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    • Judith Fein, Ph.D. interview, 1993 October

    • Rape - Prevention; Self-defense for women; Self-esteem; Women - Psychology;
    • Judith begins the interview talking about fear and assault. For the majority of the interview, Judith discusses the physical and mental skills that women need to have to avoid an attack or fend one off. In particular, Judith stresses the importance...
    • Kathy Kohner Zuckerman interview, 2002

    • Teenage girls - Fiction; Beaches - Fiction; Surfing - Fiction; Malibu (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Kathy Kohner Zuckerman discusses the 30th anniversary reissue of her father Frederick Kohner’s book, “Gidget.” Kathy begins by explaining how her father created the character of Gidget after her when she was a teenager surfing in Malibu,...
    • Steve Fraser interview, 2005

    • Securities industry - United States - History; Investments - United States - History
    • Steve Fraser discusses his book, “Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life.” Fraser talks about the physical beginnings of what would eventually become Wall Street. He shares the relationship between Alexander Hamilton...
    • Sidney Harman interview, 2004 March

    • Harman, Sidney, 1918-; Harman International - History; Audio equipment industry - United States; Businesspeople - United States - Biography
    • Sidney Harman discusses his book, “Mind Your Own Business.” He begins by explaining that the book discusses his life and his success in business. He shares his method of conducting business in which he rejects the practice of top-down authoritative...
    • Al Gore interview, 1992 February 18

    • Environmental policy; Environmental protection; Human ecology
    • Al Gore discusses his book “Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit.” He describes how human actions and decisions can endanger or protect the Earth’s ecosystem and stresses how the Earth’s inhabitants face a global environmental...
    • Scott Carpenter interview, 1992 March

    • Aeronautics, Military - Fiction; Action
    • Carpenter’s book is about a former renegade American fighter pilot given command of the US Navy’s top secret submarine, Steel Albatross, to counter a dissident Soviet faction’s attempt to knock out every computer and electronic link in the US. The...
    • Dan Chaon interview, 2004

    • Identity (Psychology) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Middle West - Fiction
    • Dan Chaon discusses his novel, “You Remind Me of Me.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the struggles and problems of family life. Martinson asks Chaon to read the first paragraph of the book about a young boy who has a near death...
    • George F. Will interview, 1986 December

    • Conservatism - United States; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • George F. Will discusses his book, “The Morning After.” He begins by explaining why he believes the printed word is the most important way of communicating knowledge and carrying ideas. The book is a collection of articles he has written on...
    • Bart Kosko interview

    • Signal processing; Noise - Social aspects; Noise
    • Bart Kosko discusses his book, “Noise.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the phenomenon of noise and its scientific history. Kosko discusses how noise occurs at every level of the physical universe, ranging from the big bang to car...
    • Catherine Lanigan interview

    • Love stories, American
    • Catherine Lanigan discusses her novel, “The Christmas Star.” She begins by explaining the phenomenon of the Christmas Star, which happens every 30 years when the moon is aligned with Venus and Mars. She describes how her book is about a man who...
    • Martin Amis interview, 2000

    • Amis, Kingsley - Family; Partington family; Novelists, English - 20th century - Biography
    • Martin Amis discusses his book, “Experience.” The book is about life and what one goes through every minute of the day. Amis talks about his father, Kingsley Amis, his nomadic childhood, and family. He also talks about becoming a writer and...
    • Paula L. Woods interview, 2003 August

    • Justice, Charlotte (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; African American police - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Paula L. Woods discusses her novel, “Dirty Laundry.” She begins by explaining this is another book in the series that follows her character Charlotte Justice. She talks about how the city of Los Angeles changes after every political election. ...
    • Olive Gallagher interview, 2006 April

    • Conduct of life; Responsibility; Quality of work life
    • Olive Gallagher discusses her book, “A Simple Path to the Good Life.” She begins by explaining that she writes for an advice column, and responds to a lot of ethical questions and problems people have. She doesn’t tell anyone what to do, but...
    • Tara Lynda Guber interview, 2006

    • Hatha yoga - Pictorial works; Interpersonal relations
    • Tara Lynda Guber discusses her book, “Contact.” She begins by explaining that she developed a new form of yoga that allows people to physically interact with each other while meditating. She talks about how this type of yoga can be done with...
    • Patrick Hasburgh interview, 2004

    • Private investigators - Colorado - Aspen - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ski resorts - Fiction; Aspen (Colo.) - Fiction
    • Patrick Hasburgh discusses his novel, “Aspen Pulp.” He begins by talking about his main character: a washed-up ski instructor in Aspen who made a fortune in Hollywood and spent it on drugs and alcohol. Hasburgh discusses his life-long love for...
    • Bruce Wagner interview, 2005 February 14

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Triangles (Interpersonal relations) - Fiction
    • Bruce Wagner discusses his book, “Chrysanthemum Palace.” He begins by discussing how this is the first book he has written in the first person, which he chose to do because he wanted to capture the feeling of the every man and a “Great Gatsby” type...
    • John Truby interview, 2007

    • Storytelling
    • John Truby discusses his book, “The Anatomy of Story.” He begins by explaining that the book is about the 22 essential elements of a good story. He talks about how important it is for an author to be able to give a short premise of his story and...
    • Jeffrey W. Comment interview, 2002

    • Social work with children - Case studies; Hospital patients - Services for - Case studies; Sick children - Case studies; Charities; Social action; Humanitarianism; Voluntarism
    • Jeffrey W. Comment discusses his book, “Santa’s Gift.” He begins by providing information about his occupation as the chairman of The Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, which owns the company Helzberg Diamonds. The book is a collection of his...
    • Samuel Freedman interview, 2005 July 30

    • Freedman, Eleanor, 1924-1974; Hatkin family; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Cancer - Patients - New Jersey - Highland Park - Biography; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Highland Park (N.J.) -...
    • Samuel Freedman discusses his book, “Who She Was.” He begins by discussing his reasons for writing the book. He shares that his mother died when he was a teenager and he later decided to research her life because he did not know that she had been a...
    • Jon Seydl interview, 2005 October 11

    • Tiepolo, Giovanni Battista, 1696-1770 - Exhibitions; Courtauld Institute of Art - Exhibitions; Artists’ preparatory studies - Italy - Exhibitions; Art - England - London -Exhibitions
    • Jon Seydl discusses his book, “Giambattista Tiepolo.” He begins by explaining that Giambattista Tiepolo was the greatest Italian artist of the eighteenth century. Seydl goes into detail about Tiepolo’s life and art. Tiepolo started painting as a...

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