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Nancy Pearl On When Life Imitates Fiction

Steve Scher
09/12/2012 at 9:00 a.m.

Nancy Pearl On When Life Imitates Fiction: Losing yourself in a book can actually change your real–world behavior, according to a recent Ohio State University study. For example, if you become immersed in a story about a person fighting for the right to vote, you'll likely vote in elections that follow. If you engage with a character of different race or sexual orientation, you may feel differently toward those groups in real life. What fictional characters have changed your behavior or view of the world? Nancy Pearl joins us. Call to share your story at 800.289.5869 (KUOW).

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Nancy Pearl is the author of "Book Lust," "More Book Lust," "Book Crush," and "Book Lust To Go." She is a regular commentator on KUOW and NPR's Morning Edition. She also hosts the Seattle Channel program "Book Lust with Nancy Pearl." In 2004 she won the National Book Association Award for her extraordinary contribution to the world of books. She's also been named Library Journal's 2011 Librarian of the Year. She joins us every month on "Weekday."

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