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Amanda Benchley on the history and science of why so many left-handed kids grow up to be superstars:
…one rainy night, I was walking my dogs on a deserted strip of Madison Avenue. Out of nowhere, I heard an English accent: “Well, you’ve got your hands full, don’t you?” It was Paul McCartney. I strode up to him and said, “Can I ask you a question?” and then jumped in: “When you were younger, did you have any trouble being left-handed?”
I’m sure he was relieved that I didn’t ask him why the Beatles really broke up. So we walked several blocks together, and he told me about how he used to “mirror-write,” a common occurrence among lefties where they write backwards, from right to left, as if the words could be read in a mirror.