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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Azar Nafisi interview

    • Nafisi, Azar; English teachers - Iran - Biography; Women college teachers - Iran - Biography; English literature - Study and teaching (Higher) - Iran; Women - Books and reading - Iran; Books and reading - Iran; Group reading - Iran;
    • Connie and Azar begin the interview talking about the “human nature” of the book, how it helped Azar connect to other people, and her early experiences teaching at the University of Tehran. In particular, Azar talks about her internal debate about...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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’...
    • Roy L. Walford interview

    • Longevity - Nutritional aspects; Rejuvenation - Nutritional aspects; Health; Diet - popular works
    • Dr. Roy L. Walford discusses his book, “The 120-Year Diet.” He begins by explaining that his book gives people advice on how to change their lifestyles to life longer. He talks about how he is a professor of pathology at the University of...
    • Lalita Tademy interview, 2001

    • African American families - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cane River Region (La.) - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction
    • Lalita Tademy discusses her novel, “Cane River.” She begins by explaining that her book is based on the story of her ancestors who were enslaved in Louisiana. She talks about the different generations of women who were all raised in the same...
    • Francine Ward interview, 2003 March 24

    • Self-esteem - Problems, exercises, etc.; Self-esteem
    • Francine Ward discusses her book, “Esteemable Acts.” She begins by sharing her background. She discusses how she used to be a drug addict, an alcoholic and a call girl, but then she turned her life around, graduated from Georgetown University Law...
    • George Takei interview, 1994 October

    • Takei, George, 1937-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • George Takei discusses his autobiography, “To the Stars.” He begins by explaining that he played Mr. Sulu in the original series of Star Trek. He talks about his early life growing up in Los Angeles and what it was like to live in...
    • Maurice Zeitlin interview, 2003

    • Labor unions and communism - United States - History; Labor unions - Political activity - United States; United States - Politics and government
    • Maurice Zeitlin discusses his book, “Left Out.” He begins by talking about his career as a sociology professor at University of California at Los Angeles. He discusses the CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations, which was a group of unions in...
    • Loraine Despres interview, 2001

    • Women - Louisiana - Fiction; Scandals - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction
    • Loraine Despres discusses her novel, “The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young southern belle whose family is falling apart. She talks how her main character Sissy meets a charming hunter,...
    • Frank McCourt interview, 2005

    • McCourt, Frank; High school teachers - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Irish Americans - Biography
    • Frank McCourt discusses his autobiography, “Teacher Man.” He begins by explaining that he wrote the bestselling book, “Angela’s Ashes,” and talks about the importance of writing about one’s own life. He discusses how he got his education at New...
    • Alex Abella interview, 1998

    • Mexican Americans - Fiction; Santeria - Fiction; AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Alex Abella discusses his novel, “Dead of Night.” He begins by explaining that Santeria is the fastest growing religion in the United States. He talks about how his book is based on a real medical case of a man who murdered his victims in...
    • Joel Rapp interview, 2004 May

    • Rapp, Joel; Television writers - United States - Biography; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Gardeners - United States - Biography; Radio broadcasters - United States - Biography
    • Joel Rapp discusses his autobiography, “Radio, TV, Mother Earth, & Me.” He begins by explaining that his father was a television program writer, and both of his parents were vaudeville actors. He talks about attending the University of Southern...
    • Jill McCorkle interview, 1990 November

    • Young adults - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction; Families - Fiction
    • Jill McCorkle discusses her novel, “Ferris Beach.” She begins by explaining that her book is about growing up in a small town. She talks about how young adults have to learn to discover their friends and family members. She describes her job...

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