Sarah Lyall on London vs. New York
Lyall: Oh, that’s so interesting. I’m, you know, I’m from New York. I like New York, but London is just cool. It’s really cool. It’s really, really, really international. It’s incredibly fun to walk around, and you get lost really easily, ‘cause it’s impossible to… you know, there’s no grid pattern. You can’t find your way around. And as an American, it’s like a complete candy store, you know. It’s just so new and different and interesting. But, you know, when you come back to New York, people are so relaxed, and I like the relaxed bit.
New York wins in the relaxed category, Sarah Lyall notes
The best-selling author tells us his methods.
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- He talks about how some writers can overdo it by adding too much research, or worse, straying from their outline for too long.
- James' latest book, The President is Missing, co-written with former President Bill Clinton, is out now.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
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- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
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It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
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