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    • Anthony Bourdain interview

    • Cooking; Food
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “A Cook’s Tour.” He begins by sharing that the book was an opportunity for him to fulfill his greatest desires and fantasies by eating his way around the world. He also briefly discusses his previous book...
    • Olive Gallagher interview, 2006 April

    • Conduct of life; Responsibility; Quality of work life
    • Olive Gallagher discusses her book, “A Simple Path to the Good Life.” She begins by explaining that she writes for an advice column, and responds to a lot of ethical questions and problems people have. She doesn’t tell anyone what to do,...
    • Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum interview

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Spirits –Fiction; Poland - Fiction
    • Lisa Rosenbaum discusses her book, “A Day of Small Beginnings.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot, which starts with the protagonist, Itzik who protects three small Jewish boys from a Polish peasant, only to result in the accidental...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1992 November

    • Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001; Philosophers - United States - Biography
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his autobiography, “A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror.” He begins by talking about how he dropped out of Columbia University because he didn’t want to take physical education classes, but eventually got his...
    • Christa Fuller interview, 2002 December 27

    • Fuller, Samuel, 1912-1997; Motion picture producers and directors - United States -Biography; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography
    • Christa Fuller discusses the book, “A Third Face.” She begins by explaining why she decided to complete and publish her husband, Samuel Fuller’s autobiography after he passed away. She gives details of her own career as an actress and...
    • Pumla Gobodo–Madikizela interview, 2003

    • De Kock, Eugene; Police - South Africa - Biography; Reconciliation - Political aspects - South Africa; Death squads - South Africa; Political violence - South Africa; Political persecution - South Africa; Torture - South Africa; Human rights -...
    • Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela discusses her book, “A Human Being Died that Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness.” Gobodo-Madikizela talks about her meetings with Eugene de Kock, the apartheid regime death squad head. She describes the...
    • Malachy McCourt interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Large type books; Irish Americans - New York (State) - New York - Biography; McCourt, Malachy, 1931-
    • Malachy McCourt discusses his book, “A Monk Swimming.” McCourt explains that his book is a memoir of his life, which begins in New York City in 1952 at the age of twenty. He goes on to discuss his life as an actor, bartender, writer, and...
    • Susan Vreeland interview, 2005 February

    • Painters - Fiction; Impressionist artists - Fiction; Post-impressionism (Art) - Fiction; Biographical fiction, American; France - Fiction
    • Susan Vreeland discusses her book, “Life Studies.” Vreeland shares stories from the book, which cast the profiled painters as peripheral characters. She tells the story of how Pierre-Auguste Renoir meets the little girl from his work, “A...
    • Chieh Chieng interview, 2005 March 07

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Americans - China - Hong Kong - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction; Hong Kong (China) - Fiction
    • Chieh Chieng discusses his book, “A Long Stay in a Distant Land.” He begins by sharing that the book explores the life of the protagonist Louis Lum who is a recent college graduate and working at a hot rod magazine. Louis’ family seems to be...
    • William Wallis interview, 2004 June

    • Opera - Analysis, appreciation; Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Boheme; Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen; Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata; Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Rake's progress
    • William Wallis discusses his book, “A Dream of Love Fulfilled: An Introduction to Romantic Opera as Literature: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of la Bohème, Carmen, la Traviata and the Rake’s Progress.” He begins by introducing the 5...
    • Richard Paul Evans interview, 2003

    • Separation (Psychology) - Fiction; Fiction - Authorship - Fiction; Life change events - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction
    • Richard Paul Evans discusses his novel, “A Perfect Day.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book: a New York Times bestselling author writes a book about his family and now his life is falling apart. He talks about his own experiences...
    • Bruno Bettelheim interview, 1987

    • Child rearing; Parenting; Child psychology
    • Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book, “A Good Enough Parent.” He begins by explaining that the most important gift a parent can give his or her child is a sense of security and a positive sense of self. He talks about how parents can duplicate...
    • Damian McNicholl interview, 2005

    • Gay men - Fiction; Catholics - Fiction; Northern Ireland - Fiction
    • Damian McNicholl discusses his novel, “A Son Called Gabriel.” He begins by talking about how the story opens on a young Irish boy named Gabriel, who gets bullied at school for playing with girls. He describes the relationships among...
    • Barry H. Harrin interview, 1991

    • Executive ability; Executives; Success in business
    • Barry H. Harrin discusses his book, “A Manager’s Guide to Guerilla Warfare.” He begins by explaining that he was a manager at AT&T and also served in the Vietnam War. He talks about how he had to learn to manage his co-workers after he got...
    • Peter C. Whybrow interview

    • Affective disorders; Self; Personality; Health
    • Peter C. Whybrow discusses his book, “A Mood Apart.” He begins by explaining how he is the director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. He says that 15% of people with severe mood disorders end up committing suicide. He lists several...
    • Benjamin C. Bradlee interview, 1995 October

    • Bradlee, Benjamin C.; Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Benjamin C. Bradlee discusses his autobiography, “A Good Life.” He begins by explaining that he was the editor of the Washington Post during President Kennedy’s assassination, the Pentagon Papers, and the Watergate scandal. He talks about...
    • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky interview, 1994 April

    • United States. Congress; Women legislators - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1993-2001
    • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky discusses her book, “A Woman’s Place.” She begins by explaining that she is a member of the first women’s caucus in the United States Congress. She talks about how she became elected as a representative of...
    • Leonard Stern interview, 1994 June

    • Television - Production and direction - Humor
    • Leonard Stern discusses his book, “A Martian Wouldn’t Say That.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of strange memos that his friends have gotten while working in the entertainment industry. He talks about his career...
    • Stacy Schiff interview

    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; United States - Foreign relations - France; France - Foreign relations - United States; United States - Foreign relations - 1775-1783
    • Stacy Schiff discusses her book, “A Great Improvisation.” She begins by explaining the reasons Benjamin Franklin went to France to get support for the new American colonies. She talks about Franklin’s troubled relationship with his son, and...
    • Joseph Wapner interview, 1987 December

    • Wapner, Joseph A.; Judicial opinions - California; Justice, Administration of - California
    • Judge Joseph A. Wapner discusses his autobiography, “A View from the Bench.” He begins by talking about how he gave up a career as an attorney to be a municipal court judge. He is the judge on the television show “The People’s Court,”...

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