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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dr. Ravi Batra interview, 1988 October

    • Investments - United States; Finance, Personal - United States; Business cycles - United States
    • Connie begins the discussion with a quote from Dr. Batra’s book: “No country can cut taxes and increase defense spending and not expect to have deficit problems.” Dr. Batra uses this statement to discuss the factors that he predicts will result in...
    • Sam White interview, 1990 August

    • White family - Interviews; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Interviews; Comedy films - United States - History and criticism; Short films - United States - History and criticism; Three Stooges films - History and criticism
    • Sam White discusses the book David N. Bruskin wrote called, “The White Brothers.” He begins by explaining that this book is part of the Director’s Guild of America’s oral history project. Sam White talks about his oldest brother Jack, who worked...
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford interview, 1999

    • Women art dealers - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Art and the war - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Paris (France) - Fiction
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford discusses her book, “A Sudden Change of Heart.” She begins by talking about the two main characters in the book, Laura and Claire. Bradford describes Laura as “true blue,” an always devoted friend to Claire. She describes...
    • Dorothy Drummond interview, 2006 April 04

    • Palestine - Description and travel; Palestine - History; Jews - History; Arab - Israeli conflict; Drummond, Dorothy Weitz - Travel - Palestine
    • Dorothy Drummond discusses her book, “Holy Land, Whose Land?” She begins by explaining that her book focuses on how land that is sacred to three major world religions has always been, and remains today, a source of violent conflict. Drummond...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1988 March

    • Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Mexico; Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Central America; Mexico - Description and travel; Central America - Description and travel
    • Mary Morris discusses her book, “Nothing to Declare.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of stories from her time traveling in Mexico and South America. She talks about people she met along the way, and how important it is to...
    • Linn Ullman interview

    • Families; Alcoholism; Marriage
    • Linn Ullman discusses her book, “Before you Sleep." She begins by explaining that the book is told mainly in flashbacks and traces the history of a family filled with fractured personalities. The Blom family consists of Karin the narrator, her...
    • Marlo Thomas interview, 2006 June

    • Success; Celebrities - United States
    • Marlo discusses how hearing the right words at the right time can make a difference in the lives of others. Marlo relates that her father always managed to find the right thing to say to her at the right time, and she has used those words to get...
    • Barbara Raskin interview, 1987

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Middle-aged women - Fiction
    • Barbara begins the discussion talking about the real world research grounding her book about three girlfriends confronting the death of a mutual friend together and the changing notion of femininity reveal in that confrontation. Barbara also...
    • 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...
    • Yehuda Berg interview, 2002

    • Cabala; Spiritual life - Judaism; Mysticism - Judaism
    • Yehuda Berg discusses his book, “The Power of Kabbalah.” He begins by explaining what is Kabbalah, which originally began as an ancient wisdom. It later developed into different systems, which consists of more personal work, as well as a science...
    • 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...

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