Jacket for 'The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy'


UK - HarperCollins

The Little Book of Sloth Philosophy

By Jennifer McCartney

Published Aug 2018


Long-limbed, a little bit shaggy and a lot wide-eyed, these completely adorable and infinitely chilled little creatures have much to teach us.


Sloths are mindfulness in action.  Contemplative, deliberate, relaxed and focused, they resist the rat race and the incessant pressures from society to be more productive, and they don’t care how many steps they’ve logged on their fitness tracker.


In this book you can enjoy take-it-slow wisdom inspired by sloths, including advice on:


Sleep – more restorative than a 6am run

Eating and exercise  – sloths are the original pioneers of slow food and yoga after all.

Work – did you know that lazy people have higher IQs?

Family life and love.


Dispelling over-complicated myths about productivity, this brilliant book confirms that it really is OK to be a sloth!

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