The Monocle Book of Gentle Living: A guide to slowing down, enjoying more and being happy
Monocle has always been a champion of taking it slow. It has encouraged readers to dive into a lake and go for a run. To sleep well.Â To eat food whose makers are proud of its provenance. In a shouty, jabbing-finger moment in history, it has done its bit to argue for a new modern etiquette to be generous with our time, hospitality and forgiveness. Now its editors and correspondents have brought all of this together in The Monocle Manifesto for a Gentler Life, a book that urges us all to slow down, reconnect, make good things and see nice places.Â And it also knows when to wear a cheeky smile.
Chapters include: * An illustrated guide to being nice, respecting your neighbour and controlling your social media rants. * Profiles of the happiest nations - and the least lonely too.Â * How to build a house that's good for you and your family. * Essays from leading thinkers and great writers on what we can gain if we shift gear. * The businesses charting a better course - from management to pride in production.Â * Food - a celebration of the locally made, the chefs that bring people together and a recipe or two. * The objects to own that will give pleasure for years. * The people who changed direction, slowed down and made it work.Â * The compact cities where you can run a company, be inspired, have a good social life - and be hiking in a forest at 5pm.