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This story reminds me of a writing project one of my English professors had us follow. If you happen to be in London’s Heathrow Airport this week, you can catch author Alain de Botton with his laptop and thoughts live and streaming on-screen for all travelers to see. He’s the airport’s writer in residence and, as you may have guessed, it’s all for a book he’s writing, which will be entitled A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary. Not sure if he’s holed in 24/7 like Tom Hanks was in The Terminal, but, from the spiffiness of his picture, he looks like he’s got everything covered.

So if you’re in London this week, stop by de Botton’s office and, if you’re interesting enough, you may get a cameo in his book (which will probably be adapted to a movie). Pass through in September and get your hands on one of the 10,000 free copies he’ll be giving away. Fun guy.

– Natasha Dorsainvil

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