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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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 also...
    • 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 ice...
    • Janet Carnay and Laura Wine Paster interview, 1992

    • Jewish women - United States; Feminism - United States; Women in Judaism - United States
    • Janet Carnay and Laura Wine Paster discuss their book, “The Jewish Women’s Awareness Guide.” They begin by explaining that the book was written by a group of 5 women, all different ages, that gives the perspectives of a wide range of women. They...
    • 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...
    • 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 describe...
    • 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 money. ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lawrence and Lorne Blair interview, 1988 May

    • Ethnology - Indonesia; Indonesia - Description and travel
    • Lawrence and Lorne Blair discuss their book, “Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey.” They talk about their travels to Indonesia financed by Ringo Starr, and Lawrence’s interest in psycho-anthropology. The Blairs describe their adventures with...
    • 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...

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