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    • Allan Miller interview, 1992 August

    • Acting
    • Allan Miller discusses his book, “A Passion for Acting.” He begins by explaining that he has acted in over 175 different movies and television shows including LA Law, Northern Exposure, and many soap operas. He talks about his time at the Actor’s...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview, 1995 August

    • Cooks - Fiction; Mafia - Fiction; Restaurants - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “Bone in the Throat.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young sous chef who gets involved with the mafia in New York City. He explains his own career as a chef and that he graduated from the...
    • Axel Madsen interview, 1994 August

    • Stanwyck, Barbara, 1907-1990; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Axel Madsen discusses his biography, “Stanwyck.” He begins by explaining the early life of actress Barbara Stanwyck, including her sudden rise to fame. He talks about meeting her and how her personality differed from her on-screen persona. He...
    • Barack Obama interview, 1995 August

    • African Americans - Biography; Racially mixed people - United States - Biography; Racism - United States; United States - Race relations
    • Barack Obama discusses his book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” Obama shares his family’s background and its influence in his life. He tells of his mother’s emphasis of instilling a strong African and African American...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey interview, 1984 August

    • Ferraro, Barbara; Hussey, Patricia, 1949-; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - United States - History - 20th century; Catholic Church - United States - History - 1965-; Catholic Church - Doctrines; Ex-nuns - United States - Biography; Abortion -...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey discuss their book, “No Turning Back.” They begin by explaining that they are both former nuns in the Catholic Church. Ferraro talks about the Church’s taking away of individuality, spirit, femininity, and...
    • Bridget Hughes interview 2004 August 02

    • Literature - Collections
    • Bridget Hughes discusses her book, “The Paris Review.” She begins by sharing that prior to George Plimpton’s death and her promotion to editor she had been a managing editor for "The Paris Review" and worked directly with Plimpton putting the...
    • Charles Johnson interview, 1990 August

    • Slave trade - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Charles Johnson discusses his book, “Middle Passage.” He says the “middle passage” is the journey from the African west coast to the United States. Johnson describes the protagonist, Rutherford Calhoun, a former slave, his brother, Jackson, and...
    • Clyde Phillips interview, 2003 August

    • Candiotti, Jane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - San Francisco - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction;
    • Connie and Clyde begin the interview talking about the moral and ethical dilemmas at the heart of his most recent murder-mystery as well as briefly discussing his fascination with the murder-mystery genre in general. For the majority of the...
    • Leonard Mlodinow interview, 2003 August

    • Mlodinow, Leonard, 1954-; Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988; Physicists - United States - Biography;
    • Connie and Leonard’s discussion weaves between Leonard’s intellectual odyssey, his work and friendships at Cal-Tech, and how he became a professional writer. In particular, he talks about his experience working with and talking to Richard Feynman...
    • Periel Aschenbrand interview, 2005 August

    • Sex - Humor; Sex customs - United States - Humor; Political satire, American;
    • Connie and Periel begin the interview discussing Periel’s relationship with her mother and her maternal grandmother. For the majority of the interview, Periel talks about the incidents and stories from her book. For example, Periel talks about her...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary businessman...
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley interview, 1993 August

    • Quotations, English; African Americans - Quotations; Blacks - Quotations
    • Dorothy Winbush Riley discusses her book, “My Soul Looks Back, ‘Less I Forget.” She begins by explaining that her book is a compilation of quotes from African American people. She talks about how she initially self-published her book, but after...
    • Robin Cook interview, 2003 August

    • Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction
    • Dr. Robin Cook discusses his book, “Seizure.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which deals with the topic of stem cell research. The main character of the book, Lowell, is a professor at Harvard who decides to develop his own company,...
    • Francoise Gilot interview, 1991 August

    • Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 - Friends and associates; Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 - Friends and associates
    • Francoise Gilot discusses her book, “Matisse and Picasso: A Friendship in Art.” She describes Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso’s relationship and a group of artist friends. Gilot says Picasso admired her poetry and that Picasso and Matisse...
    • Frank Snepp interview, 1999 August

    • Snepp, Frank - Trials, litigation, etc.; Snepp, Frank. Decent interval; United States; Central Intelligence Agency - Officials and employees; Prior restraint - United States; Freedom of the press - United States; National security - United States;
    • Frank begins the interview discussing his work as an analyst for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the Vietnam War. In particular, Frank discusses his first book, Decent Interval (1977), which chronicles how the CIA failed its...
    • Fred Emery interview, 1994 August

    • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Watergate Affair, 1972-1974
    • Fred Emery discusses his book, “Watergate.” He begins by explaining that the book was written in conjunction with a television series about Richard Nixon’s Presidency and the Watergate scandal. He describes the Houston Plan, which allowed...
    • 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...
    • Gigi Levangie Grazer, 2005 August

    • Divorced women – Fiction; Motion picture producers and directors – Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Fiction;
    • Gigi begins the interview talking about the dichotomy between depth of meaning and comedy, whimsy and harshness in the books that she enjoys and respects and how that dichotomy influences her own works. For the majority of the interview, Connie and...
    • Ian Gurvitz interview, 2006 August

    • Television broadcasting - United States - History - 21st century; Television authorship - United States; Television authorship; Television broadcasting; United States;
    • Ian and Connie begin the interview discussing the passion it takes to be a screenwriter as well as how difficult it is to be a screenwriter. For the majority of the interview, Ian and Connie’s discussion weaves between “nuts-and-bolts” advice about...

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