What Is R.E.M. Reading?

It’s always a relief to see pencil and paper in a video, isn’t it?  There’s reading and writing in R.E.M.’s video of “E-Bow the Letter.”  Can anyone identify the book the drummer is reading?  Help!   (This is a “no-comments” blog but e-mail me at mirabiledictu.org@gmail.com if you have the answer.:))