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Inspiring Demers

from the NY Times,
Mr. Demers, 61, has lived a life of pain but he is laughing now. A new biography ("Jacques Demers: En Toutes Lettres," which translates roughly as "All Spelled Out") highlighting the abuse he endured from his violent and alcoholic father and the humiliation surrounding his illiteracy has become an instant best seller. His life story - a janitor's son who dropped out of school in the eighth grade to work at a grocery store, drive a Coca-Cola truck and then work his way up in the grueling world of professional hockey - has made him an inspirational figure on television talk shows. Canadian literacy groups hope his example will inspire other illiterate adults.


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