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When I let small talk with strangers spiral into something deeper, it became a book about memorable interactions. Here’s what I learned.

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Lessons from my slow return to the page after a long layoff.

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A line from a novel helped settle my unease about once-close connections that have gone cold

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An old-school form of journaling helped lead to my book about interactions, strangers, and memory.

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Level up your daily interactions with strategies from My Dinner With Andre” to ‘Adaptation’

“My Dinner With Andre,” Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, 1981. Photo: Everett Collection


After a string of perplexing encounters, I was surprised at the lofty themes that kept emerging.

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During a lonely year, I entangled myself with horse racing gamblers, renegade aquarium attendants, wizened hostel dwellers, and hundreds of friendly randos.

Credit: Jason Schwartzman; past midnight in Oklahoma City


This Is Us

The nod as pandemic salute, time machine, and mystical communication device

Black and white superimposed image of a sculpture of a face.
Black and white superimposed image of a sculpture of a face.
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