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  • All fields: 2003
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    • Norma Barzman interview, 2003

    • Barzman, Norma; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography; Motion picture industry - United States; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Biography
    • Norma Barzman discusses her autobiography, “The Red and the Blacklist.” She begins by explaining that her book is about communists, like herself, who were hunted down in Hollywood in the 1950s. She talks about her early life in Russia and moving...
    • Joie Davidow interview, 2003

    • Davidow, Joie; Hemangiomas - Patients - United States - Biography; Birthmarks - Patients - United States - Biography; Hemangiomas - Psychological aspects; Birthmarks - Psychological aspects
    • Joie Davidow discusses her autobiography, “Marked for Life.” She begins by explaining that she was born with a large birthmark on her face and has worn a mask of makeup her whole life. She talks about growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and what it...
    • Vendela Vida interview, 2003

    • Young women - Fiction; Victims of crimes - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Nurses - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Philippines - Fiction
    • Vendela Vida discusses her novel, “And Now You Can Go.” Martinson asks Vida to read a passage from the book about a man who holds a woman at gunpoint in a park. She discusses how she had initially written a much different book, but edited out...
    • Crescent Dragonwagon interview, 2003

    • Vegetarian cooking; International cooking
    • Crescent Dragonwagon discusses her book, “Passionate Vegetarian.” She explains that the book includes over 1,000 recipes and promotes eating as a family. She talks about moving from New York to Arkansas, and how she became a vegetarian at age...
    • Sherry L. Meinberg interview, 2003

    • Stalking - United States; Stalking victims - United States; Stalking victims - United States - Biography
    • Sherry L. Meinberg discusses her book, “The Bogeyman.” She explains that a psychotic man has been stalking her for over 40 years. In the book she gives signs on how to recognize a potential stalker, how to handle it emotionally, and how not to...
    • Anne Garrels interview, 2003 October 20

    • Journalists - United States - Diaries; Iraq War, 2003 - Press coverage; Garrels, Anne, 1951 - Diaries
    • Anne Garrels discusses her book, “Naked in Baghdad” She begins by explaining how the book deals with her time as an NPR news correspondent in Iraq spanning before, during, and after the war. She shares some of her experiences involving artillery...
    • Julie Orringer interview, 2003

    • Short stories; Children - Fiction; Mother and child - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction
    • Julie Orringer discusses her book, “How to Breathe Underwater.” She begins by explaining how she gradually wrote this collection of short stories over the span of several years. She provides background information on her Jewish upbringing and how...
    • Joanne Koenig Coste interview, 2003

    • Alzheimer’s disease - Patients - Care - Popular works; Alzheimer’s disease - Patients - Rehabilitation - Popular works
    • Joanne Koenig Coste discusses her book, “Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s.” She begins by explaining that her husband got Alzheimer’s disease in his 40s. She talks about how the disease is usually hereditary. She describes the various symptoms and...
    • Stephen Fried interview, 2003

    • Wolpe, Gerald I.; Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Personnel management; Jews - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Politics and government; Rabbis - Employment - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia; Rabbis - Pennsylvania -Philadelphia -...
    • Stephen Fried discusses his book, “The New Rabbi.” He begins by explaining that his book follows the story of the Har Zion synagogue, which has to choose a new leader. He talks about how the death of his father brought him closer to his Jewish...
    • William Ouchi interview, 2003

    • School improvement programs - United States
    • William Ouchi discusses his book, “Making Schools Work: A Revolutionary Plan to Get Your Children the Education They Need." Ouchi talks about the schools he visited in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. He says he went through school budgets...
    • Amy Wallace interview, 2003

    • Castaneda, Carlos, 1931-1998; Anthropologists - United States - Biography; Cults - United States
    • Amy Wallace discusses her book, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda.” Wallace talks about her relationship with her father, Irving Wallace, and his relationship with Carlos Castaneda. She talks about Castaneda’s writings and...
    • Mimi Melnick interview, 2003

    • Clar, Reva Howitt; Dancers - United States - Biography; Vaudeville - United States - History
    • Mimi Melnick discusses her mother Reva Howitt Clar’s autobiography, “Lollipop.” She begins by explaining how her mother was a vaudevillian ballerina for the Fanchon and Marco vaudeville company and that her stage name was Lollipop. Melnick shares...
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson interview, 2003

    • Women lawyers - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Deborah Turrell Atkinson discusses her book, “Primitive Secrets.” She explains the opening scene of the book where her heroine Storm Kayama works at a law firm and finds her uncle dead in his office. She then explains how she allows the readers...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2003

    • Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 - Juvenile literature; Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917; Painters - France - Biography - Juvenile literature; Dancers in art - Juvenile literature; Artists; Painting, French; Dancers in art
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Degas and the Dance.” She begins by explaining that she wrote the book to figure out the process that Edgar Degas used to paint watercolors. She talks about how he studied ballerinas and would have a young...
    • Earl Merkel interview, 2003

    • Medical fiction; Biotechnology - Fiction; Vaccines - Fiction; Biological warfare - Fiction
    • Earl Merkel discusses his book, “Final Epidemic.” He begins by explaining that his novel explores the ethics of biological warfare. He talks about domestic terrorism and different terrorist organizations within the United States. He describes...
    • Clarence M. Agress interview, 2003

    • China - Fiction
    • Clarence M. Agress discusses his novel, “Spring Rain.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young girl who is Chinese and Russian and is saved by an English soldier. He talks about the Chinese opium trade, and how leaders would...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard interview, 2003

    • Megalithic monuments - England - Wiltshire - Juvenile literature; Megalithic monuments; Stonehenge (England) - Juvenile literature; Wiltshire (England) - Antiquities - Juvenile literature; Stonehenge (England); England -...
    • Nancy Stone Bernard discusses her books, “Valley of the Kings,” and “Stonehenge.” She begins by explaining that she is an archaeologist and was asked to write a series of books that dealt with famous monuments. She talks about the Egyptian Valley...
    • Maurice Zeitlin interview, 2003

    • Labor unions and communism - United States - History; Labor unions - Political activity - United States; United States - Politics and government
    • Maurice Zeitlin discusses his book, “Left Out.” He begins by talking about his career as a sociology professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He discusses the CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations, which was a group of unions in...
    • Harriette Cole interview, 2003

    • Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • Harriette Cole discusses her book, “Choosing Truth.” She begins by explaining that she spent many years as a fashion writer and now works to make women more confident with their body image. She advises that people should pay attention to their...
    • Lynn Miller interview, 2003

    • Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 - Appreciation - Fiction; Women college teachers - Fiction; English teachers - Fiction; Biographers - Fiction; Tarot - Fiction
    • Lynn Miller discusses her novel, “The Fool’s Journey.” She begins by explaining that her novel is about an associate professor who has an affair with the head of her department and gets fired from her job. She discusses the different jobs and...

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