RUSH: Here’s Matthew in Tallahassee, Florida, as we head back to the phones. Matthew, I really appreciate your patience. Great to have you, and welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hey, Rush. Longtime listener, first-time caller.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: I’m calling you on my daughter’s behalf. We got your books on Friday. She read ’em all by Sunday. She’s finished with them. She’s just turned nine years old. She was hoping to get to talk to you on Monday. We got through, but, ah, your show ended too soon. But she got a lot out of the books, more than she did from any of her classes in public school and history.
That’s probably why she’s in private school now. She has made her own little book club, and she shares these books with the little kids in her book club and absolutely loves ’em. They’re the best ones for all of them, they say, and the parents have called us and asked about them (chuckles) except for one parent that wasn’t happy with them. But she was hoping to get to talk to you.
RUSH: One parent? One parent wasn’t happy. Now, see, if I were Bill Clinton, I wouldn’t care about anything but that. I’d want to know who that parent was, and I’d want to know why, and I’d want to know what I could do to change their mind. But I’m not focused on that one parent. Your daughter read the first two Rush Revere books in a weekend?
CALLER: It didn’t even take her the whole weekend. She was done Sunday morning.
RUSH: Now, folks, this is not heavy reading — I mean, it’s written for ages 10 to 13 — but it’s not light, either. This is words. There’s a lot of words in these books, and it’s not pictures. This is incredible. Your daughter, at nine years old read it that fast.
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: She must have liked it.
CALLER: She absolutely did. She told me to try to get on with you. She was hoping maybe we could get an autographed copy of that or something, and I said, “Well, I’ll call.” She kept asking for two days, “Did he call back?” and I said, “No.” I said, “I’ll go get you the book.”
CALLER: So I went and got the third book yesterday for her —
CALLER: — the new book for her.
CALLER: She said, “Well, if he does call back maybe I can get an iPad or an autographed copy of something from him?” (laughing) You have to explain that to kids.
RUSH: I’ll be glad to send her an autographed copy of the new book.
RUSH: Did you say that she wants to start a kids’ book club? Is that what you said?
CALLER: Well, she has her own little book club she started at school with some kids at a private school she works with, and the kids… They all trade books amongst themselves, because some of the books are hardcover. They’re allowed to have a reader in class. But for some reason, a hard book and stuff like that, they have to keep in their desk. But they can keep the reader with them, and they’re allowed to use the readers.
CALLER: But she can’t whip out the hard book, so she trades ’em when they’re in group, in their group, and they take ’em home and they read them in their little group, and then they bring ’em back and switch and talk about the books.
RUSH: Well, what a great idea.
CALLER: Oh, yeah. I mean, the amount of history she has come out with through your books far exceeds what the public school doctrine has ever taught her.
RUSH: Well, that’s the mission. I mean, that’s it.
CALLER: And you did a great job. She loves your horse, and what you did with your horse.
RUSH: Oh, Liberty. Liberty is gonna be such a star. We’re having trouble containing the horse. The horse already knows how big he is. Anyway, I need you to hang on out there, Matthew. Mr. Snerdley will come back and get an address where we can send the autographed copy of Rush Revere and the American Revolution. It’s the new one. We’ll get it out to you as quickly as we can.