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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Paul Boor interview, 2008

    • Disease Outbreaks - Popular Works; Bioterrorism - Fiction
    • Paul Boor discusses his novel, “The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow.” He begins by explaining that he works in a toxic biochemical lab and decided to give his main character the same career. He talks about the decrease in funding for biochemists. He...
    • 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...
    • Rahna R. Rizzuto interview, 1990

    • Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - West (U.S.) - Fiction
    • Rahna R. Rizzuto discusses her novel, “Why She Left Us.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a family living in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II. She talks about how she is a fourth generation immigrant, and...
    • Neal Peirce and Jerry Hagstrom interview

    • United States - Social conditions - 1980-; United States - Economic conditions - 1971-1981; United States - Economic conditions - 1981-2001; United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989
    • Neal Peirce and Jerry Hagstrom discuss their book, “The Book of America.” They begin by explaining that they wanted to give information about the cities, facts, and cultures of each of the 50 states. They say that each state has reacted...
    • Arthur Phillips interview, 2003 July 28

    • Americans - Hungary - Budapest - Fiction; Young adults - Fiction; Budapest (Hungary) - Fiction
    • Arthur Phillips discusses his novel, “Prague.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a group of 5 men who meet each other in Budapest and become friends. Two of the men are brothers with family problems, and Phillips describes how he...

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