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    • Stephen J. Cannell interview

    • Scully, Shane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Police corruption - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Stephen J. Cannell discusses his novel, “Three Shirt Deal.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his character Shane Scully. He talks about how Shane’s wife Alexa gets shot in the head and her personality...
    • Russell Banks interview, 1991 September

    • School bus accidents - Fiction; Community life - Fiction; New York (State) - Fiction
    • Connie and Russell’s discussion begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Russell describes how he created a small town morality play, which Connie describes, “in a funny way,” as a little bit Thornton Wilder and Robert...
    • Phil Gordon interview, 2004 October 12

    • Poker
    • Phil Gordon discusses his book, “Poker.” He begins by explaining some basic poker vocabulary words like the “flop” and the “turn card.” He discusses how many phrases in the American lexicon actually originated from poker, such as, “bet your bottom...
    • David Spiegel interview, 1994

    • Critically ill; Terminally ill
    • Dr. David Spiegel discusses his book, “Living Beyond Limits.” He begins be explaining that his book helps people and their families deal with the news that they have cancer or another serious illness. He describes how he is a professor of...
    • 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...
    • Jimmy Breslin interview,  1991 September

    • Runyon, Damon, 1880-1946; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Broadway (New York, N.Y.) - Biography
    • Jimmy Breslin discusses his novel, “Damon Runyon.” He begins by explaining that the book is a non-fiction account of the life of writer Damon Runyon. Breslin talks about following Runyon’s paper trails all over the country and interviewing many...
    • John Eliot interview, 2004 November 05

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Overachievement
    • John Eliot discusses his book, “Overachievement.” He begins by discussing how he served as a consultant to Rice University’s Baseball team who won the National Championship in 2003. He explains that as the team’s consultant he helped the players...
    • Teri Garr interview

    • Garr, Teri, 1952-; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Multiple sclerosis - Patients - United States - Biography
    • Teri Garr discusses her book, “Speedbumps.” She begins by explaining that she began her career as a young dancer whose parents moved a great deal because of their careers in Vaudeville. She then shares that she received her first break in the film...
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2003

    • Mother and child - Fiction; Mental illness - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her children’s book, “Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry.” She begins by explaining that this is a book for children who may have a parent that suffers from bipolar disorder, an addiction problem, or any other mental...
    • Bruce Wagner interview, 2004 January

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Bruce Wagner discusses his novel, “Still Holding.” He begins by explaining that he grew up in Hollywood, CA and writes stories that explore the culture and heritage of the area. He describes the psychology of celebrity stalkers, look-a-likes, and...
    • Aljean Harmetz interview

    • Motion picture industry - United States; Motion picture producers and directors - United States; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States; Screenwriters - United States
    • Aljean Harmetz discusses her book, “Rolling Breaks and Other Movie Business.” She begins by explaining the glamorous on-screen side of Hollywood as well as the darker side that happens behind the scenes. She gives examples of how movie stars can...
    • Ann Darby interview, 1990

    • Women - California, Southern - Fiction; Nineteen sixties - Fiction
    • Ann Darby discusses her novel, “The Orphan Game.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a family who must deal with their teenage daughter’s pregnancy. She talks about the connection of the young girl to older characters in the novel. ...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “Hollywood Station.” He begins by explaining that the book takes place in the present day Los Angles Police Department. The book’s plot follows the officers of Hollywood station as they deal with the obstacles of...
    • Gore Vidal interview, 1988 December

    • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Reagan, Ronald; Israel
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “At Home.” He begins by explaining how the book is a compilation of twenty-four of his essays. The essays cover a six-year span and deal with controversial topics such as his plea that the United States make common...
    • Rosemary Altea interview, 1995 June

    • Altea, Rosemary; Grey Eagle (Spirit); Women mediums - Biography; Future life - Miscellanea
    • Rosemary Altea discusses her book, The Eagle and the Rose, which explores explores her ability and experiences talking with spirits and the dead. Rosemary details her experience learning to deal with her ability, confronting those who do not...
    • Arthur Hertzberg and Aron Hirt-Manheimer interview

    • Jews - Politics and government; Antisemitism - History; Christianity and antisemitism; Judaism - Apologetic works; Jews - Intellectual life
    • Arthur Hertzberg and Aron Hirt-Manheimer discuss their book, “Jews: The Essence and Character of a People.” They talk about the historical figures Abraham and Elijah, and believe that Judaism has always been preserved by a small minority. They...
    • Gail Sheehy interview

    • Victims of terrorism - New Jersey - Middletown; Terrorism victims' families - New Jersey - Middletown; Middletown (N.J.) - Social conditions; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
    • Gail Sheehy discusses her book, “Middletown America.” She begins by describing how the town of Middletown, New Jersey coped after many members of their community were killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She...
    • Donald Donohugh interview

    • Middle-aged persons - Psychology Middle-aged persons - Health and hygiene Middle-aged persons - Sexual behavior Middle-aged persons - Family relationships
    • Donald begins the discussion defining the “middle years”—psychological change resulting in an individual discovering they are a finite creature—and that he wanted examine this stage of life systematically as scientifically as possible. Donald talks...

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