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Exchange Exemplar: Getting Ishmael on the phone (?)

We get a lot of books at the JX offices, and we can honestly say The Call Me Ishmael Phone Book is one of a kind. It looks like the yellow pages (remember those?) of years past, a phone book with a lot of references to good and great and otherwise memorable books.

And that's the point: people call a phone number to record their thoughts about favorite books, and the phone book directs readers to hear those recordings. The book is subtitled An Interactive Guide to Life-Changing Books, with the recorded messages reflecting those life changes.

Once the confusion wears off, it's all a lot of fun, and good times were had in this interview in 2020.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily news program focused on issues, people and events across Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the program's senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.