EAGER MARKET: The success of RHC’s Aging Backwards by Miranda Esmonde-White told us readers want direction in how to thrive in older age, and Daniel J. Levitin’s Successful Aging has carried that forward.
INTERNATIONAL GURU: Honoré can do a lot with a simple idea. The Wall Street Journal hailed Carl as “an in-demand spokesman on slowness” and the CBC Sunday Edition called him “inarguably the world’s leading evangelist for the Slow Movement.”
TOPICAL: Taps into the new movement in social change, and extends the “slowness” brand without relying on it to find a fresh readership.
WONDERFULLY COMMERCIAL MANIFESTO: Full of uplifting, heartwarming, energetic and timely stories, astonishing statistics, personal insights, and practical examples for how to make your later years richer and more productive than once thought possible—all galvanized by Honoré’s own personal experience of ageing.
“Anyone who dreads the thought of ageing will find solace in this book, which is peppered with real-life stories from around the globe of the people Honoré interviewed.” —The Australian
“[Honore’s] stirring research and faith in the human spirit will linger long after one hears this exceptional audio.” —AudioFile
“With grace and elegance, Bolder reveals the unexpected beauty of growing older.” —Reader’s Digest
“A sensation when he spoke about ‘slow living’ for TED in 2005, Honoré has now turned his attention to the gap between an obsolete ageist culture—one that assumes ‘older’ means ‘worse’, ‘weaker’ and ‘out-of-touch’—with the reality he encountered in his research…. Pack Bolder in your holiday holdall.” —GQ (UK)
“A joyously life-enhancing book [that] shatters the myths about ageing.” —Daily Mail
“A pick-you-up for anyone feeling the best of life has been lived…. Honoré is a verbal magician, conjuring concepts with no new idea too complex to capture…. Easy to read, the book canters along.” —Australian Financial Review
“Honoré has so many examples of collaboration, grit and creativity that you won’t be so afraid when you come to inhabit your older self.” —The Bookshelf
“In dark times, Bolder is a book that really does look to the future with optimism.” —The Herald
“[O]ne of the lessons of Carl Honoré’s informative book is that ageism is steadily being rolled back, even if much of it is going on under the radar.” —The Guardian
“A pick-you-up for anyone feeling the best of life has been lived.” —The Sydney Morning Herald
“Carl challenges us to rethink our approach to aging and start seeing it as a privilege, rather than a punishment.” —Global News
Praise for CARL HONORE and his previous book, THE SLOW FIX:
“The global guru on the Slow Movement.” —The Globe and Mail
“The unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down.” —ABC News
“With sharp, rhythmic prose, Honoré presents a number of guideposts to effective problem solving supported by intriguing anecdotes from sources as diverse as a Harlem daycare, Domino’s Pizza, and a study of municipal reform in Colombia. Each tale is worth reading on its own, and combined they make for a feast of stories about people overcoming all manner of obstacles, with the promise of showing us how to better cope with our own struggles…. For readers in a hurry, Honoré’s insights can be gleaned from a quick skim of the book, but it is more fruitful and certainly more pleasurable to savour each story, each charming turn of phrase, while also contemplating the rewards of taking it slow.” —Quill & Quire
“Honoré is a skilled journalist, well aware of the virtues of brevity in relating an anecdote or setting a scene or making a point. The narrative never bogs down…. Honoré’s book is basically upbeat, very much a document of its time.” —National Post
“Accessible, lucid and wise, this book should sit in every government and managerial office.” —The Independent
“Mr. Honoré has a winning style and an infectious curiosity about the minutiae of other people’s lives.” —The Wall Street Journal
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