In Praise of Slowness: how a worldwide movement is challenging the cult of speed. Carl Honore.
I had to read this book quickly. And now I have to blog quickly because my home internet isn't working, so I'm at the library, with one hour to complete my tasks.
Need I say more?
Honore makes a compelling case for the costs of a speed-driven life, and describes the historical development of the "cult of speed." Of less interest to me were the descriptions of "slow" alternative medicine, tantric sex, and slow food. I was familiar with his examples and he didn't present much new material.
If you're looking for a reason to jump ship, and a rationale, you might enjoy this book.