Is It Possible to Live Slowly in the World’s Fastest City?
This is the question author William Powers poses in his memoir New Slow City.
After living in a 12 x 12 home in North Carolina for an entire year, Powers finds himself overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of New York City. His resolve? To see if he’s able to live a life worth living amongst the chaos. Between cutting back his work week to two days a week and moving himself and his new wife into a micro-sized studio apartment, Powers records not only how his own thought process changes over the course of a year, but also how the his lifestyle also affects his career.
Focusing on the idea of “slow living,” self-sustainability, and absorbing what’s happening around oneself, New Slow City is a memoir that is so well-written you won’t even realize you’re learning along the way.