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    • Ajay Sahgal interview, 1994

    • Actors - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Ajay Sahgal discusses his novel, “Pool.” He begins by explaining how he gave the book minimal details like a screenplay, and wrote it in 3 acts. The book is about an actor who quits a movie before completion and decides to build a pool by hand. ...
    • Allen Rucker interview, 2002 November 05

    • Sopranos (Television program); Cooking, Italian
    • Allen Rucker discusses his book, “The Sopranos Family Cookbook.” He begins by explaining that the book is a real cookbook that is written from the point of view of Artie Bucco, the fictional character in the television series “The Sopranos.” Rucker...
    • Benjamin C. Bradlee interview, 1995 October

    • Bradlee, Benjamin C.; Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Benjamin C. Bradlee discusses his autobiography, “A Good Life.” He begins by explaining that he was the editor of the Washington Post during President Kennedy’s assassination, the Pentagon Papers, and the Watergate scandal. He talks about...
    • Bradford Morrow interview, 1997 March

    • Stalking - Fiction; Inheritance and succession - Fiction
    • Bradford Morrow discusses his novel, “Giovanni’s Gift.” He begins by explaining that the book is based on a real experience of a stalker harassing his aunt and uncle. He came out to visit them and while he was spending some time trying to catch...
    • Iris Chang interview, 2003 July

    • Chinese Americans - History
    • Iris Chang discusses her book, “The Chinese in America.” She begins by explaining that she has written other Chinese history books on the leaders of China and the silk trade. She talks about how the Chinese came to California during the gold rush...
    • Judith A. Jance interview, 2003 August

    • Brady, Joanna (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Fourth of July celebrations - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Sheriffs - Fiction; Cochise County (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • J.A. Jance discusses her novel, “Exit Wounds.” She begins by explaining that this book continues the series that follows characters Sherriff Joanna Brady and her husband Butch. She talks about how Joanna investigates the death of a woman who...
    • Jacob Pressman interview, 2002

    • Jewish sermons, American; History, Modern - 20th century - Sermons
    • Jacob Pressman discusses his book, “Dear Friends.” He begins by explaining that he is a rabbi and this book is a compilation of his sermons from the 1930s to today. He describes how he picked his favorite sermons from the 4,000 that he has...
    • James Zagel interview

    • Bank robberies - Fiction; Judges - Fiction; Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction
    • James Zagel discusses his novel, “Money to Burn.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a federal judge in Chicago who decides to rob the Federal Reserve Bank. Zagel talks about his own career in courtrooms, and that he gave up his...
    • Joyce Howard interview, 1989

    • Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence; Tokuda, Hoki - Correspondence; Authors, American - 20th century - Correspondence
    • Joyce Howard describes her book, “Letters from Henry Miller to Hoki Tokuda Miller,” which articulates the beautiful love letters sent from Henry to Hoki. Joyce described Henry like a chameleon, in that he had very strong change in moods. Hoki gave...
    • Joseph Wapner interview, 1987 December

    • Wapner, Joseph A.; Judicial opinions - California; Justice, Administration of - California
    • Judge Joseph A. Wapner discusses his autobiography, “A View from the Bench.” He begins by talking about how he gave up a career as an attorney to be a municipal court judge. He is the judge on the television show “The People’s Court,” and handles...
    • 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...
    • Maya Angelou interview, 1983 June

    • American poetry African American authors
    • Maya Angelou discusses her book, “Now Sheba Sings the Song,” with illustrations by Tom Feelings. Angelou recites poems from the book and says Feelings gave her the paintings because he believed they could be turned into a book. Angelou talks...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 1995 September

    • Gerber, Merrill Joan - Family; Authors, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Mothers and daughters - United States; Older women - United States; Cats - United States
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “Old Mother, Little Cat: A Writer’s Reflection on Her Kitten, Her Aged Mother… and Life.” She begins by explaining that she often writes stories about her family that are both fact and fiction. She...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Pat Stacy interview, 1983 July 21

    • Wayne, John, 1907-1979; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Pat Stacy discusses her biography of John Wayne, “Duke.” She begins by explaining that she started out as his assistant and became his lover. She talks about his other romances and how their relationship had began after he had separated from his...
    • Peter Biskind interview, 1998 April

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Peter and Connie begin the interview talking about how Peter “captured the opening of the gates” that would become the “New Hollywood” in the 1970s and early 1980s, as the pioneers gave way to a new guard more in tune with the era, “Easy Rider...
    • Preeta Samarasan interview, 2008

    • East Indians - Malaysia - Fiction; Immigrants - Malaysia - Fiction; Upper class families - Fiction; Malaysia - Fiction
    • Preeta Samarasan discusses her novel, “Evening is the Whole Day.” She begins by explaining that this is the revised version of the book she published while she was a writing student at the University of Michigan. She talks about how she wanted to...
    • Ross King interview

    • Manet, Edouard, 1832-1883 - Criticism and interpretation; Meissonier, Jean Louis Ernest, 1815-1891 - Criticism and interpretation; Painting, French - 19th century; Impressionism (Art) - France; Art and society - France - Paris - History - 19th...
    • Ross King discusses his book, “The Judgment of Paris.” He begins by explaining Impressionist art in the 1860s and says that the word ‘impressionist’ was derogatory. He shares that the fathers of great artists like Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and...
    • Stanley Mack interview, 2004 October 18

    • Bode, Janet - Health; Breast - Cancer - Patients - New York (State) - New York -Biography; Cancer - Caricatures and cartoons
    • Stanley Mack discusses his book, “Janet and Me.” He begins by explaining that Janet was his wife whom he met at a conference where they both were working as reporters looking for stories. He discusses how she later had a successful career writing...

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