I’m sure this is an easy question for you. Name a book, any book? Could a question get any easier?
Apparently, for a lot of people, it could.
I’m sure you’re all familiar with the shocking statistics showing that 33% of high school students and 42% of college students will never read another book after they graduate. However, I always assumed that even though people weren’t reading books, that they knew about books, or at the very least knew that the shows they were enjoying were books first. Unfortunately, according to a video interview segment by Jimmy Kimmel Live, that was the wrong assumption to make.
In this segment, Kimmel sends a team to the streets to find out if people are really as illiterate as the surveys and research suggest. The results are painful to watch.
So there you have it. I for one hope that maybe this level of dismal is a combination of on-the-spot brain and good editing, but still, all they had to blurt was the name of something popular like “Harry Potter” or “Game of Thrones.” All good things started as books.
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