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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. ...
    • 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 businessman...
    • Paul Erdman interview, 1987 February

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Paul Erdman discusses his novel, “The Panic of ’89.” He begins by explaining that the book is a fictional account of what would happen if Mexico and Brazil stopped paying the United States and lowered oil prices. He talks about how he converges...
    • 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...
    • 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 use...
    • Brock and Bodie Thoene interview

    • World War, 1939-1945 - Europe - Fiction; Americans - Europe - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Europe - Fiction
    • Brock and Bodie Thoene discuss their novel, “The Twilight of Courage.” They describe how the book took one year to write with 8 months of research and 4 months of writing. The novel is a historical fiction account of events during World War II. ...
    • Michael Chabon interview, 1995 April

    • Authors - Fiction
    • Michael Chabon discusses his book, “Wonder Boys.” Martinson begins by defining the term “wonder boy.” Chabon goes on to describe the storyline and the characters, Grady Tripp, an aging wonder boy, and his student, James Leer. Chabon's interview...
    • Connie Briscoe interview, 2002

    • African American families - Fiction; Mistresses - Fiction; Adultery - Fiction
    • Connie Briscoe discusses her book, “P.G. County.” “P.G.” stands for Prince George County and the book follows the lives of four black families living in a privileged gated community called Silver Lake. Briscoe goes on to describe the characters...
    • Gloria Vanderbilt interview, 1994 October

    • Girls - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Gloria Vanderbilt discusses her book, “The Memory Book of Starr Faithfull.” Vanderbilt says the story is both fact and fiction and goes on to describe Faithfull’s life and her relationship with Andrew J. Peters. Vanderbilt's interview ends at the...
    • 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, 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 Fielding.
    • 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 to...
    • 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...
    • John Gregory Dunne interview, 1994 September

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Criminals - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • John Gregory Dunne discusses his book, “Playland.” He talks about the power of studios in 1948 and describes the protagonist, Blue Tyler, a child star, and her life about 45 years later. Dunne goes on to describe the plot and characters and says...
    • 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...
    • Mark Frost interview, 2007 May 04

    • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 - Assassination attempts - Fiction; Attempted assassination - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Commando operations - Fiction; Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945 - Fiction
    • Mark Frost discusses his book, “The Second Objective.” He begins by explaining that the book is a World War II thriller based on a real German operation that took place during the war. Frost discusses the plot which involves Lieutenant Colonel Otto...
    • William Holt interview, 1988 October

    • City and town life - Fiction; New Orleans (La.) - Fiction
    • Will Holt discusses his adaptation of Nelson Algren’s book, “A Walk on the Wild Side.” Holt plays songs from his musical adaptation of Algren’s book and talks about his meeting with him. Holt goes on to describe the protagonist, Dove, and the...
    • Judy Collins interview, 1987 December

    • Collins, Judy, 1939-; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Judy Collins discusses her book "Trust your Heart". She talks about the lump on her vocal cords she was able to have removed with laser surgery. She goes on to describe her experience with Elektra Records and her eventual decision to manage her own...

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