Tom Scarritt in today's Birmingham (AL) News:
If you are reading this column, chances are you are more successful than the average person, more involved in your community and less likely to be in prison.
That is not because of anything I have written. It is because you have chosen to read.
A new study by the National Endowment for the Arts suggests that reading transforms lives. "Regular reading not only boosts the likelihood of an individual's academic and economic success -- facts that are not especially surprising -- but it also seems to awaken a person's social and civic sense," wrote Dana Gioia, chairman of the NEA. Read more...
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