As you can clearly see from some of the various comments on my columns, St. Louis is a juggernaut of scholarly exemplification. the community is always insightful and incredibly inspirational, especially when it comes to internet anonymity.
Well, according to that “other paper in town" (ohhhhh, scoop alert), a university study has taken note and rated St. Louis as the ninth most literate city in America.
A number of factors went into the ratings. Apparently, St. Louis didn’t score as high in the areas of education and Internet usage, but we scored extremely high on the number of booksellers per capita and library usage.
Here’s where I’ll push modesty aside and claim responsibility for that library usage rating. Seriously. I’m there nightly.
In fact, this Christmas, Gertrude the librarian presented me with a gift: my very own thesaurus. And, she put some duct tape over the spine and titled it “The Caesarus”!!!
It was the best gift I ever received. Love you, Gertrude.
Long story short, you can thank me for St. Louis’ literacy rating. My presence at the local libraries definitely skewed the percentages. Well, me and homeless people. Homeless people love the library.