The first translation of REST is actually going to appear before the American edition: my super-fast Dutch publisher Kosmos (who also published a translation of The Distraction Addiction) is going to bring out a couple weeks before the book drops (as the kids say today) in the U.S. Which is why I’ll be speaking in the Netherlands at the end of November.

My plan is to deliver my main talk (sponsored by the School of Life) without slides, since I’m in a fabulous space that I don’t want to compete with. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to try to confine people’s attention to Powerpoint slides when you’re in one of Europe’s great churches.

Normally I do my best to write my talk before I leave, but I will sometimes tweak it a little on the way. Fortunately this helpful guy will be at the Amsterdam airport in case I leave my talk on the plane: