Thorndike Press

Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

  • Thomas L. Friedman
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  • ISBN-10: 1432837516
  • ISBN-13: 9781432837518
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Shipping Weight: 2.05 lbs ( .93 kgs)
  • 820 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released October 2017

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A New York Times Bestseller
A Three-time Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize
One of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016, Publishers Weekly
One of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2016, Kirkus Reviews
One of The Wall Street Journal's “10 Books to Read Now”

Something big is going on. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms at once, it’s dizzying. Thank You for Being Late is a work of contemporary history that serves as a field manual for how to think about this era of accelerations. It’s also an argument for pausing to appreciate and reflect on this amazing historical epoch we’re passing through . . .


Customer Reviews

[Friedman's] latest engrossingly descriptive analysis of epic trends and their consequences . . . Friedman offers tonic suggestions for fostering 'moral innovation' and a commitment to the common good in this detailed and clarion inquiry, which, like washing dirty windows, allows us to see far more clearly what we’ve been looking at all along . . . his latest must-read.

— Booklist (starred)

The three-time Pulitzer winner puts his familiar methodology—extensive travel, thorough reporting, interviews with the high-placed movers and shakers, conversations with the lowly moved and shaken—to especially good use here . . . He prescribes nothing less than a redesign of our workplaces, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and communities . . . Required reading for a generation that's 'going to be asked to dance in a hurricane.'

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)