The Press: Whadaya Read?

Since Great-Grandfather birched Grandfather for sneaking into the hayloft with a yellow, blue and green wrapped copy of Deadwood Dick on Deck, worrywarts have viewed U.S. reading habits with alarm. Last week Common Sense magazine toted up some habits. Sold each month are:

¶ 9,263,000 "pulp" magazines devoted to love and adventure stories.

¶ 7,976,000 "true confession" magazines.

¶ 3,223,000 detective story magazines.

¶ 10,755,000 movie magazines.

¶ 25,215,000 adventure "comic" books.

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