It's just a little notebook. Paper. A rubber strap.
Yet the story, the story that says it was the key tool of the great European writers gives me pause every time I pick it up. Maybe this time, maybe, just maybe, some of the magic will rub off on me.
The same thing happens when you use Tiger's golf clubs or Bob Vilas' jigsaw.
Thanks to Jason Berberich for the pointer to the story.