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    • Didi Conn interview, 1998

    • Grease (Motion picture); Film adaptations - History and criticism
    • Didi Conn discusses her book, “Frenchy’s Grease Scrapbook.” She begins by explaining that she is the actress that played the character Frenchy in the motion picture adaptation of “Grease.” The book is a compilation of photographs Conn’s mother...
    • Luis Rodriguez interview, 2005

    • Gangs - California - Los Angeles - Biography; Mexican American youth - California - Los Angeles - Biography
    • Luis Rodriguez discusses his book, “Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” He talks about growing up in El Paso, Texas, and the numerous jobs his parents held. Rodriquez shares that his eldest son joined a gang and is now in prison. He...
    • 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 company. ...
    • Manil Suri interview

    • Love, Maternal - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; India - Fiction
    • Manil Suri discusses his novel, “The Age of Shiva.” He begins by explaining that he wrote this book from the point-of-view of a 17 year old girl who seduces her older sister’s boyfriend. The girl goes from living in a very liberal household to a...
    • Warren Adler interview, 2004 April 26

    • Adult children of divorced parents - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction; Overweight women - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Single women - Fiction
    • Warren Adler discusses his book, “Children of the Roses.” He begins by explaining that he decided to write the book as a sequel to his previous novel “War of the Roses.” He discusses the effect that divorce has on children and how that plays out in...
    • Heather King interview

    • King, Heather, 1952-; Alcoholics - Biography
    • Heather King discusses her book, “Parched.” She begins by explaining that the book is the story of her life and how she struggled with alcoholism from an early age. She starts with her childhood and how she craved solitude and how she always felt...
    • 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...
    • Donald Passman interview

    • Government investigators - Fiction; Cryptographers - Fiction; Terrorism - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Don Passman discusses his novel “Mirage.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the United States government experimenting on the public with drugs and hypnosis. The project is called The Mirage, and innocent people are subconsciously...
    • Patty Fox interview, 1995 December

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Clothing - California - Los Angeles; Fashion - History - 20th century; Costume - History - 20th century
    • Patty Fox discusses her book, “Star Style.” She begins by talking about ordinary women who transformed themselves into icons using their sense of personal style. Some of the women she talks about in the book are: Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford,...
    • Stephen Hunter interview

    • Castro, Fidel, 1926- - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Organized crime - Fiction; Casinos - Fiction; Cuba - History - 1933-1959 - Fiction; Havana (Cuba) - Fiction
    • Stephen Hunter discusses his novel, “Havana.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his main character Earl Swagger. He talks about how he wanted to explore the relationship between two men who admire each...
    • Penny Mickelbury interview, 2000

    • Gibson, Carole Ann (Fictitious character) - Fiction; African American women lawyers - Fiction
    • Penny Mickelbury discusses her book, “The Step Between,” which is about a corporate attorney Caroline, whose husband was killed. Motivated to find the killer, Caroline begins her own private investigation firm. Penny has developed this story into...
    • Daniel Price interview

    • Celebrities - Fiction; Rap musicians - Fiction; Public relations consultants - Fiction
    • Daniel Price discusses his book, “Slick.” He begins by sharing the plot of the novel that follows the protagonist, Scott, who is a media operative. In the beginning of the book Scott is hired by a hotel chain to promote the opening of a new hotel...
    • Alecia Beldegreen interview

    • Beds - History; Beds - Folklore; Sleeping customs; Interior decoration
    • Alecia Beldegreen discusses her book, “The Bed.” She begins by discussing the history of the bed and how it began in Egypt. She explains that the bed has always reflected human believes and rituals. Beldegreen then describes the beds during Grecian...
    • Nathaniel Branden interview

    • Awareness; Self-perception; Conduct of life
    • Nathaniel Branden discusses his book, “The Art of Living Consciously.” He begins by explaining how he came up with the idea for the book. He advises that people must always be aware of their emotions and feelings towards others. He talks about...
    • Catherine Coulter interview, 2003

    • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Fiction; Sherlock, Lacey (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction
    • Catherine Coulter discusses her novel, “Blindside.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young boy who is kidnapped and how he escapes. She talks about how this is the eighth novel in the series that involves the Federal Bureau of...
    • Steve Hanks interview, 1994

    • Hanks, Steve, 1949-; Painters - United States; Watercolor painting
    • Steve Hanks discusses his book, “Poised Between Heartbeats,” which discusses how he evolved into an artist. Beginning with his roots in Coronado, California, it is only when Steve moved to New Mexico that he truly blossomed as an artist. Steve...
    • Bill Bryan interview

    • Reality television programs
    • Bill Bryan discusses his book, “Keep It Real.” He begins by commenting on the similarities between the book’s plot and some major modern television shows. He then details the plot of the novel which follows the protagonist Ted who over hears...
    • Manis Friedman interview

    • Sex - Religious aspects - Judaism; Judaism
    • Rabbi Manis Friedman discusses his book, “Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore?” He begins by discussing the need for borders and the problem with trespassing on other's borders and coveting what is on the outside of your borders. He then explains that it...
    • Sue Mansfield interview, 1983

    • War - Psychological aspects
    • Sue Mansfield discusses her book, “The Gestalts of War,” which looks at patterns of wars in different social civilizations. In the 1800s, war was about greed; in the present, it is more about religious conflict. She ultimately sees war as...
    • Mary Sheldon interview

    • Theatrical agents - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Mary Sheldon discusses her book, “Pandora Brown.” She begins by describing the plot, which follows the character Pandora who is teased by the other kids at school except for Gary who becomes her love interest. As the novel unfolds Gary and...

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