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    • Rikki Klieman interview, 2003 July

    • Women lawyers - New York - Biography
    • Rikki Klieman discusses her book, “Fairy Tales Can Come True: How a Driven Woman Changed Her Destiny,” co-authored with Peter Knobler. Klieman says she loved being a trial lawyer and being in the courtroom. She also shares that she had wanted...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Edward Gonzalez interview, 2002

    • Intelligence officers - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; College teachers - Fiction; Cuba - History - 1959-1990 - Fiction
    • Edward Gonzalez discusses his novel, “Ernesto’s Ghost.” He begins by talking about his travels to Cuba in 1974 to study the Cuban Revolution. He talks about how his father was fighting for the revolution but became disillusioned in his...
    • Richard Matheson interview

    • Bradbury, Ray, 1920-; What dreams may come (Motion picture); The incredible shrinking man [Motion picture]; Somewhere in time (Motion picture); Sexual politics; Feminism
    • Richard Matheson discusses his book, “Woman.” He begins by discussing the plot, which opens on the night of the Emmys, as David and his wife Liz, who is an Emmy-nominated producer of a popular television show, are hosting a party at their home....
    • 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...
    • David Baldacci interview, 1996

    • United States presidents; Political fiction
    • David Baldacci discusses his novel, “Absolute Power,” which takes place in Washington DC, where a character Luther is set out to rob a mansion, but accidentally witnesses the President of the United States having an affair with the lady of the...
    • Gayle Lynds interview, 2004

    • Intelligence service - Fiction; Fathers - Death - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Women spies - Fiction; Extortion - Fiction; Assassins - Fiction; Cold War - Fiction
    • Gayle Lynds discusses her novel, “The Coil.” She begins by giving background information about her characters and their family relations and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) connections. She explains how she uses CIA spies in her story and...
    • 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...
    • Felicia Luna Lemus interview

    • Family secrets - Fiction; Gender identity - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction
    • Felicia Luna Lemus discusses her book, “Like Son.” She begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the story of Frankie, a gay woman who has undergone a sex change to become a man. Frankie’s story starts when her blind,...
    • Hal Ackerman interview, 2004

    • Motion picture authorship
    • Hal Ackerman discusses his book, “Write Screenplays that Sell: The Ackerman Way.” Ackerman says screenwriting takes a lot of time and effort and that stories come from the character’s desires. He talks about the accomplishments of some of...
    • Nicholas Kublicki interview, 2002 December 09

    • Diamond mines and mining - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Arkansas - Fiction
    • Nicholas Kublicki discusses his book, “The Diamond Conspiracy.” He begins by stating that diamonds themselves are neither good nor bad and that it is the diamond business and diamond cartels that lead to questions of good and bad. He then...
    • Mary Ellen Pinkham interview

    • Home economics;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Mary Ellen discuss a number of the helpful hints included in her book from keeping socks together for easy pairing after washing them to getting whites whiter in the wash. Interspersed throughout the...
    • Joan Nathan interview

    • Cooking, American
    • Joan Nathan discusses her book, “The New American Cooking.” She begins by explaining that American cuisine today is a combination of many different styles from other countries. She talks about how American food today is influenced by the...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2003

    • Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 - Juvenile literature; Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917; Painters - France - Biography - Juvenile literature; Dancers in art - Juvenile literature; Artists; Painting, French; Dancers in art
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Degas and the Dance.” She begins by explaining that she wrote the book to figure out the process that Edgar Degas used to paint watercolors. She talks about how he studied ballerinas and would have a...
    • Dinah Lenney interview, 2007 May 04

    • Gross, Nelson, 1932-1997; Lenney, Dinah; Murder - New Jersey - Case studies; Millionaires - Crimes against - New Jersey - Case studies; Children of murder victims - United States - Biography; Fathers and daughters - United States - Biography;...
    • Dinah Lenney discusses her book, “Bigger than Life.” She begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life and experiences beginning with the traumatic event of her father’s kidnapping in 1997. She shares how her father, Nelson...
    • Kiana Davenport interview

    • Hawaii - Fiction
    • Kiana Davenport discusses her book, “House of Many Gods.” Davenport describes the characters, Ana, an abandoned child, and her mother, Anahola. She talks about the men who have come home from war to unemployment and are wounded. Davenport...
    • T. Jefferson Parker interview, 1996

    • Revenge - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction
    • T. Jefferson Parker discusses his book, "The Triggerman's Dance," which begins with a woman, Susan, leaving work, and getting shot twice. She is engaged to an FBI agent, but is truly in love with John, who works at a newspaper. Both men come...
    • Gish Jen interview, 1991

    • Chinese Americans - Fiction
    • Gish Jen discusses her book, “Typical American,” which describes how a family from China migrates to America, and how they adjust to an American lifestyle. The family unites to pursue the American dream, while attempting to hold onto...

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