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    • Ken Howard interview, 2003 July 22

    • Acting - Psychological aspects; Public speaking
    • Ken Howard discusses his book, “Act Natural.” He begins by explaining the origins of the book, which draws from courses he taught at Harvard and from his own career as an actor and sets out to demonstrate how to be a more effective public speaker...
    • Bob Stone interview, 2003 July

    • Administrative agencies - United States - Management; Organizational change - United States; United States - Armed Forces - Management; United States - Politics and government
    • Bob Stone talks about his autobiography, “Confessions of a Civil Servant.” He begins by talking about how he moved from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles and did research forecasting and predicting the needs of the army. He explains that he re-wrote...
    • Anne Taylor Fleming interview, 2003 January

    • Adultery – Fiction; Married people – Fiction; Cancer – Patients – Fiction;
    • Anne begins the interview talking about how and why she structured her novella as a story in two parts. In the first third of the interview, Anne talks about the first story in the novella. In particular, Anne discusses why wanted to portray a...
    • Murad Kalam interview, 2003

    • African American boys - Fiction; Boxers (Sports) - Fiction; Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction
    • Murad Kalam discusses his book, “Night Journey.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two brothers who choose drastically opposite life paths: one goes to prison, and the other becomes a champion fighter. He discusses the epidemic of...
    • Mat Johnson interview, 2003 July

    • African American neighborhoods - Fiction; Real estate business - Fiction; Real estate agents - Fiction; Gentrification - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Mat Johnson discusses his novel, “Hunting in Harlem.” He begins by explaining that his book is a story about the recreation of Harlem and bringing in a new community. He introduces his 3 main characters who are released from prison and enlisted...
    • Nikki Giovanni interview, 2003

    • African American women - Poetry
    • Nikki Giovanni discusses her book, “Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea.” Giovanni explains the meaning of the title and talks about the poems in her book. She discusses Mars and its unfamiliarity, a commitment to humanity and not revenge, Rosa Parks,...
    • Aimee Liu interview, 2003

    • Aircraft accident victims' families - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Americans - India - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-prostitutes - Fiction; India - Fiction; China -...
    • Aimee Liu discusses her novel, “Flash House.” She begins by explaining how a ‘flash house’ is another name used for a house of prostitution. The story centers in New Delhi, where a young woman is helping girls get out of the prostitution business...
    • 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...
    • James Carroll interview, 2003

    • Americans - Germany - Fiction; Runaway teenagers - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Teenage boys - Fiction; Cold War - Fiction; Widowers - Fiction; Berlin (Germany) - Fiction
    • James Carroll discusses his book, “Secret Father.” He describes the characters, Paul, and his son, Michael, and Michael’s friends Ulrich and Katharine. Carroll says the book is framed around the Cold War and the erection and dismantling of the...
    • Arthur Phillips interview, 2003 July 28

    • Americans - Hungary - Budapest - Fiction; Young adults - Fiction; Budapest (Hungary) - Fiction
    • Arthur Phillips discusses his novel, “Prague.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a group of 5 men who meet each other in Budapest and become friends. Two of the men are brothers with family problems, and Phillips describes how he...
    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town in...
    • Philip Reed interview, 2003

    • Austin, Mike, 1910-; Golfers - Biography - United States; Teacher-student relationships - United States; Swing (Golf)
    • Philip Reed discusses his book, “In Search of the Greatest Golf Swing: Chasing the Legend of Mike Austin, the Man Who Launched the World’s Longest Drive and Taught Me to Hit Like a Pro.” He begins by explaining that he worked with Mike Austin, a...
    • 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...
    • Seth Swirsky interview, 2003 April 11

    • Baseball - Anecdotes; Letters
    • Seth Swirsky discusses his book, “Something to Write Home About.” He begins by explaining that the point of the book is that everyone has a story to tell about baseball. The book includes letters from President George Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy,...
    • Betsy Blair interview, 2003 January 28

    • Blair, Betsy, 1923-2009; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Betsy Blair discusses her book, “The Memory of All That.” She begins by describing the beginning of her career in New Jersey dancing in a chorus line. It was during this time in her life that she met, then choreographer, Gene Kelly whom she would...
    • Susan Braudy interview, 2004 January

    • Boudin, Kathy; Boudin, Leonard, 1912-; Boudin, Jean; Left-wing extremists - United States - Biography; Radicalism - United States
    • Susan Braudy discusses her book, “Family Circle.” She begins by explaining that she is a personal acquaintance of Kathy Boudin, a left-wing radical who spent over 20 years in prison for murdering a policeman. She talks about how Boudin started...
    • Judith A. Jance interview, 2003 August

    • Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Fourth of July celebrations - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Sheriffs - Fiction; Cochise County (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • J.A. Jance discusses her novel, “Exit Wounds.” She begins by explaining that this book continues the series that follows characters Sherriff Joanna Brady and her husband Butch. She talks about how Joanna investigates the death of a woman who...
    • Gary Gach interview, 2003 August

    • Buddhism
    • Gary Gach discusses his book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism.” He begins by explaining that there are over 5 million Buddhists in the world, and many people convert because it is compatible with the beliefs of different religions. He...
    • Kevin Maney interview, 2003 April 28

    • Businessmen - United States - Biography; Computer industry - United States - History; International Business Machines Corporation - History; Watson, Arthur Kittredge, 1919 - 1974; Watson, Thomas J., 1914 - 1993; Watson, Thomas John, 1874 - 1956
    • Kevin Maney discusses his book, “The Maverick and his Machine.” He begins by explaining that the book is the story of Thomas Watson’s transformation of the disorganized Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company into the more efficient and successful...

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