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New author just learned to read

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MYSTIC, CT (CNN) -

You're never to old to learn something new.

A 98-year-old man in Connecticut wrote his first book, just two years after learning to read and write.

Jim Henry was illiterate until age 96.

Henry kept it a secret until he moved into a senior home.

He took the initiative to ask other to help him learn to read.

Now the lifelong lobsterman is out with his book, "In a Fisherman's Language."

"I tell you I'm in a cloud," says Henry. "It's almost impossible to believe the way I feel. I'm the happiest man in the world."

 

 

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