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    • Neile McQueen Toffel interview, 1985

    • McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Neile McQueen Toffel discusses her book, “My Husband, My Friend.” She begins by explaining that she was a dancer on Broadway when she met actor Steve McQueen, and the two became married. She talks about how she had to treat her husband...
    • Richard D. Lavoie interview, 2005

    • Social skills in children; Learning disabled children; Social acceptance in children; Interpersonal relations in children
    • Richard Lavoie discusses his book, “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend.” He begins by talking about how important school is for learning disabled children because they need to learn proper social interaction. He describes qualities all children...
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford interview, 1999

    • Women art dealers - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Art and the war - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Paris (France) - Fiction
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford discusses her book, “A Sudden Change of Heart.” She begins by talking about the two main characters in the book, Laura and Claire. Bradford describes Laura as “true blue,” an always devoted friend to Claire. She describes...
    • John Irving interview, 1989 April

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - United States - Fiction; Belief and doubt - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Predestination - Fiction; Birthfathers - Fiction; New Hampshire - Fiction
    • John Irving discusses his book, “A Prayer for Owen Meany.” Meany is described as a religious figure that is undersized and damaged, who accidentally kills his best friend’s mother. Owen goes on to find success in the written word and Johnny,...
    • Sonia Levitin interview

    • Denmark - History - German occupation, 1940-1945 - Fiction; Denmark - History - German occupation, 1940-1945 - Juvenile fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Denmark - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - Denmark - Fiction;...
    • Sonia Levitin discusses her book, “Room in the Heart.” She begins by explaining that the book deals with the historic events of the Nazi invasion of Denmark during World War II. To tell the story, Levitin alternates between the narratives of two...
    • Burt Boyar interview, 2001

    • Davis, Sammy, 1925-1990; Entertainers - United States - Biography
    • Burt Boyar discusses the life of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. and talks about Davis’s autobiography, “Sammy.” Boyar describes how he and his late wife Jane decided to contribute new material to “Sammy” after the death of their long-time friend. ...
    • 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...
    • Lynn Sherr interview, 2006

    • Sherr, Lynn; Television journalists - United States - Biography
    • Lynn Sherr discusses her autobiography, “Outside the Box.” She begins by talking about how this is not her first book, but it is the first book about her life. She describes her early life, and how her parents ran a summer camp that she enjoyed...
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen interview, 1990 October

    • Harlow, Jean, 1911-1937; Bern, Paul, 1889-1932; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography
    • Samuel Marx and Joyce Vanderveen discuss their book, “Deadly Illusions.” Marx begins by explaining that the book began when he started asking questions about the apparent suicide of his friend Paul Bern. At the time of his death Bern was married...
    • James Haspiel interview, 1991 December

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • James Haspiel discusses his biography, “Marilyn.” He begins by explaining that he was a personal friend of Marilyn Monroe for 10 years and captured rare home videos and candid photographs of her. The two met when he was 16 and he became part of...
    • Joseph Epstein interview

    • Friendship in literature; Friendship; Epstein, Joseph, 1937 - Friends and associates
    • Joseph Epstein discusses his book, “Friendship.” He begins by discussing how his book examines the question: What is a friend? He then attempts to put together a definition of the term. He explores the ides of Aristotle, Michel de Montaigne,...
    • Jacqueline Winspear interview

    • London (England) - Fiction; Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) - Fiction; World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Women private investigators - England - London - Fiction
    • Jacqueline Winspear discusses her book, “Maisie Dobbs.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot. She explains that the protagonist, Maisie Dobbs began her working life at the age of thirteen as a servant in a mansion, only to be discovered reading...
    • Francine Ward interview, 2003 March 24

    • Self-esteem - Problems, exercises, etc.; Self-esteem
    • Francine Ward discusses her book, “Esteemable Acts.” She begins by sharing her background. She discusses how she used to be a drug addict, an alcoholic and a call girl, but then she turned her life around, graduated from Georgetown University Law...
    • Sol Wachtler interview

    • Augusta (Ga.) - Fiction; Antisemitism - Fiction; Trials (Murder) - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction
    • Sol Wachtler discusses his book, “Blood Brothers.” He begins by sharing the book’s plot. He explains that during the late 1950s, fifteen-year-old Luke Lupton befriends T.C. Simmons. Since Luke is one of the town’s very few Jewish residents he feels...
    • Ron Chernow interview

    • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography; Industrialists - United States - Biography; Philanthropists - United States - Biography
    • Ron Chernow discusses his biography of the life of John D. Rockefeller, “Titan.” He begins by describing the early life of Rockefeller and how his father was a conman and a bigamist. He talks about how Rockefeller worked on oil transports for...
    • Seth Greenland interview, 2004 December 20

    • Comedians - Fiction; Television comedies - Fiction; Television authorship - Fiction; Self-destructive behavior - Fiction
    • Seth Greenland discusses his book, “The Bones.” He begins by describing the main character of his novel, Frank Bones. He explains that Frank is a comic who is very respected in his business, but his demons, drugs and alcohol, keep him from...
    • Charles Higham interview, 2005 February 14

    • Taylor, William Desmond, 1877-1922; Murder - Investigation - California - Los Angeles - Case studies; Motion picture producers and directors - California - Los Angeles -Biography
    • Charles Higham discusses his book, “Murder in Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that the director King Vidor was a friend of his and before he died Vidor asked him to use his papers to write the history of the murder of William Desmond Taylor. He...
    • Barnaby Conrad interview, 1987 March

    • Conrad, Barnaby, 1922 - Alcohol use; Betty Ford Center; Substance abuse - Patients - Rehabilitation - California; Alcoholics - United States - Biography
    • Barnaby Conrad discusses his book, “Time is All We Have: Four Weeks at the Betty Ford Center.” Conrad talks about his alcoholism and his relationship with his friend, Artie Shaw. He then describes some of the people he met at the Betty Ford...

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