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Dear Tao X,

I went to the used book store today.

The man told me, “Youngstown is illiterate.”

I did not care.

Why care?

Do you care if Youngstown is literate?

Do they really need to read?

I have had over twenty jobs; I not once needed the ability to read.

I bought a Saul Bellow book. It is small. I’m scared of it.

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