Well, after nearly four years of intellectual toil I have some big news: my new book Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day has just been published by the wonderful crowdfunding publisher Unbound (in the photo I’m signing copies at their London office, hot off the press).
The book is a ‘biography’ of the ancient philosophical ideal of carpe diem – seize the day – looking at what it really means, how it has been hijacked by forces such as consumerism and our culture of digital distraction, and how we can seize it back for the art of living and political change.
If you’re up for seizing the day, here’s how you can find out more and help spread the word:
- Buy yourself a copy at your local bookshop or on Amazon (and write a review on Amazon if you can – it makes a big difference)
- Come to one of the events I’m doing and say hello! First up is a secular Sunday Sermon at The School of Life in London on April 9, which promises to be great fun. There are more events here.
- Visit and share the new website for the book, www.carpediem.click, which contains unique ‘click essay’ extracts from the book. Here’s a sample tweet/post to share on social media:
Carpe diem has been hijacked. It’s time to seize it back. New book by philosopher @romankrznaric CARPE DIEM REGAINED www.carpediem.click
Thanks so much for your support. I hope you enjoy the book and that it offers unexpected inspiration.
Best wishes, and carpamus diem – let’s seize the day together!
‘A profound, playful book for wannabe grown-ups who love life.’ Sir Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project
‘Inspiring, bracing, and elegant: a timely corrective to contemporary follies, from mindfulness to workaholism.’ Sarah Bakewell, author of At the Existentialist Cafe