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    • 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...
    • Allison Burnett interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Poets - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction
    • Allison Burnett discusses his book, “House Beautiful.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel which tells the story of a summer in New York city in which B.K. Troop, a bipolar, alcoholic, homosexual turns his Manhattan brownstone into a...
    • Arianna Huffington interview, 2004 May

    • United States - Politics and government - 2001-; Fanaticism - United States; Right-wing extremists - United States; Political corruption - United States; Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946- - Ethics; Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-
    • Arianna Huffington discusses her book, “Fanatics and Fools.” She begins by explaining how she tried to use humor and satire in her book in an effort to engage readers and to try to avoid being “preachy.” She stresses the power of words and...
    • Barack Obama interview, 1995 August

    • African Americans - Biography; Racially mixed people - United States - Biography; Racism - United States; United States - Race relations
    • Barack Obama discusses his book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” Obama shares his family’s background and its influence in his life. He tells of his mother’s emphasis of instilling a strong African and African...
    • Barnaby Conrad interview, 1987 March

    • Conrad, Barnaby, 1922 - Alcohol use; Betty Ford Center; Substance abuse - Patients - Rehabilitation - California; Alcoholics - United States - Biography
    • Barnaby Conrad discusses his book, “Time is All We Have: Four Weeks at the Betty Ford Center.” Conrad talks about his alcoholism and his relationship with his friend, Artie Shaw. He then describes some of the people he met at the Betty Ford...
    • Budd Schulberg interview, 1990 February

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; United States - Social life and customs - 20th century - Fiction
    • Budd Schulberg discusses his book, “What Makes Sammy Run?” He describes the character, Sammy Glick, and his life starting as a copy boy and then becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. Schulberg then talks about feminists’ views of the...
    • Cheryl L. Keyes interview, 2004

    • Rap (Music) - History and criticism; Rap (Music) - Social aspects; Hip-hop; Hip-hop - Influence; Hip-hop - Social aspects; Hip-hop - United States
    • Cheryl L. Keyes discusses her book, “Rap Music and Street Consciousness.” She starts by describing the early history of rap and hip-hop music by explaining how it’s a combination of Caribbean beats with a traditional African...
    • Chris Abani interview, 2006

    • Prostitution - England - London - Fiction; Nigerians - England - London - Fiction; Teenagers - Fiction
    • Chris Abani discusses his book, "Becoming Abigail." He says the book is about a woman trying to find herself in the shadow of her strong mother. Abani talks about domination and men wanting to own the female body. He also talks about Abigail and...
    • Chuck Jones interview, 1989 October

    • Animators - United States - Biography; Jones, Chuck, 1912 - 2002
    • Chuck Jones discusses his book, “Chuck Amuck.” He begins by explaining that the book is a narration of his life and career as a cartoonist. It all began with his very first animated character: a cat named Johnson and from there he went on to...
    • David L. Weiner interview, 1993 October

    • Thought and thinking; Human information processing; Brain; Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • David L. Weiner discusses his book, “Brain Tricks.” He begins the interview by explaining that his book is about becoming a more open and positive person. He talks about he did some soul-searching after being divorced twice to find out how he...
    • Edwin Wintle interview, 2005 July 18

    • Teenagers and adults; Parenting; Teenage girls - New York (State) - New York; Gay men - New York (State) - New York; Wintle, Edwin
    • Edwin Wintle discusses his book, “Breakfast with Tiffany.” He begins by explaining that the book is a personal memoir of the first year his niece Tiffany spent living with him. Wintle explains that prior to Tiffany he had been a successful...
    • Ellen Burstyn interview

    • Burstyn, Ellen, 1932-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • Ellen Burstyn discusses her book, “Lessons in Becoming Myself.” She begins by sharing stories from her childhood. She tells how she was sent away to boarding school at an early age and when she returned home she lived under the rule of a...
    • Geoffrey Wolff interview, 2003

    • O'Hara, John, 1905-1970; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Geoffrey Wolff discusses his biography, “The Art of Burning Bridges.” He begins by explaining the early life of author John O’Hara: his father left his family with little money and O’Hara desperately wanted to go to Yale. He began his...
    • James Haspiel interview,  1991 December

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 - Portraits; Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962
    • James Haspiel discusses his book, “Young Marilyn.” He begins by explaining how he met Marilyn Monroe when he was 16 and became one of her closest friends for 10 years. He talks about becoming an archivist for a collection of Monroe’s papers...
    • James McEachin interview

    • Civil rights movement; United States. Army; Segregation; Television acting; Korean War, 1950-1953; Veterans
    • James McEachin discusses his book, “Pebbles in the Roadway.” He begins by explaining that his book is a collection of essays and stories, which he wrote in an effort to “purge the mind.” He shares his memories of serving in the army and his...
    • Jan Burke interview, 1996

    • Kelly, Irene (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Jan Burke discusses her novel, “Remember Me, Irene.” She begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in the series that follows her character Irene Kelly, a detective and writer. Martinson asks Burke to read a passage from the beginning...
    • Janice Harrington interview

    • Southern States - Poetry Book; African American families - Poetry
    • Janice Harrington discusses her book, “Even the Hollow My Body Made is Gone.” She begins by explaining that her work received the 2008 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She then discusses her career as a librarian before becoming a writer and...
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen interview, 2006

    • Leadership - Moral and ethical aspects; Leadership - Psychological aspects; Power (Social sciences); Immorality
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses her book, “The Allure of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians - and How We Can Survive Them." Lipman-Blumen talks about the roles of leaders in times of crisis and the feelings they...
    • Jed Allan interview, 2005

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Television actors and actresses - United States - Anecdotes; Television personalities - United States - Biography; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Jed Allan discusses his autobiography, “Please! Spell the Name Right.” He begins by describing his background acting in movies, television programs, Broadway musicals, and soap operas. He tells about his early life in the entertainment...
    • Joey Berlin interview, 1996

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Quotations
    • Joey Berlin discusses his book, "Toxic Fame," which exposes the lives of the rich and famous. He talks about some of the major problems celebrities face after becoming famous, including the paparazzi and drugs. Berlin also talks about the pressure...

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