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Man Who Learned to Read at 91, Writes a Book at 98

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Fishermans Language book coverFor 91 years, James Henry, a lifelong fisherman, did not know how to read and write and carried the shame of not being able to order from a menu.

It had been his life's ambition to read.

Now 98, the Connecticut captain has achieved that, and more, penning a memoir of short stories about his life at sea.

After nearly a year of tutoring, the captain from Mystic began writing stories by hand on a yellow legal pad.

From those short stories, the memoir "A Fisherman's Language" was born.

(WATCH the video below, or read the story at NBC Connecticut)

You can order the book on Kindle at Amazon, or buy the book at

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