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    • T.C. Boyle interview

    • Marijuana industry - California - Fiction; Businesspeople - California - Fiction; Park, Mungo, 1771-1806 - Fiction; Discoveries in geography - Fiction; Explorers - Fiction; Africa, West - Fiction; United States - Social life and customs - 20th...
    • T. Coraghessan Boyle discusses three of his books, “Greasy Lake & Other Stories,” “Water Music,” and “Budding Prospects: A Pastoral.” In “Greasy Lake & Other Stories,” Boyle asks what would it have been like if Dwight D. Eisenhower had a...
    • Michael Halperin interview, 2002

    • Treatments (Motion pictures, television, etc.); Motion picture authorship; Television authorship
    • Michael Halperin discusses his book, “Writing the Killer Treatment.” He begins by explaining several ways a screenwriter can adapt a novel into a film, and how characters can be altered from the book to the movie. He talks about his personal...
    • Ed Massey interview, 1996

    • Imagination - Fiction; Cows - Fiction; Art museums - Fiction; School field trips - Fiction
    • Ed Massey discusses his children’s book, “Milton.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a little boy who pretends he is a cow named Milton and walks through different paintings in an art museum. Massey talks about his art education at...
    • Azar Nafisi interview, 2003

    • English teachers - Iran - Biography; English literature - Study and teaching - Iran; American literature - Study and teaching - Iran; Women - Books and reading - Iran; Books and reading - Iran; Group reading - Iran
    • Azar Nafisi discusses her book, “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” Nafisi shares what happened in her life when she returned to Iran in 1979 to teach at the University of Tehran. She says she was expelled from the university because...
    • Juan Williams interview

    • Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993; United States. Supreme Court - Biography; Judges - United States - Biography; Civil rights workers - United States - Biography
    • Juan Williams discusses his book, “Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary.” He says he interviewed Marshall in 1989 and part of 1990. Williams talks about quality neighborhood schools and desegregation and believes separate but equal is...
    • Roy L. Walford interview, 1983 June

    • Longevity; Aging; Life span, Productive
    • Roy L. Walford discusses his book, “Maximum Life Span.” He begins by explaining why aging differs from person to person. He describes about how older bodies can reject organ transplants. He talks about the theory that antioxidants can slow the...
    • Hugh Downs interview, 1988 December

    • Television personalities - United States - Biography; Downs, Hugh
    • Hugh Downs discusses his autobiography, “On Camera.” He begins by explaining how he got his start in radio and then later moved to television. Downs discusses his early exposure to “The University of Chicago Roundtable.” He goes on to share his...
    • Ariel Dorfman interview, 1987

    • Birth - Folklore; Babies - Fiction
    • Ariel Dorfman discusses his novel, “The Last Song of Manuel Sendero.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a baby who refuses to be born until his parents change the world and make it a better place. This baby gathers all the other...
    • David Spiegel interview, 1994

    • Critically ill; Terminally ill
    • Dr. David Spiegel discusses his book, “Living Beyond Limits.” He begins be explaining that his book helps people and their families deal with the news that they have cancer or another serious illness. He describes how he is a professor of...
    • Sara Paretsky interview, 1995 May

    • Warshawski, V. I. (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - Illinois - Chicago - Fiction; Homeless persons - Fiction; Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction‬
    • Private investigator V.I. Warshawski probes the world of abused women, runaway children and the homeless to find a killer. In the process she uncovers a financial fraud with links to Chicago banks and the university, forcing her to take on the...
    • Denny Miller interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Denny Miller discusses his book, "Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name?" He shares that he played football while he was in the military and that a theatrical agent handed him his card while he was a furniture mover. Miller says he was given...
    • Lisa Zeidner interview

    • Hotels; Swimming; Traveling sales personnel
    • Lisa Zeidner discusses her book, “Layover.” She begins by explaining that the plot follows the character, Claire Newbold who is grieving over the death of her son. Life becomes even more difficult for Claire when her husband admits to having an...
    • Shawn Shiflett interview, 2004 July

    • Mexico - Fiction
    • Shawn discusses his book about a couple attempting to fix their relationship by spending a quiet spring in Mexico; inevitably, however, the couple gets drawn into conflict involving American college students on spring break and racial and class...
    • David Brinkley interview, 1989 July

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Washington (D.C.); World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American; Washington (D.C.) - History
    • David Brinkley discusses his book, “Washington Goes to War.” Brinkley talks about the singer, Marian Anderson, and the protests of Howard University students. He then describes Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency and the Unites States’...
    • Greg Sarris interview

    • McKay, Mabel, 1907-; Pomo women weavers - Biography; Pomo baskets; Pomo mythology
    • Greg Sarris discusses his biography, “Mabel McKay.” He begins by explaining that this book is part of the Portraits of American Genius series published by the University of California Press. He talks about his Indian heritage, and his adoption by...
    • Gary H. Grossman interview, 2004

    • Presidential candidates - Fiction; Assassination - Fiction; Intelligence service - Fiction; Political crimes and offenses - Fiction
    • Gary H. Grossman discusses his novel, “Executive Actions.” He begins by explaining the role of Russian sleeper agents in America and how many have stayed in the United States after The Cold War. He also talks about how Andropov University set up...
    • Mat Johnson interview, 2003 July

    • African American neighborhoods - Fiction; Real estate business - Fiction; Real estate agents - Fiction; Gentrification - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Mat Johnson discusses his novel, “Hunting in Harlem.” He begins by explaining that his book is a story about the recreation of Harlem and bringing in a new community. He introduces his 3 main characters who are released from prison and enlisted...
    • John Pomfret interview

    • China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 - Biography; China - History - 1976 - 2002 - Biography; Foreign correspondents - China - Biography; American students - China - Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng) - Biography; Nanjing da xue - Alumni and...
    • John Pomfret discusses his book, “Chinese Lessons.” He begins by sharing his memories of living and studying in China. He explains that he left Stanford University to study history in China and discusses the differences between higher education in...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1992 November

    • Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001; Philosophers - United States - Biography
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his autobiography, “A Second Look in the Rearview Mirror.” He begins by talking about how he dropped out of Columbia University because he didn’t want to take physical education classes, but eventually got his degree...
    • Hal Ackerman interview, 2004

    • Motion picture authorship
    • Hal Ackerman discusses his book, “Write Screenplays that Sell: The Ackerman Way.” Ackerman says screenwriting takes a lot of time and effort and that stories come from the character’s desires. He talks about the accomplishments of some of his...

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