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 inv
November 24, 2007

reading is funTom 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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