Literate individuals are happier, more likely to be in a lasting relationship and living in their own home, suggests a new study.
What's more, they're to be better paid, drink and smoke less, the study suggested.
According to the study by the National Literacy Trust, almost a quarter of men - 22 per cent - who struggle with reading still live with their parents, compared with just nine per cent of those with good literacy, reports Telegraph.
Just half of people who struggle with books claim to be "satisfied with life", compared with 78 per cent of those who can read well.
Also, literate people are more likely to get a handsome salary and are less likely to smoke.