The Solitary Vice

The Solitary Vice

Against Reading

eBook - 2008
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Mikita Brottman wonders, just why is reading so great? It's a solitary practice, one that takes away from time that could be spent developing important social networking skills. Reading's not required for health, happiness, or a loving family. And, if reading is so important, why are catchy slogans like "Reading Changes Lives" and "Champions Read" needed to hammer the point home? Fearlessly tackling the notion that nonreaders are doomed to lives of despair and mental decay, Brottman makes the case that the value of reading lies not in its ability to ward off Alzheimer's or.
Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2008.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (233 pages) : illustrations


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