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    • Judith Viorst interview, 1987 March

    • Loss (Psychology); Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • Judith Viorst discusses her book, “Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies and Impossible Expectations that All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow.” She says she studied at a psychoanalytic institute and talks about great...
    • Carol Dine interview

    • Adult child abuse victims - United States - Biography; Cancer - Patients - United States - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; Dine, Carol
    • Carol Dine discusses her book, “Places in the Bone.” She begins the interview by explaining that the book is a memoir of her life as a child of an abusive father. She shares her thoughts on her father’s physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. Later...
    • Larry Domnitch interview, 2005

    • Jews - Persecutions - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish soldiers - Russia - History - 19th century; Jewish children - Government policy - Russia - History - 19th century; Russia - Armed Forces - Recruiting, enlistment, etc. - History - 19th...
    • Larry Domnitch discusses his book, “The Cantonists.” He begins by explaining the name of the book and how the cantonists were a group of Jewish boy soldiers who were forced to fight for the Russian army under Tsar Nicholas I. He then goes into...
    • Callan Pinckney interview,1990 June

    • Exercise; Stretching exercises; Physical fitness; Health
    • Callan Pinckney discusses her book, “Callanetics.” She begins by explaining how her book is designed to give women a younger looking body. She shows before and after pictures of people who have done her workout. She talks about her extensive...
    • 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...
    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town in...
    • Jill Watts interview, 2005 October 11

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography; McDaniel, Hattie, 1895-1952
    • Jill Watts discusses her book, “Hattie McDaniel.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Academy Award. Born the youngest daughter of freed slaves, Hattie McDaniel sang and...
    • Joseph McBride and Edwin Meese interview, 1992 May 23

    • Capra, Frank, 1897-1991; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Reagan, Ronald - Friends and associates; Meese, Edwin; Presidents - United States - Staff; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • Joseph McBride discusses his book, “Frank Capra” and Edwin Meese talks about his book, “With Reagan.” Martinson interviews both from the American Booksellers Association. McBride begins by describing the tumultuous life of Frank Capra, his great...
    • Bruno Bettelheim interview, 1987

    • Child rearing; Parenting; Child psychology
    • Bruno Bettelheim discusses his book, “A Good Enough Parent.” He begins by explaining that the most important gift a parent can give his or her child is a sense of security and a positive sense of self. He talks about how parents can duplicate...
    • Ana Menéndez interview, 2004

    • Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967 - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Illegitimate children - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Revolutionaries - Fiction; Women - Cuba - Fiction; Birthmothers - Fiction; Miami...
    • Ana Menéndez discusses her novel, “Loving Che.” She begins by describing the use of photography in her book to give the story a non-fiction quality. She explains that “Loving Che” is about a young girl in Miami who wants to get to know who her...
    • Gerald Gardner interview, 2007

    • Older people - United States - Biography; Biography - 20th century; Celebrities - United States - Biography; Entertainers - United States - Biography; United States - Biography
    • Gerald Gardner discusses his book, “80: From Ben Bradlee to Lena Horne to Carl Reiner, Our Most Famous Eighty Year Olds Reveal Why They Never Felt So Young.” He begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of famous people who are in their...
    • 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...
    • Jill McCorkle interview, 1990 November

    • Young adults - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction; Families - Fiction
    • Jill McCorkle discusses her novel, “Ferris Beach.” She begins by explaining that her book is about growing up in a small town. She talks about how young adults have to learn to discover their friends and family members. She describes her job...
    • Kevin McCloud interview, 1990 November

    • Interior decoration - Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    • Kevin McCloud discusses his book, “Decorative Style.” He begins by explaining that he built over 40 different room sets to decorate for the book. He talks about how he tried to get the flavor and mood of each period, but not copy historical...
    • Paige Adams-Geller and Ashley Borden interview, 2008

    • Physical fitness for women; Health; Clothing and dress; Women's clothing; Fashion
    • Paige Adams-Geller and Ashley Borden discuss their book, “Your Perfect Fit: What to Wear to Show Off Your Assets and What To Do to Tone Up Your Trouble Spots.” Adams-Gellar begins by explaining her background in fashion, having an eating disorder,...
    • Robin Maxwell interview

    • Leicester, Robert Dudley, Earl of, 1532?-1588 - Family - Fiction; Illegitimate children of royalty - Fiction; Fathers and sons - Fiction; Great Britain - History - Elizabeth, 1558-1603 - Fiction
    • Robin Maxwell discusses her novel, “The Queen’s Bastard.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the possible love child between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley. She talks about how she founds rumors of this child in history books,...
    • 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...
    • Norman Jewison interview, 2005

    • Jewison, Norman, 1926-; Motion picture producers and directors - Canada - Biography
    • Norman Jewison discusses his autobiography, “This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me.” He begins by talking about some films he has directed including “Fiddler On the Roof,” In the Heat of the Night,” “A Soldier’s Story,” and “Jesus Christ...
    • Desmond Morris interview, 1985

    • Human anatomy; Human body
    • Desmond Morris discusses his book, “Body Watching,” which extensively scrutinizes the body from head-to-toe. He explains the purpose of each of the body parts, and ultimately how they serve for reproduction or social adaptability purposes. ...
    • Elyn Saks interview

    • Saks, Elyn R., 1955-; Gould School of Law - Faculty - Biography; University of California, San Diego. School of Medicine - Faculty - Biography; Schizophrenics - Biography; Mental illness - Biography; Schizophrenia - Case studies; Schizophrenics -...
    • Elyn Saks discusses her book, “The Center Cannot Hold.” She begins by explaining that the reason she wrote the book was to give hope to those who suffer from schizophrenia and to help others better understand the condition. The book is the story of...

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