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    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • Richard N. Podell interview

    • Medical errors
    • Richard N. Podell discusses his book, “When Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Best: Medical Mistakes that Even the Best Doctors Make - And How to Protect Yourself.” He begins by explaining that it is the patient’s responsibility to ask the doctor...
    • Michael Shermer interview

    • Science - Miscellanea; Science - Philosophy
    • Michael Shermer discusses his book, “Science Friction.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of essays that explore the barriers and biases that both plaque and fuel science. In these essays he faces such questions as: how does...
    • David Wallechinsky interview

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
    • David Wallechinsky discusses his book, “The Knowledge Book.” He begins by discussing his own family and how neither of his parents went to college and instead were both autodidacts. He shares his memories growing up the child of parents who...
    • Jane Ciabattari interview, 1988 October

    • Office politics; Career development; Organizational change; Consolidation and merger of corporations; Corporate reorganizations
    • Jane Ciabattari discusses her book, “Winning Moves.” She begins the interview by explaining that her book is about how to know when you’re going to get fired from your corporate job. She talks about what to do if a new boss comes to the...
    • Ann Beattie interview, 1987

    • Katz, Alex, 1927– – Criticism and interpretation;
    • Ann begins the interview talking about what drew her to Alex Katz and how she came to know Alex’s work. For the majority of the interview, Ann discusses how she constructed the book from the details of Katz’s works and the commonalities she saw...
    • Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum interview

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Spirits –Fiction; Poland - Fiction
    • Lisa Rosenbaum discusses her book, “A Day of Small Beginnings.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot, which starts with the protagonist, Itzik who protects three small Jewish boys from a Polish peasant, only to result in the accidental...
    • Robert Greene interview, 2006

    • Conduct of life
    • Robert Greene discusses his book, “The 33 Strategies of War.” He begins by explaining that a good war strategy is to not fight at all, such as ignoring attacks like Queen Elizabeth I did during the defeat over the Spanish Armada. He talks...
    • Julie Buxbaum interview, 2008

    • Women lawyers - Fiction
    • Julie Buxbaum discusses her book, “The Opposite of Love.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book: a successful female lawyer named Emily who breaks up with her boyfriend and quits her job because she is looking for something more. ...
    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • Maywan Shen Krach interview, 1997

    • China - Civilization - Juvenile literature; China - Civilization
    • Maywan Shen Krach discusses her children’s book, “D is for Doufu.” She begins by explaining that the word ‘dofou’ is the English equivalent of ‘tofu’ and that she wanted to relate to what Americans know about Chinese culture. She...
    • Harold I. Gullan interview, 2005

    • Fathers of presidents - United States - Biography
    • Harold I. Gullan discusses his book, “First Fathers.” He begins by explaining how United States Presidents differ from their fathers, and talks about the different lessons they have learned from them. He discusses some fathers and sons who...
    • Laura Kalpakian interview, 1995 August

    • France - History - 1848-1870 - Fiction
    • Laura Kalpakian discusses her novel, “Cosette.” She begins by explaining that her book is a sequel to Victor Hugo’s famous novel, “Les Misérables.” She talks about how her book can stand independently from the original, and the reader...
    • John Ridley interview, 2002 June 12

    • African American comedians - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Racism - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • John Ridley discusses his book, “ A Conversation With the Mann.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book: a young black man’s struggle to become a comedian on The Ed Sullivan Show and achieve fame. He describes some of the other...
    • Carolyn See interview

    • Authorship; Fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; See, Carolyn - Authorship
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Making a Literary Life.” She begins by explaining that the book's target audiences are aspiring writers and dreamers. She wrote the book in an effort to teach them how to live their dreams. The book is a...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview, 1995 August

    • Cooks - Fiction; Mafia - Fiction; Restaurants - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “Bone in the Throat.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young sous chef who gets involved with the mafia in New York City. He explains his own career as a chef and that he graduated from the...
    • Samuel Freedman interview, 2005 July 30

    • Freedman, Eleanor, 1924-1974; Hatkin family; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Cancer - Patients - New Jersey - Highland Park - Biography; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Highland Park (N.J.) -...
    • Samuel Freedman discusses his book, “Who She Was.” He begins by discussing his reasons for writing the book. He shares that his mother died when he was a teenager and he later decided to research her life because he did not know that she had...
    • Gloria Steinem interview, 1984 October

    • Feminists - United States - Biography; Feminism - United States
    • Gloria Steinem discusses her book, “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.” Steinem talks about exposing the conditions of Playboy bunnies and her Smith College classmates. She says women were never allowed to know that they could be...
    • John Abramson interview, 2004 November 17

    • Medicine - United States; Medical care - United States; Pharmaceutical industry - United States
    • John Abramson discusses his book, “Overdo$ed America.” He begins by explaining that doctors have been taught to trust in medical journals, but now the industry has been taken over by commercial interests and doctors do not know where to turn....

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