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    • Jane Glenn Haas interview, 2001

    • Haas, Jane Glenn, 1937-; Older people - United States; Aging - United States; Older women - United States - Biography
    • Jane Glenn Haas discusses her biography, “Time Of Your Life.” She begins by talking about feeling older and being diagnosed with breast cancer. She talks about the wonders of face-lifts and plastic surgery, and how it helped her feel better about...
    • James Fraser interview

    • United States - Biography - Anecdotes; United States - History - Anecdotes; Social movements - United States - History - Anecdotes; National characteristics, American - Anecdotes; Social reformers - United States - Biography - Anecdotes; Political...
    • James Fraser discusses his book, “A History of Hope.” He begins by explaining the premise of the book, which is that the United States was founded on hope for the future and has been powered by it throughout its history. From there he tells of the...
    • Paige Adams-Geller and Ashley Borden interview, 2008

    • Physical fitness for women; Health; Clothing and dress; Women's clothing; Fashion
    • Paige Adams-Geller and Ashley Borden discuss their book, “Your Perfect Fit: What to Wear to Show Off Your Assets and What To Do to Tone Up Your Trouble Spots.” Adams-Gellar begins by explaining her background in fashion, having an eating disorder,...
    • Jennifer Allen interview, 1990

    • California - Social life and customs - Fiction
    • Jennifer Allen discusses her book, “Better Get Your Angel On,” which consist of a series of short stories. Jennifer is the daughter of the famous football coach George Allen, who taught her resilience. Jennifer spent much time alone as she grew...
    • Art Buchwald interview, 1983

    • United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989 - Humor; United States - Civilization - 1970- - Humor
    • Art Buchwald discusses his book, “While Reagan Slept.” Buchwald talks about Nancy Reagan and James Watt, the United States Secretary of the Interior under Ronald Reagan. He goes on to say that he sleeps better when Reagan sleeps and that we’re...
    • Interview with Friedrich Hacker

    • Terrorism; Terrorism - Case studies;
    • Friedrich and Connie begin the interview talking about his belief that the social sciences have an important role to play in helping us better understanding terrorism and how to mediate and mitigate its impact. For the majority of the interview,...
    • 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...
    • Dennis Wholey interview, 1997

    • Life; Change (Psychology); Spiritual life
    • Dennis Wholey discusses his book, The Miracle of Change, which explores change in all its aspects and its impact on an individual’s sense of well-being. Filled with practical strategies and important insights, The Miracle of Change, draws upon the...
    • Aline Romanones interview, 1995 May

    • Carlos, - the Jackal - Fiction; Terrorists - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction
    • Aline, Countess of Romanones, discusses her book, The Well-Mannered Assassin, about a jet-setting woman enlisted as a spy by the CIA to prevent nuclear weapon plans from being acquired by terrorists. The majority of the discussion centers on the...
    • Lee Stringer interview, 2004 June 25

    • Problem children - United States - Biography; Hawthorne - Cedar Knolls School; Stringer, Lee
    • Lee Stringer discusses his novel, “Sleepaway School,” in which he recounts both his years at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls, a school for children at risk, and the years and events that landed him there. He explains how growing up poor and black in a...
    • Peter C. Whybrow interview

    • Affective disorders; Self; Personality; Health
    • Peter C. Whybrow discusses his book, “A Mood Apart.” He begins by explaining how he is the director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. He says that 15% of people with severe mood disorders end up committing suicide. He lists several...
    • 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...
    • Deborah Kidushim-Allen interview, 1980 July 24

    • Cooking, American; Sugar-free diet - Recipes; Salt-free diet - Recipes; Low-fat diet - Recipes
    • Deborah Kidushim-Allen cooks several recipes from her book, “Light Style.” She begins by explaining the importance of low-fat cooking and gives tips on how to prepare food with fewer calories. She cooks chicken marsala first, emphasizing that it...
    • Rick Wartzman interview, 2008 August

    • Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968. Grapes of wrath; Steinbeck, John, 1902-1968 - Censorship; Challenged books; Prohibited books; Censorship
    • Rick Wartzman discusses his book, “Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.” Wartzman talks about the 400,000 people who migrated to California from the Dust Bowl searching for a better life because...
    • Kate Phillips interview, 1996

    • Older people - Fiction; Older women - Fiction
    • Kate Phillips discusses her novel, “White Rabbit.” She begins by explaining that the book is told from the point of view of an 88-year-old woman Ruth. The book takes place in the span of 24 hours, but shows many flashbacks from Ruth’s younger...
    • Dr. Susan Love interview, 1995 July

    • Breast – Diseases – Popular works; Breast – Cancer – Popular works;
    • Connie and Dr. Love begin the interview discussing that breast cancer is scary because it forces women to confront their mortality. For the majority of the interview, they discuss the treatment options available to women diagnosed with breast...
    • Ian McEwan interview

    • Great Britain - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Editors - Fiction; Composers - Fiction; Foreign ministers - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction
    • Ian McEwan discusses his novel, “Amsterdam.” He details the plot, which begins with the death of photographer/restaurant critic, Molly Lane. Molly’s death leads her many friends and lovers to ponder their own mortality. Two of her former lovers, a...
    • Arthur Maslow interview, 1982 December

    • Young adults – Family relationships; Parenting;
    • Arthur begins the interview talking about the factors that distinguish a child from a young adult. Arthur also talks about how “family systems” function to push or pull young adults in or out of the family and how parents can better manage those...
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen interview, 2008

    • Leadership; Organizational behavior
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses her book, “The Art of Followership.” She begins by explaining that this book came out of a conference at the Claremont Colleges about followers and leadership. She discusses how she co-edited the book with two other...

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