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EP 931B - The Power of a Good Book

Summary: Author Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that reading aloud has innumerable emotional health benefits.
Air Date: 2/26/19
Duration: 25:03
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Meghan Cox Gurdon
Meghan Cox Gurdon is an essayist, book critic, and former foreign correspondent who has been The Wall Street Journal's children's book reviewer since 2005. Her work has appeared widely, in publications such as The Washington Examiner, The Daily Telegraph, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and National Review. A graduate of Bowdoin College, she lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband, Hugo Gurdon, and their five children.
  • Book Title: The Enchanted House: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
  • Guest Twitter Account: @MeghanGurdon
EP 931B - The Power of a Good Book
In a technology-obsessed society, how can you slow down, be present and regain your focus?

In her book The Enchanted House: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction, author Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that reading aloud has innumerable emotional health benefits that can improve the lives of both the reader and the listener. Gurdon says if there's one sacrifice to make for the people in your life, make it this—turn off your phone, pick up a book and read aloud to your loved ones.

However, it's not just children who benefit from hearing stories. Gurdon explains that reading to adult patients in hospitals and even dogs can bring comfort, strengthen relationships and deepen intellect.

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