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    • 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...
    • Lois Frankel interview, 2004 May

    • Attitude (Psychology); Success - Psychological aspects; Self-actualization (Psychology); Achievement motivation in women; Women - Psychology
    • Lois Frankel discusses her book, “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office.” The book reveals 101 self-sabotaging behaviors that women learn as children. Frankel explains that these habits and behaviors are what hold them back in the workplace. Some...
    • Don Bachardy interview, 2004 April

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Anecdotes
    • Don Bachardy discusses his book, “Stars in My Eyes.” The book contains diary entries that were written during portrait sittings. Bachardy shares stories about Bette Davis, Alice Faye, Mia Farrow, Jill St. John, Vicente Minelli, Lawrence Olivier,...
    • Don Curtis and Ingulf Kiland interview, 1986

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Causes; World War, 1939-1945 - Atrocities; World War, 1939-1945- United States; World War, 1939-1945- Personal narratives, American;
    • Brigadier General Don Curtis talks about his career in the Marine Corps during World War I and World War II. He discusses being at Pearl Harbor in the 1920s and watching over the new submarine fleets. He talks about his tours in the United...
    • Cristina Ferrare interview, 1999

    • Menopause - Popular works; Menopause - Complications - Diet therapy - Recipes; Middle-aged women - Health and hygiene - Popular works
    • Cristina Ferrare discusses her book, “Okay, So I Don’t Have a Headache.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the struggles women face with menopause, PMS, and growing older. She talks about her strained relationship she had with her...
    • Norman Mailer interview, 1984

    • Authors - Fiction; Provincetown (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Norman Mailer discusses his book, “Tough Guys Don’t Dance.” Mailer details the plot, which is set in Provincetown, Massachusetts and follows the protagonist Tim Madden. Madden is an alcoholic writer who is attracted to wealthy blondes. When he...
    • Donald Passman interview

    • Government investigators - Fiction; Cryptographers - Fiction; Terrorism - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Don Passman discusses his novel “Mirage.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the United States government experimenting on the public with drugs and hypnosis. The project is called The Mirage, and innocent people are subconsciously...
    • Dan Gookin interview

    • World Wide Web
    • Dan Gookin discusses his book, “Web Wambooli.” He begins by explaining that he made up the word ‘wambooli’ to convey technical jargon which common people don’t understand. He talks about the differences between modems, connections, and which...
    • Gene Perret interview, 1984 January

    • Wit and humor - Authorship
    • Gene Perret discusses his book, “How to Write and Sell Your Sense of Humor.” He begins by talking about how he writes jokes for comedians Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller. He began writing jokes when he sent Phyllis Diller some lines, and she decided...
    • Gary Heavin interview, 2003 July

    • Women - Health and hygiene; Exercise; Physical fitness; Diet; Nutrition; Health
    • Gary Heavin discusses his book, “Curves.” He begins by talking about different popular diets that people are doing today and why they don’t work. He talks about how no one should restrict entire food groups from their diet permanently. Heavin...
    • David Wolpe interview, 1999

    • Loss (Psychology) - Religious aspects - Judaism; Consolation (Judaism); Bereavement - Religious aspects - Judaism; Jewish way of life
    • David Wolpe discusses his book, “Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times.” Wolpe talks about his relationship with Mitch Albom, who wrote the introduction of the book. He describes Jacob from the Bible, and states one must measure...
    • John Connolly interview, 2004 May

    • Islands - Fiction; Violence - Fiction; Maine - Fiction
    • John Connolly discusses his novel, “Bad Men.” He begins by explaining how he was inspired by folktales and legends that he learned growing up in Ireland. He talks about how he read an article about fortified islands off the coast of Maine and...
    • Harold S. Kushner interview, 2007

    • Moses (Biblical leader); Bible. O.T. Pentateuch - Criticism, interpretation, etc.; Disappointment - Religious aspects - Judaism; Faith; Adaptation, Psychological; Personal Satisfaction
    • Harold S. Kushner discusses his book, “Overcoming Life’s Disappointments.” He begins by explaining that he is a rabbi and a marriage counselor at his synagogue. He talks about God’s promise to never abandon his people in difficult times. He...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1988 March

    • Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Mexico; Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Central America; Mexico - Description and travel; Central America - Description and travel
    • Mary Morris discusses her book, “Nothing to Declare.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of stories from her time traveling in Mexico and South America. She talks about people she met along the way, and how important it is to...
    • Francesca Delbanco interview, 2004

    • Women theatrical producers and directors - Fiction; Theatrical companies - Fiction; Advice columnists - Fiction; Middle-aged men - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; Theater - Fiction; East Village (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Francesca Delbanco discusses her novel, “Ask Me Anything.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young girl who moves to New York City and writes a teen advice column. Her character gives bad romance advice because her relationships...
    • Robert MacNeil interview, 1995 November

    • Love stories; Political fiction
    • Robert MacNeil discusses his novel, “The Voyage.” He says that the book is about a woman who turns down a marriage proposal in her 20s and never gets asked again. He introduces the characters and talks about how two old lovers decide to meet up...
    • Louis L'Amour interview, 1983

    • California - Fiction
    • Louis L’Amour discusses his book, “The Lonesome Gods.” L’Amour says that the gods need worshippers as much as men and women need them. He describes the characters such as the Spanish Don Isidro, Johannes, and Ms. Nesselrode. L’Amour talks about...
    • Quentin Crisp interview, 1985

    • Etiquette
    • Quentin Crisp discusses his book, “Manners From Heaven.” He begins by explaining how his early life was different from most children’s, how he got made fun of by bullies and the strained relationship with his father. He advises how to gracefully...
    • John Allen Paulos interview, 2003

    • Investments - Psychological aspects; Stock exchanges - Psychological aspects; Stock exchanges - Mathematical models; Investment analysis; Stocks
    • John Allen Paulos discusses his book, “A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market.” He begins by discussing how people advertise stocks on the Internet. He talks about his decision to write the book after being involved in the WorldCom scandal, and...
    • Luis Rodriguez interview, 2005

    • Gangs - California - Los Angeles - Biography; Mexican American youth - California - Los Angeles - Biography
    • Luis Rodriguez discusses his book, “Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” He talks about growing up in El Paso, Texas, and the numerous jobs his parents held. Rodriquez shares that his eldest son joined a gang and is now in prison. He...

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