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    • Kelly Ashbury interview, 2003

    • Ventriloquists - United States - Biography
    • Kelly Ashbury discusses his book, “Dummy Days.” He begins by describing the popularity of ventriloquism in the early days of radio, television, and vaudeville. He talks about the famous ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy....
    • Carol Channing interview, 2002

    • Channing, Carol; Actors - United States - Biography; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Carol Channing discusses her autobiography, “Just Lucky I Guess.” She begins by explaining her early life and childhood, and how she grew up singing and acting. She talks about her early acting career and how she tried out for a part in the film...
    • John Clute interview, 1996

    • Science fiction - Dictionaries
    • John Clute discusses his book, “The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z.” He begins by explaining the differences between the genres of science fiction and fantasy. He describes that many writers look backwards to ancient...
    • Uri Herscher interview, 1987

    • Agricultural colonies - United States - History; Jewish farmers - United States - History; Jews - United States - History
    • Rabbi Uri Herscher discusses his books, “The East European Jewish Experience in America,” and “Jewish Agricultural Utopias in America, 1880-1910.” He begins by talking about his position as the executive Vice President of Hebrew Union College in...
    • Simon Doonan interview

    • Window dressers - Great Britain - Biography; Doonan, Simon, 1952-
    • Simon Doonan discusses his book, “Nasty.” He begins by discussing the plot of the book, which uses humor to recount his life in 1950s and 1960s Reading, England. Doonan explains his early obsession with glamor and beautiful people, which led him...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2001

    • Spielberg, Steven, 1946- - Juvenile literature; Spielberg, Steven, 1946-; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography - Juvenile literature; Motion picture producers and directors
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Steven Spielberg.” She begins by explaining that Spielberg made his first movie at age 11, and explored his creativity in filmmaking at an early age. She talks about how she was the first author who was...
    • Laurie Wilson interview, 2004 April

    • Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966; Artists - France - Biography
    • Laurie Wilson discusses her book, “Alberto Giacometti.” She begins by explaining the early life of the Surrealist sculptor Alberto Giacometti. She talks about how the artist grew up in Switzerland, and decided to become an artist because his...
    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Marc Eliot interview, 2004 October 12

    • Grant, Cary, 1904-1986; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Marc Eliot discusses his book, “Cary Grant.” He begins by discussing Grant's early childhood in Victorian England during which he was called Archie Leach. He then shares that when Grant first came to New York and was trying to get parts on stage as...
    • Michael Datcher interview, 2001

    • Datcher, Michael, 1967-; Datcher, Michael, 1967- - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; African American families - California - Los Angeles; Fatherless families - California - Los Angeles; Journalists - United States -...
    • Michael Datcher discusses his book, “Raising Fences.” He begins by talking about his early life and his choice to live with his adopted family over the real family who gave him up. Martinson asks him to read a passage about his adoption and how...
    • Ralph G. Martin interview

    • Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948- - Marriage; Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997 - Marriage; Princes - Great Britain - Biography; Princesses - Great Britain - Biography; Marriages of royalty and nobility - Great Britain
    • Ralph G. Martin discusses his biography, “Charles & Diana.” He begins by explaining how Prince Charles of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer met aboard a cruise ship while windsurfing. He describes the couple’s early lives and the rocky relationship...
    • Micheline Aharonian Marcom interview, 2006 April

    • Armenians - Lebanon - Beirut - Fiction; Beirut (Lebanon) - Fiction
    • Micheline Aharonian Marcom discusses her novel, “The Daydreaming Boy.” She begins by talking about why she decided to write the book from a man’s point of view during the Armenian genocide. She discusses life in Beirut in the early 1960s when it...
    • Noel Riley Fitch interview, 1997

    • Child, Julia; Cooks - United States - Biography; Food
    • Noel Riley Fitch discusses her biography of Julia Child, “Appetite For Life.” She begins by explaining the early life of Child who grew up in Pasadena, California. She talks about how Child’s job with the government allowed her to travel around...
    • Julie Buxbaum interview, 2008

    • Women lawyers - Fiction
    • Julie Buxbaum discusses her book, “The Opposite of Love.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book: a successful female lawyer named Emily who breaks up with her boyfriend and quits her job because she is looking for something more. Buxbaum...
    • MaryEllen Bell Ray interview

    • Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History - Juvenile literature; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - Juvenile literature; Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) - History; Los Angeles (Calif.) - History
    • MaryEllen Bell Ray discusses her book, “The City of Watts.” She begins by explaining that this book came from an oral history project on the city of Watts, California. She talks about the history of Watts and how it was a great place to settle...
    • T.C. Boyle interview, 1998

    • United States - Social life and customs - 20th century - Fiction
    • T.C. Boyle discusses his book, “T.C. Boyle Stories: The Collected Stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle.” The book contains over seventy short stories that cover love, death, and everything in between. Boyle says that his early stories were wild and...
    • 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...
    • Sanford Ungar interview, 1995 October

    • Immigrants – United States; United States – Emigration and immigration;
    • Sanford begins the interview talking about the breadth of his travels while doing research for this book. He also discusses the concept of immigration, in general, in American history as well as the definitional differences between a “refugee” and...
    • Leonard Wolf interview, 1982 December

    • Shabbethai Tzevi, 1626-1676 - Fiction; Jews - History - 70-1789 - Fiction; Pseudo-Messiahs - Fiction; Jews - Turkey - Fiction
    • Leonard Wolf discusses his novel, “The False Messiah.” He begins by explaining that his book takes place in the year 1630 and follows a real man named Shabbethai Tzevi who believed he was the second coming of the Messiah. He describes the early...

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