Monday, March 7, 2005


1. How’s life treating you?


Well, I’m on my book tour, which is exhausting, and I’m now in England and suffering from major jetlag. But yesterday, I had a few hours off in the afternoon and went for one of those magical walks that are really only possible in London—and got transported into an alternate reality. So the answer is: not so bad.

Mr. Gladwell is the author of Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking and The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.

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