New Slow City (Compact Disc)

Living Simply in the World's Fastest City

By William Powers, Adam Verner (Read by)

Brilliance Audio, 9781721348770

Publication Date: April 16, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (11/11/2014)
MP3 CD (4/16/2019)

List Price: 26.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve by Twelve. Could he live a similarly minimalist life in the heart of New York City? To find out, Powers and his wife jettisoned 80 percent of their stuff, left their 2,000-square-foot Queens townhouse, and moved into a 350-square-foot "micro-apartment" in Greenwich Village. Downshifting to a two-day workweek, Powers explores the viability of Slow Food and Slow Money, technology fasts and urban sanctuaries. Discovering a colorful cast of New Yorkers attempting to resist the culture of Total Work, Powers offers an inspiring exploration for anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly.