A book is the best accessory you can carry. It took me too many subway rides, waiting rooms, and early arrivals to understand this. A book will transport you out of sweaty subway cars and muffle crying babies, I promise. More importantly, reading makes the best use of daily unavoidable downtime like lonely lunches or business meetings.
Wrapping your brain around a good book will make you a more interesting person. That’s another promise.
If you don’t carry a bag, shove it in your back pocket. There is little cooler than a rolled up old classic sticking out of your jeans.
Remember, smart is cool.