I'm an avid reader and published author, so I know my books. When I came upon this one in particular, I was hooked. It had a relatively unassuming title, which I'll get to later.
Its cover wasn't particularly interesting, and it was a paperback. Though it was fairly large, I decided to flip through it and was amazed at what it contained. I decided it was worth the investment of my time and trouble and began reading.Right off the bat, I knew that this would be a unique journey. Sure, there were many pictures and titles, but it was the wealth of details that attracted my attention. I could take a trip to so many new places, I didn't even know where to start.
So I began at the beginning. The first few pages took me to a museum, park, and sports stadium. There were mountain trails, lakes, and fishing holes. We wove through the zoo, a forest, and ended up at the opera. It was quite an adventure.Speaking of adventures, we had just begun.
I was taught how to do many things. There were directions and maps to keep me on track. I learned about a plethora of exciting crafts, hobbies, music, entertainment, sports, and travel.
I was given advise about legal issues, health problems, and even where to eat. That was terrific in itself. I could see menus and pictures of exotic dishes just waiting to be tasted.I found a description of how to repair just about any type of product known to man. I also discovered ways for self-improvement and better health. Even my pet could benefit from my wondrous book.
It also had a section for other family members of every age, from babies to seniors.I visited with real estate and mortgage experts that could help me find and finance my next home, insurance people with years of experience, and retirement planners that would be happy to council me along my journey. It appeared that there wasn't anything I couldn't accomplish as long as I had this book with me. It was truly a remarkable volume of answers to all of man's questions, dreams, and aspirations.
By the time I was finished, I was exhausted, but satisfied.I put if down on my desk and thought. How could such a book have existed all these years without my knowledge? A book that held such promise, such conviction and all-encompassing truths about the way we live, act, and communicate.
Then I realized that I might not be the only one who had discovered this book. There might be others. If not, I should spread the word and allow the world to learn what I had learned.
Then, they too, could experience the awe that was awaiting them.As I gaze at the cover, I'm writing this invitation to read this unique tome. As I pour through the pages, I think of all the good and happiness it brings to the reader. All those Yellow Pages. It is truly a book of wonders..
Jeffrey Hauser was a sales consultant for the Bell System Yellow Pages for nearly 25 years. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Advertising and has a Master's Degree from Monmouth University. He had his own advertising agency in Scottsdale, Arizona and ran a consulting and design firm, ABC Advertising. He has authored 6 books and a novel, "Pursuit of the Phoenix," available at amazon.
com. His latest book is, "Inside the Yellow Pages." Currently, he is the Marketing Director for thenurseschoice.com, a Health Information and Doctor Referral site.
By: Jeffrey Hauser