I'd purchased it in college, after having gotten to know (as much as one can know someone you can't trust) over several months of almost daily calls the random phone sex caller at my college.
And passé too, now that almost everyone has a smartphone with camera and Snap Chat.
At first, I was a little frustrated at how slow it was.
This is a speech-exchange between two very patient, very boring individuals. So what happens when you take seeing someone out of the picture?
"I liked your voice" "What are you wearing" "which hand" and that sort of thing. The theory in psychology is that a large portion of communication is nonverbal and an even larger portion of this is actually specifically facial.
A man and a woman, strangers to each other, residents of distant cities, have both called an adult party line. This short book reads as the transcript of the conversation between two strangers, Abby and Jim, who connect, one-to-one, via a sex line in the early 1990s.