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    • Richard Rayner interview, 1995 November

    • Rayner, Richard, 1955–; Novelists, American – 20th century – Biography; College students – England – Cambridge – Biography; Criminals – England – Cambridge – Biography; Cambridge (England) – Social life and customs;
    • Connie begins the interview describing Rayner’s work, The Blue Suit, as seemingly fictional, or what one would think was fictional, but is in fact non-fiction. From this starting point, Richard and Connie discuss Richard’s life of crime, which...
    • 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...
    • Baxter Black interview, 1995 November

    • Cowboys – Fiction; Rodeos – Fiction; Oklahoma City (Okla.) – Fiction;
    • In this interview, Connie and Baxter Black devote the majority of their discussion to talking about Baxter’s writing style, his life as a rancher, roper, and especially, as a cowboy poet and spend very little of their discussion to the specifics of...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1996 January

    • Trials (Murder) – Fiction; New York (N.Y.) – Fiction;
    • Laura begins the interview talking about her personal experience with the jury selection process and serving as a juror for a murder trial that backgrounds her novel. For the majority of the interview, Laura and Connie discuss the characters and...
    • Connie Briscoe interview, 2002

    • African American families - Fiction; Mistresses - Fiction; Adultery - Fiction
    • Connie Briscoe discusses her book, “P.G. County.” “P.G.” stands for Prince George County and the book follows the lives of four black families living in a privileged gated community called Silver Lake. Briscoe goes on to describe the characters...
    • Malcolm Margolin interview, 1995 December

    • Indians of North America - California - Folklore; Indians of North America - California;
    • Malcolm and Connie begin their discussion briefly talking about how he became involved in publishing and writing books about California Native cultures. For the majority of the interview, Malcolm chronicles a number of different stories from his...
    • Pierre Salinger interview, 1995 November

    • Salinger, Pierre; Politicians - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography;
    • Connie and Pierre begin the interview briefly talking about his early life as a child concert pianist as well as his service with the U.S. Navy during World War II. For the majority of the interview, Pierre and Connie, in a wide ranging...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 1988 June

    • Milken, Michael; Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated; Consolidation and merger of corporations - United States; Junk bonds - United States; Stockbrokers - United States
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book, “The Predators’ Ball: The Junk-bond Raiders and the Man Who Staked Them.” Bruck says Michael Milken helped raise funds for Steve Wynn to open a casino in Atlantic City. She talks about Milken’s network of...
    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Cecilia Rasmussen interview, 1998 November

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles County (Calif.) - History;
    • Cecilia begins the interview talking the sometimes “unique” and often “unknown” people that contributed to the development of LA. Connie and Cecilia spend the majority of the interview talking about the unconventional individuals, like Joseph...
    • Joyce Jillson interview, 1983 January

    • Women – Humor; Femininity – Humor;
    • Connie and Joyce’s discussion of ‘Real Women’, a witty, tongue-in-cheek look at sexism, covers a variety of topics ranging from why real women don’t pump gas to the direct impetus behind writing the book. In particular, Joyce highlights that being...
    • Mary Ellen Pinkham interview

    • Home economics;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Mary Ellen discuss a number of the helpful hints included in her book from keeping socks together for easy pairing after washing them to getting whites whiter in the wash. Interspersed throughout the...
    • Dr. Susan Love interview, 1995 July

    • Breast – Diseases – Popular works; Breast – Cancer – Popular works;
    • Connie and Dr. Love begin the interview discussing that breast cancer is scary because it forces women to confront their mortality. For the majority of the interview, they discuss the treatment options available to women diagnosed with breast...
    • Laura Van Wormer interview, 1995 March

    • Consolidation and merger of corporations – Fiction; Authors – Fiction; Literary agents – Fiction; Friendship – Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) – Fiction;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Laura talk about the major characters and plot points in the book. They discuss the literary influences that helped shape the characters and themes in her book as well as Laura’s work in the publishing...
    • A. Scott Berg interview, 1989 April

    • Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography;
    • Andrew begins the interview discussing that he wanted to find a person through whose life he could tell a bigger story; Samuel Goldwyn, as the quintessential Hollywood movie mogul, offered Andrew such a story and opportunity. For the majority of...
    • Russell Banks interview, 1991 September

    • School bus accidents - Fiction; Community life - Fiction; New York (State) - Fiction
    • Connie and Russell’s discussion begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Russell describes how he created a small town morality play, which Connie describes, “in a funny way,” as a little bit Thornton Wilder and Robert...
    • Alexander Stille interview, 2002 May

    • Historic preservation - Philosophy; Technological innovations - Social aspects; Social change; Globalization - Social aspects; Nature - Effect of human beings on; Environmental protection; Antiquities - Collection and preservation; Cultural...
    • Alexander begins the interview discussing that he wrote the book to examine our changing relationship with the past and preservation via a number of different angles, from language and memory to material culture and globalization. For the majority...
    • Elizabeth Chiu King interview, 1986

    • Cooking, Chinese
    • For the majority of the interview, Elizabeth discusses the importance of cooking in and to Chinese culture as well as her own experiences learning to cook. Elizabeth and Connie also discuss the impact of communism on Chinese cooking and culture....
    • Noah Hawley interview, 2004 June

    • Wedding photography - Fiction; Commitment (Psychology) - Fiction; Women photographers - Fiction; Weddings - Fiction
    • Noah begins the interview talking about how he wanted to write a dark comedy that explored the reality of modern relationships as an alternative to the trite artifice of Hollywood’s romantic comedies. Noah and Connie spend the majority of the...

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