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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lenore Hershey interview

    • Hershey, Lenore; Ladies’ home journal; Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Lenore Hershey discusses her autobiography, “Between the Covers.” She begins by explaining that her book focuses around her time as the Editor for the Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. She talks about how she worked her way up to becoming...
    • Penny Mickelbury interview, 2000

    • Gibson, Carole Ann (Fictitious character) - Fiction; African American women lawyers - Fiction
    • Penny Mickelbury discusses her book, “The Step Between,” which is about a corporate attorney Caroline, whose husband was killed. Motivated to find the killer, Caroline begins her own private investigation firm. Penny has developed this story...
    • 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...
    • Geoffrey Wolff interview, 2003

    • O'Hara, John, 1905-1970; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Geoffrey Wolff discusses his biography, “The Art of Burning Bridges.” He begins by explaining the early life of author John O’Hara: his father left his family with little money and O’Hara desperately wanted to go to Yale. He began his...
    • John De Lorean interview, 1985

    • De Lorean, John Z.; De Lorean Motor Company - History; Businesspeople - United States - Biography; Automobile industry and trade - United States - History; Automobile industry and trade - Northern Ireland - History
    • John De Lorean discusses his book, “DeLorean.” He begins by explaining that he began the famous DeLorean Motor Company. He talks about growing up in Detriot, and becoming the CEO of General Motors Company. He discusses how he started his...
    • Manis Friedman interview

    • Sex - Religious aspects - Judaism; Judaism
    • Rabbi Manis Friedman discusses his book, “Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore?” He begins by discussing the need for borders and the problem with trespassing on other's borders and coveting what is on the outside of your borders. He then explains...
    • 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...
    • Arianna Huffington interview, 2004 May

    • United States - Politics and government - 2001-; Fanaticism - United States; Right-wing extremists - United States; Political corruption - United States; Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- - Ethics; Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
    • Arianna Huffington discusses her book, “Fanatics and Fools.” She begins by explaining how she tried to use humor and satire in her book in an effort to engage readers and to try to avoid being “preachy.” She stresses the power of words and...
    • Janice Harrington interview

    • Southern States - Poetry Book; African American families - Poetry
    • Janice Harrington discusses her book, “Even the Hollow My Body Made is Gone.” She begins by explaining that her work received the 2008 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She then discusses her career as a librarian before becoming a writer and...
    • Barnaby Conrad interview, 1987 March

    • Conrad, Barnaby, 1922 - Alcohol use; Betty Ford Center; Substance abuse - Patients - Rehabilitation - California; Alcoholics - United States - Biography
    • Barnaby Conrad discusses his book, “Time is All We Have: Four Weeks at the Betty Ford Center.” Conrad talks about his alcoholism and his relationship with his friend, Artie Shaw. He then describes some of the people he met at the Betty Ford...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Cheryl L. Keyes interview, 2004

    • Rap (Music) - History and criticism; Rap (Music) - Social aspects; Hip-hop; Hip-hop - Influence; Hip-hop - Social aspects; Hip-hop - United States
    • Cheryl L. Keyes discusses her book, “Rap Music and Street Consciousness.” She starts by describing the early history of rap and hip-hop music by explaining how it’s a combination of Caribbean beats with a traditional African...

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