Pico Iyer unplugged

It seems like everywhere I look these days I see Pico Iyer.

My second favorite NPR interviewer Tom Ashbrook (no offense, you are SO great, but my heart belongs to Terry Gross) just spent an hour with him last week. Iyer lives in rural Japan, cell-phone free and “off the grid.” Seems to have sparked quite the discussion chain on NPR’s website.

I also came across Amy Sutherland’s great profile in the Globe’s Bibliophile column on Sunday.

He’s coming to Wellesley February 2 to kick off the Spring 2012 Distinguished Writers Series, reading from his new book The Man Within My Head. In my opinion, the best remedy to combat dreary winter weather in New England is planning summer vacation, so having arguably the world’s best travel writer at Wellesley on February 2 at 4:30 pm at the Newhouse Center couldn’t be better.

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