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    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan interview, 1983 June

    • Interfaith marriage - United States; Marriage - Religious aspects - Judaism; Marriage - Religious aspects - Christianity
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan discuss their book, “Mixed Blessings.” They begin by explaining that they are an interfaith couple and decided to write their own wedding ceremony so they could incorporate both aspects of Judaism and Christianity. ...
    • Amy Tan interview, 1991 July

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Chinese Americans - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; California - Fiction; China - Fiction
    • Amy Tan discusses her book, “The Kitchen God’s Wife.” Tan talks about the mother, daughter, and aunt characters in the book. She goes on to describe the mother’s abusive husband and the hardships women face when trying to leave abusive...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey interview, 1984 August

    • Ferraro, Barbara; Hussey, Patricia, 1949-; Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur - United States - History - 20th century; Catholic Church - United States - History - 1965-; Catholic Church - Doctrines; Ex-nuns - United States - Biography; Abortion -...
    • Barbara Ferraro and Patricia Hussey discuss their book, “No Turning Back.” They begin by explaining that they are both former nuns in the Catholic Church. Ferraro talks about the Church’s taking away of individuality, spirit, femininity,...
    • Olga Silverstein interview, 1994 April

    • Masculinity; Men - Psychology; Boys - Psychology; Mothers and sons; Child rearing
    • Olga Silverstein discusses her book, The Courage to Raise Good Men, which explores how we raise boys to become men. Silverstein presents a series of questions to describe and interpret how cultural definitions of masculinity and femininity impact...
    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • Mickey Spillane interview, 1989 December

    • Hammer, Mike (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction
    • Mickey Spillane discusses his book, "The Killing Man," a Mike Hammer novel. Spillane says that he writes for money and that he doesn’t think he has ever rewritten more than three pages. He goes on to describe Mike Hammer’s character and the...
    • Laurie Fox interview, 2004

    • Middle-aged women - Fiction; Peter Pan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Aging - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Laurie Fox discusses her book, “The Lost Girls.” She says she identified with Wendy from “Peter Pan,” but imagined herself as Peter Pan. Fox talks about Peter Pan taking generations of Wendy’s female children with him. She goes on to...
    • David McClintick interview

    • United States. Drug Enforcement Administration; Drug control - United States; Drug enforcement agents - United States; Drug traffic - United States
    • David McClintick discusses his book, “Swordfish: A True Story of Ambition, Savagery, and Betrayal." McClintick talks about Operation Swordfish and its spy, Robert Darias. He says there was conflict between the Federal Bureau of Investigation...
    • Robert Blanchard and Melinda Blanchard interview

    • Blanchard, Robert, 1951-; Blanchard, Melinda, 1952-; Entrepreneurs - United States - Biography; Entrepreneurs - Anguilla - Biography; Restaurateurs - Anguilla - Biography; Conduct of life; Vermont - Biography; Anguilla - Biography
    • Melinda and Robert Blanchard discuss their autobiography, “Live What You Love.” The pair begins by talking about the four main characteristics that a successful entrepreneur should have: passion, the right people, a good environment, and...
    • Wayne Johnston interview, 1999

    • Smallwood, Joseph Roberts, 1900- - Fiction; Newfoundland and Labrador - Fiction
    • Wayne Johnston discusses his book, “The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.” Johnston talks about the history of Newfoundland and it’s leader Joseph Smallwood. He goes on to describe the plot of the book and the fictional character, Sheilagh...
    • John O'Neil interview, 1993 January

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Success in business - Psychological aspects; Executives - Conduct of life; Leadership
    • John O'Neil discusses his book, "The Paradox of Success: When Winning at Work Means Losing at Life: A Book of Renewal for Leaders." The book is about trying to define how the person who has success is hurt by it, and the person who is able to...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary...
    • John Cork and Bruce Scivally interview, 2002

    • James Bond films - History and criticism; Bond, James (Fictitious character)
    • John Cork and Bruce Schivally discuss their book, “James Bond: The Legacy.” They begin with talking about the James Bond novels by author Ian Fleming and the first James Bond film in 1962. They describe the different looks and personalities...
    • Sidney Sheldon interview, 1988 November

    • Nuns - Fiction; Spain - Fiction
    • Sidney Sheldon discusses his book, “The Sands of Time.” Sheldon says that the plot is set in Spain and talks about his travels in the country. He describes the Basque region and the assassinations by the Euskadi ta Askatasuna (ETA). Sheldon...
    • Stuart Woods interview, 2002

    • Barrington, Stone (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Stuart Woods discusses his book, “The Short Forever.” He begins by explaining how this is the eighth novel following his character Stone Barrington, a young ex-police detective who has returned to law school and is traveling in London. Woods...
    • A. Scott Berg interview, 2003

    • Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • A. Scott Berg discusses his book, “Kate Remembered.” Berg begins by saying that Katharine Hepburn was 10% more everything than she was on the screen. He talks about his relationship with Hepburn and his other biographical works. Berg goes on...
    • Gore Vidal interview, 1990 September

    • Time travel - Fiction; Jesus Christ; Historical films - History and criticism; Motion pictures - Philosophy; Motion pictures - Miscellanea
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Live from Golgotha.” Vidal begins by saying that Golgotha was the hill outside Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified. He goes on to explain the storyline that revolves around NBC (National Broadcasting...
    • Susan Elderkin interview, 2000

    • British - Arizona - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Deserts - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • Susan Elderkin discusses her book, “Sunset Over Chocolate Mountains.” She describes the characters, Theobald, an overweight mama’s boy from England, and Jersey, an oddball that meets Theobald in Arizona. Elderkin also describes Tibor, an...
    • Teddi Sanford and Mickie Silverstein interview

    • Female friendship - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Television programs - Fiction
    • Teddi Sanford and Mickie Silverstein discuss their novel, “Number One Sunseet Boulevard.” They begin by explaining that their book is about two women who are co-anchors of a cable television show. They talk about the competition between women...
    • Harry Crosby interview, 1982

    • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - History; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Social life and customs; Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) - Biography
    • Harry Crosby discusses his book “Last of the Californios,” which he wrote and took photographs for. He begins by explaining the word Californio, which was a term used by settlers to describe indigenous people from Baja, California. The...

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