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    • Sherre Z. Hirsch interview, 2008

    • Self-actualization (Psychology); Self-actualization (Psychology) - Religious aspects - Judaism; Fate and fatalism - Religious aspects - Judaism; Providence and government of God - Judaism; Planning; Self-management (Psychology)
    • Rabbi Sherre Z. Hirsch discusses her book, “We Plan, God Laughs.” She begins by explaining her background as a female rabbi, and how she decided that the rabbinical path was right for her. She says that too many individuals live in the past,...
    • T.D. Jakes interview

    • Christian women - Religious life
    • T.D. Jakes discusses his book, “God’s Leading Lady.” He explains that the book was written in an effort to uplift Christian women by encouraging them to step out of the shadows and take their positions onstage as God’s leading ladies. To...
    • Amy Tan interview, 1991 July

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Chinese Americans - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; California - Fiction; China - Fiction
    • Amy Tan discusses her book, “The Kitchen God’s Wife.” Tan talks about the mother, daughter, and aunt characters in the book. She goes on to describe the mother’s abusive husband and the hardships women face when trying to leave abusive...
    • Bruce Feiler interview

    • Feiler, Bruce S. - Travel - Middle East; Bible. O.T. - History of Biblical events; Arab -Israeli conflict; Palestine - Description and travel; Iraq - Description and travel; Iran -Description and travel
    • Bruce Feiler discusses his book, “Where God was Born.” He begins by discussing his first book “Walking the Bible” and the PBS documentary he made on it. He shares his reasons for writing his new book, which was a need to explore how...
    • William Rusher interview, 1984 June

    • Conservatism - United States - History - 20th century; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989
    • William Rusher begins the interview describing how he became a conservative and then goes on to define modern American conservative thought. He argues that a proper understanding, a conservative understanding, of man’s nature, generally, requires...
    • Maya Angelou interview, 1986

    • Angelou, Maya; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Entertainers - United States - Biography; African American authors - Biography
    • Maya Angelou discusses her book "All of God’s Children need Traveling Shoes". She talks about a story in the book regarding her visit to Germany for a performance. While she was there she brought a long an Israeli guest to a breakfast with a...
    • Amy Fine Collins interview

    • Collins, Amy Fine - Friends and associates; Women automobile drivers - United States; Automobile driver education - Psychological aspects; Automobile driver education teachers - United States; Phobias
    • Amy Fine Collins discusses her book, “The God of Driving.” She talks about how she learned to drive a car and motorcycle at an older age than most people. She describes her driving instructor Attila and how the two struck up an unlikely...
    • Robin B. Wright interview, 1989 November

    • Iran - Politics and government - 1979-1997
    • Robin B. Wright discusses her book, “In the Name of God.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the rule of Shah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran. She talks about the differences among religious sects in the Middle East. She describes...
    • Ehud Sprinzak interview, 1991

    • Nationalism - Israel; Right-wing extremists - Israel; Religious Zionism - Israel; Israel - Politics and government
    • Ehud Sprinzak discusses his book, “The Ascendance of Israel's Radical Right.” Sprinzak says that there is a core group of the radical right that are settlers in the occupied territories. He talks about the Gush Emunim movement and its belief...
    • Joseph Heller interview

    • Israel - Kings and rulers - Fiction; Bible. O.T. - History of Biblical events - Fiction; David, King of Israel - Fiction
    • Joseph Heller discusses his book, “God Knows.” Heller begins by explaining that the novel is the story of King David told by David from his deathbed. Heller uses humor to relate the events of David’s life as the warrior king of Israel,...
    • Judith Miller interview, 1996

    • Miller, Judith, 1948- - Travel - Middle East; Islam and politics - Middle East; Middle East - Politics and government - 1979-
    • Judith Miller talks about her autobiography, “God Has Ninety-Nine Names.” She begins by explaining that the title of her book was borrowed from a line in the Quran. She explains her position as the Bureau Chief for the New York Times, and...
    • John Eliot interview, 2004 November 05

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Overachievement
    • John Eliot discusses his book, “Overachievement.” He begins by discussing how he served as a consultant to Rice University’s Baseball team who won the National Championship in 2003. He explains that as the team’s consultant he helped the...
    • Jonathan Kirsch interview

    • Terror - Religious aspects - Christianity - History; Inquisition
    • Jonathan Kirsch discusses his book, “The Grand Inquisitor’s Manual.” He begins by discussing the focus of some of his previous books and how this book is different in that it examines how government and religion allied together during the...
    • Joe Eszterhas interview

    • Motion picture authorship; Motion picture industry - California - Los Angeles - Anecdotes
    • Joe Eszterhas discusses his book, “The Devil’s Guide to Hollywood: The Screenwriter as God!” Eszterhas says it is a survival guide for screenwriters and how to get one’s vision onto the screen. He talks about his writing process and his...
    • Ron Carlson interview

    • Male friendship - Fiction; Idaho - Fiction
    • Ron Carlson discusses his book, “Five Skies.” He begins by discussing each of his characters and the effort he put into making them sound real and building their relationships and dialogue. He explains that the book is the story of three men...
    • Milton Viorst interview, 2003

    • Jewish diaspora; Judaism - History; Jews - History; Judaism and politics - Israel; Jews - Israel - Identity; Ultra-Orthodox Jews - Israel; Reform Judaism - Israel; Orthodox Judaism - Israel
    • Milton Viorst discusses his book, “What Shall I Do With This People?” He begins by explaining how religious Zionists and different groups feel about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. He talks about the title of his book and that it...
    • Harold Schulweis interview, 2001 October 05

    • Judaism - Customs and practices - Meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects -Judaism - Meditations; Life change events - Religious aspects - Judaism - Meditations; Jewish meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects - Judaism - Poetry
    • Harold Schulweis discusses his book, “Finding Each Other in Judaism.” He begins by explaining that the first instance of philosophical wisdom that is found in the bible is when God says that it is not good for the human being to be alone and...
    • Carol Schuller interview, 1985

    • Christian biography - United States; Amputees - United States - Biography; Skiers - United States - Biography
    • Carol Schuller discusses her book, “In the Shadow of His Wings.” Schuller talks about the amputation of her leg as a result of a motorcycle accident and her skiing endeavors. Footage of Schuller skiing and an interview by her father,...
    • 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. ...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1990 March

    • Intellect; Philosophy of mind; Mind and body
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Intellect: Mind Over Matter.” Adler talks about the difference between intelligence and intellect and that intellect is immaterial and not observable. He argues that humans are the only animals with...

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