The first ever cultural biography of carpe diem and a call to seize back the true meaning of 'seize the day'.
Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in more than twenty languages. He is the founder of the world's first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. He is also a founding faculty member of The School of Life and on the faculty of Year Here.Roman has been named by the Observer as one of Britain's leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs and designers. He is an acclaimed public speaker, and his talks and workshops have taken him from a London prison to Google's headquarters in California.After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, he studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. Roman has worked as an academic, a gardener and a human rights campaigner. He is also a fanatical real tennis player and has a passion for making furniture.
"I've started reading Roman Krznaric's Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day - and it's brilliant. One of those rare books that forces you to ask what the hell you're doing with your life." -- George Monbiot * Guardian * "I have always been inspired by carpe diem so I'm delighted to have your book." -- Dame Judi Dench "With more than ever distracting us, it's an insightful guide to staying foc - er, what did you want?" -- Best Books for Summer * Forbes * "A rather wonderful new book is trying to seize back the noble art of day-seizing." -- Viv Groskop * The Pool * "As always Roman takes a unique look at the world we've created. Insightful and thought provoking." -- Tim Lovejoy