Posted by: Bob C. Cleckler | March 12, 2013

Celebrities Claiming (Falsely?) Interest in Literacy

I do not know how the well-known internet source of celebrity contacts determined that certain celebrities are interested in education, literacy, and/or Dyslexia, but after spending about $25 each to buy and mail a book which can definitely and permanently end functional illiteracy in English to all the celebrities named below, I really wonder if any professed interest in these subjects is merely for any Public Relations value it may have. The assistants of less than ten of the 73 celebrities listed below were polite enough to at least send me a letter saying that, in effect, their celebrity was much too busy and important to take the time to read 162 pages of a 5 in. by 8 in. paperback book and write an endorsement (or to even place a check mark beside one of the two suggested endorsements). All the other celebrities totally ignored my request for an endorsement.

In all fairness, of course, most of the celebrities may not have even seen the book. Most, or all, of these celebrities have “screeners” who open all of their mail so that the celebrity does not have to waste time on something that might be “junk mail.” Most screeners are not willing to take the chance of harming their chance of continued employment by annoying their boss by giving them something that there is even the remotest possibility of being considered junk mail. It is easier to just throw “unsolicited gifts” in the trash. After all, most celebrities get many gifts from their fans which are more obviously desirable than a book.

If you personally know any of the celebrities listed below — or if you know anyone who knows one of them personally — there is a simple action you could take which would help an estimated 600 hundred million English-speaking people around the world who are functionally illiterate in English (including more than 93 million in the U.S. alone) and help yourself avoid more than $5,000 each year in the U.S. as a result of the illiterates among us. You can get an introduction to the humanitarian project of Literacy Research Associates, Inc. and NuEnlish, Inc., two non-profit educational corporations, on our website about ending functional illiteracy in English. In the left-hand column of this website is a link for obtaining the second revision, 265-page e-book, .pdf format version of the award-winning book, Let’s End Our Literacy Crisis, which is available at no cost or obligation of any kind. If you would carefully examine this breakthrough book, which details how we can end our provably real and serious literacy crisis, and if you agree with what the book proposes, please urge the celebrity — if they are interested in education, literacy, or dyslexia — to examine this breakthrough book. Do not urge them to read the book unless you have read the book carefully enough to know that what it proposes will solve our serious literacy problems. They will know whether you are convinced of the truth of what you are telling them.

These are the celebrities that supposedly are interested in education, literacy, and/or dyslexia: Alex Trebek, Andre Agassi, Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ashley Judd, Bill Cosby, Brooke Shields, Carlos Santana, Charlize Theron, Cher, Christopher (Ludacris) Bridges, Deepak Chopra, Denzel Washington, Dolly Parton, Dr. Phil McGraw, Earvin (Magic) Johnson Jr., Elizabeth Taylor, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Gary Sinise, George Lucas, Geraldo Rivera, Goldie Hawn, Halle Berry, Itzhak Perlman, J.K. Rowling, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jay Leno, Jeff Bridges, Jeff Goldblum, Jessica Lange, Jimmy Buffet, John Travolta, Jon Bon Jovi, Jose Carreras, Julie Andrews, Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet., Keanu Reeves, Kurt Russell, Lindsay Lohan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Maria Shriver, Matt Dillon, Michael J. Fox, Michael S. Dell, Mick Jagger, Mike Myers, Neil Diamond, Nolan Ryan, Oprah Winfrey, Phil Collins, Princess Beatrice, Rob Reiner, Rupert Murdoch, Samuel L. Jackson, Selena Williams, Sergey Brin, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Tom Green, Tom Hanks, Troy Aikman, Valerie Harper, Warren Buffet, Wayne Gretzky, Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Gates, William J. Clinton, Wynton Marsalis, Yao Ming, and Yo-Yo Ma.

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