follow this program

This program is generously underwritten by Paula R. Kahn.

Following this program Slow Food's Jennifer Breckner and Stefanie Garcia will host a moderated conversation, free and open to all program attendees.


Carl Honoré is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and TED speaker. After working with street children in Brazil, Carl covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Time and other publications. Translated into 35 languages, Carl’s bestselling books examine our compulsion to hurry and chronicle a global trend towards putting on the brakes.

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