The Athletic So, first of all, apologies are in order. I am on the road for my book, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini, not sure if I mentioned this before. The tour is going really well. Tonight — this is Tuesday, Oct. 29 — I am in New York, at the Mysterious Bookshop (58 Warren Street) with the incredible Joshua Jay. Seriously, if you happen to be in New York, come on out — not just for me (though I’d love to see you) but also because Josh is one of the great magicians in the world, and his show Six Impossible Things is sold out nightly. This is an amazing chance to see him do a little magic. And he’s also the greatest guy, we’ll have a lot of fun talking about Houdini and magic and wonder.