I was delighted to receive an email from Roman Krznaric telling me that he’s writing a new book, Carpe Diem Reclaimed: The Story of A Cultural Hijack. He decided (very wisely in my opinion) to forego a contract with a major commercial publisher and instead launch the book with the award-winning crowdfunding publisher Unbound.
Carpe diem means to seize the day! The book explores how the spirit of carpe diem has been hijacked by consumer culture, 24/7 entertainment and the mindfulness movement, and how we can claim it back for the art of living and social change.
Roman, in this video, explains it far better than I ever could!
Roman is a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living and social change. My regular readers will know that I’m a huge fan and you can see my previous post on Roman here. His bestselling books have included Empathy, The Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work. They have been published in over 20 languages. Roman’s writings have been widely influential amongst political and environmental campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs, psychologists and designers.
Roman is also the founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum. I felt so privileged to be able to go and see it. Read my post on it here. As a founding faculty member of The School of Life, Roman has also been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers.
I’ve backed the book. Hope you will too.
Happy Easter to everyone. Back here on Easter Monday.