Empty Minds Filled By Advertising, Movies, TV

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One in four adults admits: ‘I haven’t read a book for a year’

The lead sentence:

A quarter of Britons say they have not read a book in the past year and nearly half admit to lying about their reading to appear more intelligent.

And:

[Reading is] probably one of the best anti-poverty, antideprivation, anti-crime, anti-vandalism policies you can think of.”

Let’s cue Jimmy Durante, who thought it was all so funny.

But it’s not.

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