Author James Arrudra Henry Learns To Read At 96, Writes Book 2 Years Later

11/22/2011 10:25 am ET | Updated Nov 22, 2011

Jim Henry first learned to write his name at 96. At 98, he wrote a book, WNC reports.

The lifelong lobsterman was illiterate throughout his life. But, soon after moving into a senior home, he shared his secret and started learning from fellow residents.

Henry then tackled a feat he never thought possible, writing a book. "In A Fisherman's Language" takes readers on a 29-chapter journey of the nonagenarian's life.

"I'm in a cloud," Henry told the news outlet. "I'm the happiest man in the world."