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    • James Haspiel interview,  1991 December

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 - Portraits; Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962
    • James Haspiel discusses his book, “Young Marilyn.” He begins by explaining how he met Marilyn Monroe when he was 16 and became one of her closest friends for 10 years. He talks about becoming an archivist for a collection of Monroe’s papers and...
    • Myrlie Evers-Williams interview

    • African American women - Mississippi - Biography; African American women - Conduct of life; Women - United States - Conduct of life; Single mothers - United States - Psychology; Child rearing - United States
    • Myrlie Evers-Williams discusses her book, “Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I was Meant to be.” Evers–Williams talks about her grandmother’s influence and the importance of speaking clearly and correctly. She goes on...
    • Chris Abani interview, 2006

    • Prostitution - England - London - Fiction; Nigerians - England - London - Fiction; Teenagers - Fiction
    • Chris Abani discusses his book, "Becoming Abigail." He says the book is about a woman trying to find herself in the shadow of her strong mother. Abani talks about domination and men wanting to own the female body. He also talks about Abigail and...
    • Ellen Burstyn interview

    • Burstyn, Ellen, 1932-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • Ellen Burstyn discusses her book, “Lessons in Becoming Myself.” She begins by sharing stories from her childhood. She tells how she was sent away to boarding school at an early age and when she returned home she lived under the rule of a violent...
    • John Truby interview, 2007

    • Storytelling
    • John Truby discusses his book, “The Anatomy of Story.” He begins by explaining that the book is about the 22 essential elements of a good story. He talks about how important it is for an author to be able to give a short premise of his story and...
    • 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...
    • Jules Witcover interview, 2006

    • Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Jules Witcover discusses his book, “The Making of an Ink-Stained Wretch: Half a Century Pounding the Political Beat.” He begins by saying that he was a columnist for the “Baltimore Sun” and that he is syndicated by the “Chicago Tribune.” Witcover...
    • Joseph Finder interview

    • Business intelligence - Fiction; Success in business - Fiction; Corporate culture - Fiction; Commercial crimes - Fiction; Deception - Fiction
    • Joseph Finder discusses his book, “Paranoia.” He begins by discussing the research he did into competition amongst American technology companies and how there is more espionage going on between these companies today then there was during the Cold...
    • Allison Burnett interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Poets - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction
    • Allison Burnett discusses his book, “House Beautiful.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel which tells the story of a summer in New York city in which B.K. Troop, a bipolar, alcoholic, homosexual turns his Manhattan brownstone into a...
    • David L. Weiner interview, 1993 October

    • Thought and thinking; Human information processing; Brain; Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • David L. Weiner discusses his book, “Brain Tricks.” He begins the interview by explaining that his book is about becoming a more open and positive person. He talks about he did some soul-searching after being divorced twice to find out how he...
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen interview, 2006

    • Leadership - Moral and ethical aspects; Leadership - Psychological aspects; Power (Social sciences); Immorality
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses her book, “The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians - and How We Can Survive Them." Lipman-Blumen talks about the roles of leaders in times of crisis and the feelings they...
    • Linn Ullman interview

    • Families; Alcoholism; Marriage
    • Linn Ullman discusses her book, “Before you Sleep." She begins by explaining that the book is told mainly in flashbacks and traces the history of a family filled with fractured personalities. The Blom family consists of Karin the narrator, her...
    • Martin Amis interview, 2000

    • Amis, Kingsley - Family; Partington family; Novelists, English - 20th century - Biography
    • Martin Amis discusses his book, “Experience.” The book is about life and what one goes through every minute of the day. Amis talks about his father, Kingsley Amis, his nomadic childhood, and family. He also talks about becoming a writer and...
    • James McEachin interview

    • Civil rights movement; United States. Army; Segregation; Television acting; Korean War, 1950-1953; Veterans
    • James McEachin discusses his book, “Pebbles in the Roadway.” He begins by explaining that his book is a collection of essays and stories, which he wrote in an effort to “purge the mind.” He shares his memories of serving in the army and his...
    • Pete Hamill interview, 1994

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Irish Americans - Social life and customs; Journalists - United States - Biography; Alcoholics - United States - Biography; Drinking customs - United States
    • Pete Hamill discusses his book “A Drinking Life.” He talks about immigrants learning about baseball, the working class, and life after war. He says that men face their morality when they go into a war. Hamill shares that before becoming a...
    • Edwin Wintle interview, 2005 July 18

    • Teenagers and adults; Parenting; Teenage girls - New York (State) - New York; Gay men - New York (State) - New York; Wintle, Edwin
    • Edwin Wintle discusses his book, “Breakfast with Tiffany.” He begins by explaining that the book is a personal memoir of the first year his niece Tiffany spent living with him. Wintle explains that prior to Tiffany he had been a successful bachelor...
    • Chuck Jones interview, 1989 October

    • Animators - United States - Biography; Jones, Chuck, 1912 - 2002
    • Chuck Jones discusses his book, “Chuck Amuck.” He begins by explaining that the book is a narration of his life and career as a cartoonist. It all began with his very first animated character: a cat named Johnson and from there he went on to create...
    • Budd Schulberg interview, 1990 February

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; United States - Social life and customs - 20th century - Fiction
    • Budd Schulberg discusses his book, “What Makes Sammy Run?” He describes the character, Sammy Glick, and his life starting as a copy boy and then becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. Schulberg then talks about feminists’ views of the character,...
    • Alex Abella interview, 1998

    • Mexican Americans - Fiction; Santeria - Fiction; AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Alex Abella discusses his novel, “Dead of Night.” He begins by explaining that Santeria is the fastest growing religion in the United States. He talks about how his book is based on a real medical case of a man who murdered his victims in...
    • Paige Adams-Geller and Ashley Borden interview, 2008

    • Physical fitness for women; Health; Clothing and dress; Women's clothing; Fashion
    • Paige Adams-Geller and Ashley Borden discuss their book, “Your Perfect Fit: What to Wear to Show Off Your Assets and What To Do to Tone Up Your Trouble Spots.” Adams-Gellar begins by explaining her background in fashion, having an eating disorder,...

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