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    • Spencer Johnson interview, 1981

    • Management
    • Spencer Johnson discusses the book that he co-wrote with Kenneth Blanchard, “The One Minute Manager.” He begins by explaining that it is a story about a young man who is looking to hire a manager whom people feel good around and who will increase...
    • Joyce Harrington interview

    • Murder mystery - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction
    • Joyce Harrington discusses her novels, “Family Reunion,” and “No One Knows My Name.” She begins by explaining how she got started writing murder mystery novels. She talks about submitting her short stories to magazines, and winning the Edgar...
    • Lynn Andrews interview, 1985 November

    • Andrews, Lynn V.; Whistling Elk, Agnes; Women shamans - Biography; Women and religion
    • Lynn Andrews discusses her ten-year journey working with women in Canadian First Nation communities to learn about the ancient power of womanhood. Connie felt that she had fallen into an abstract-impressionist painting reading Jaguar Woman, and...
    • Amy Ephron interview

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Man-woman relationships - Fiction; Secrecy - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Amy Ephron discusses her novel, “One Sunday Morning.” She begins by talking about prohibition in the 1920s and compares the era to that of the early 2000s. She talks about her characters’ journeys throughout the book and how she wanted to explore...
    • Gail Sheehy interview

    • Victims of terrorism - New Jersey - Middletown; Terrorism victims' families - New Jersey - Middletown; Middletown (N.J.) - Social conditions; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
    • Gail Sheehy discusses her book, “Middletown America.” She begins by describing how the town of Middletown, New Jersey coped after many members of their community were killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She...
    • Simon Sebag Montefiore interview, 2004 June

    • Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953; Heads of state - Soviet Union - Biography; Soviet Union - History - 1925-1953
    • Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses his biography, “Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar.” He begins by talking about Josef Stalin’s early life in Georgia and his relationship with his parents. Stalin was always a lover of literature and had a...
    • Eliza Minot interview

    • Families - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction
    • Eliza Minot discusses her book, “The Tiny One.” She explains that the novel follows the story of eight-year-old Via Mahoney Revere. When Via’s mother dies unexpectedly in a violent car crash, Via struggles with her grief. She is confused by her...
    • Teddi Sanford and Mickie Silverstein interview

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Television programs - Fiction
    • Teddi Sanford and Mickie Silverstein discuss their novel, “Number One Sunseet Boulevard.” They begin by explaining that their book is about two women who are co-anchors of a cable television show. They talk about the competition between women and...
    • Marc Allen interview

    • Success in business; Entrepreneurship; Management
    • Marc Allen discusses his book, Visionary, in which he explores how to start and maintain your own business. In the first section, Marc covers deciding "who you are and what you are doing," and focuses on partnerships, the need for a clearly defined...
    • James Coco interview, 1985

    • Low-calorie diet; Low-calorie diet - Recipes; Food - Caloric content - Tables
    • James Coco discusses his book, The James Coco Diet, which details how he overcame his weight issues and developed a healthy lifestyle. Martinson remarks that this book is really two books in one: one tells of Coco’s life and his struggle with...
    • 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...
    • Jane Stanton Hitchcock interview

    • Socialites - Fiction; Rich People - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Widows - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Upper class - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Young women - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Social life and...
    • Jane Stanton Hitchcock discusses her novel, “One Dangerous Lady.” She begins by talking about the plot of the book and how social climbing and murder go hand-in-hand. She then talks about her background growing up in high society and her...
    • Robert Scheer interview, 2006

    • Scheer, Robert; Presidents - United States - Interviews; United States - Politics and government - 1945-1989; United States - Politics and government - 1989-
    • Robert Scheer discusses his book, “Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton: and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush.” He begins by explaining the differences between a political interview...
    • Georja Skinner interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Social life and customs; Christmas decorations - California - Los Angeles; Christmas - California - Los Angeles; Skinner, George, d. 1978
    • Georja Skinner discusses her book, “The Christmas House.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of her father’s life. Her father, George Skinner, moved from Canada to Santa Monica with his father. When they left Canada he was told...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Americans - France - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his novel, “The Conversion.” He begins by explaining his book is about a young male writer who moves to Italy and has a relationship with an older man. When one of the men dies, the other begins to investigate the...
    • James Rudin interview, 1989 January

    • Jaffe, Hirshel - Health; Rabbis - New York (State) - Newburgh - Biography; Leukemia - Patients - Biography
    • James Rudin begins the interview discussing how the power of faith and friendship helped his friend, rabbi Hirshel Jaffe, overcome cancer and a crisis of faith. James delves into a number of different topics during the interview, ranging from a...
    • Martin Katahn interview

    • Low-calorie diet; Low-calorie diet - Recipes
    • Martin begins the discussion talking about his work researching diets and how it lead him to finding a diet that balanced but would result in weight loss 2 or 3 times as fast as eating a normal health diet, but one that does not slow the metabolic...
    • Steven Ivory interview, 2004 February

    • Ivory, Steven - Relations with women; Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Steven Ivory discusses his autobiography, “Fool In Love.” He begins by telling how his book came into production after readers of his online column asked him to compile his essays. He talks about how his book is grouped into three parts: dealing...
    • Leonard Guarente interview

    • Aging - Genetic aspects; Aging - Molecular aspects
    • Leonard Guarente discusses his book, “Ageless Quest.” He begins by explaining that his book is about his personal search for eternal youth and to stop the aging process. He talks about his career as a biologist and professor at the Massachusetts...

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