What You Will Learn in This Book
Reading influences us in ways we can't even comprehend. Research proves that reading changes the way humans solve problems, store information, tell stories, interpret the world, and think about ourselves. Reading even changes the shape of our brains! When we stop to really think about the impact that reading has on our lives, we're left standing in awe.
In this books pages I'm going to help you better under-stand the powerful influence that reading plays in our culture and in our personal lives. You'll learn why the invention of reading and writing is still the greatest technological break through in the history of the world. You'll learn what happens inside our minds when we ready. You'll learn why literate cultures out-produce oral cultures. You'll learn why reading is different - and in many way superior to listening to the radio or watching TV. You'll learn how to read a book so that you get the most out of it. And you'll learn why everyone--including YOU-- can read and get rich.
Start reading and Start Getting Richer
Whether you are an avid reader or whether this is the first book you have read since high school, the fact remains that this book-- or perhaps the next book you pickup-can empower you to get rich in a multitude of ways.
Getting rich starts with one simple, powerful act. You must pick up a book... open it... and start reading... so that you can start growing in ways you never imagined before.
Famous People Who Have Read and Gotten Rich!
Some good book is usually responsible for the success of every really great man- Roy L. Smith
Lou Holtz, One of the winningest coaches in college football history, credits the Magic of thinking Big as a turning point in his professional career.
W. Clement Stone, Multi-millionaire businessman and the best-selling author, says that Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich " Changed the course of my life"
Hill's book inspired Stone to begin a lifelong habit of helping others by giving them personal growth books, a habit he followed religiously for 50 years.
Donna Reed, Academy Award winner and early TV star, was a shy, insecure high school freshman when she read How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Upon completing the book, she landed a lead role in the school play, setting the stage fora 40-year career in movies and TV.
J.W. Marriott, president of Marriott Hotels , was so moved by the message of The Greatest salesman in The World that he gives a copy to each of his marketing executives.
Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy's Restaurants, was a high school dropout with a poor self concept when he happened to read The Power of Positive Thinking.
He has built a fast food empire with thousands of restaurants all over teh world.
Phyllis Diller, the famous comedienne, was a frustrated, in secure housewife when she read The Magic of Believing. The book gave her the confidence to try her hand at show business,
and she went on to become one of the best-known comics in the country.
Archie Moore, The former light-heavyweight boxing champion who knocked out a record 141 opponents in 228 bouts, wasn't much of a reader until he was cast as the slave Jim in the movie version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Moore read the book to prepare himself for the part and from then on became an avid reader, saying, "Now that I've found books, Im really living"
Notable Quotes About The Hidden Power of Reading
" A good book contains more real wealth than a good bank " - Roy L. Smith
" Many times the reading of a book has made the future of a man " - Ralph Waldo Emerson
" The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them " - Mark Twain
" I can't imagine I would have become the person I am now without books. Books become synonymous with freedom. They showed that you could open doors and walk through " - Oprah Winfrey
" Richer than I you will never be, for I had a mother who read to me " - Abigal Van Buren "DEAR ABBY"
" Now that I have found books, Im really living" - Archie Moore - Light-Heavyweight boxing champion
" Reading, like no other medium, can transform your life in a flash, and you never know which book... at which time in your life... might
be the one that rocks yoru world and inspries you in ways you never thought possible before " - Burke Hedges
" Books have meant to my life what the sun has meant to the planet earth " - Earl Nightingale
" Not every reader is a leader, but every leader must be a reader " - Harry Truman
" By reading we discover our world, our history, and ourselves " - Daniel J. Boorstin
From the Desk of Burke Hedges
Reading Levels the Playing Field
In this book you're going to read about dozens of people from all backgrounds. Some were born with a silver spoon in their mouths . Others were born on the wrong side of the tracks.
Some came from broken homes. Others grew up with two loving, nurturing parents. Some were born with near-genius IQs. Others were born with average intelligence, at best.
Some were born handsome or pretty. Others were plain or even ugly. Some were born free. Others to slavery. Some were black... some were white... some were men.. some were women...
and on and on.But every single person featured in these pages has one thing in common: They all dramatically improved their lives by reading.
You see reading, like no other single activity, levels the playing field of life, so to speak. It;s the great equalizer. Reading transforms us from who we are right now... to who we can become in the future.
And when we're transformed even slightly, we're richer than we were the day before.
It's my sincere hope that his book will ignite your passion for reading, which, in turn, will empower you to discover your special talents and then use those talents to become all you can be.