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Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books, Part 1
Author and essayist Wendy Lesser explores the ways that literature and, especially, poetry touch readers and change their lives. She speaks with poet Robert Pinsky about her latest book, "Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books." What power does the written word have in our lives? What is the serious pleasure she derives from reading?