Jessica Hagy wrote an article for Forbes on how to be interesting in ten simple steps.
Claire Berlinski responds at Ricochet:
The popularity of the article suggests, however, a great public hunger for advice about how to be more interesting. Fortunately, Ricochet is here to advise you properly. You can become more interesting in one step. All you have to do is read Boswell's Life of Johnson, and commit the best lines to memory.