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Time to reinvent yourself?

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7248.0 (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:0

In Britain it's not done to reinvent yourself. In California it's the norm. The Brits detect a lack of sincerity and depth in those who reinvent themselves. The Californians admire their courage and creativity. The BMJ is offering readers a chance to reinvent themselves, but first a parable.

In Monterey recently I watched the reinvented Arianna Huffington, now one of America's most widely syndicated columnists. Brits might remember her as Arianna Stassinopolous, president of the Cambridge Union and girlfriend of Bernard Levin, the curmudgeonly columnist on the Times. Memorably described as “the highest …

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