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    • Rollene Saal interview, 1995

    • Group reading - United States
    • Rollene Saal discusses her book, “The New York Public Library Guide to Reading Groups.” She begins by explaining that the New York Public Library started their reading groups for women who had children and wanted to read together. She talks about...
    • Barbara Edelstein interview

    • Reducing diets; Diet, Reducing; Health; Diet - popular works
    • Dr. Barbara Edelstein discusses her book, “The Underburner’s Diet.” She begins by explaining that her book focuses on ‘underburners’ who have a harder time losing weight than the average person. She talks about how exercising and lowering daily...
    • David Spiegel interview, 1994

    • Critically ill; Terminally ill
    • Dr. David Spiegel discusses his book, “Living Beyond Limits.” He begins be explaining that his book helps people and their families deal with the news that they have cancer or another serious illness. He describes how he is a professor of...
    • Jared Diamond interview, 1993 January

    • Human evolution; Social evolution; Nature - Effect of human beings on
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The book encompasses the history of evolution from the Neanderthals, "tree of human life," and "last first contact." He writes that humans are...
    • Julia B. Kessler interview, 1980 October

    • Older people - United States - Social conditions; Older people - Political activity - United States; Old age - United States
    • Connie begins with the basic question Julia raises in her book, “How do you get even with getting old?” Julia argues that getting even with getting older, at the most basic level, requires acceptance and not denial that one is aging. Julia spends...
    • Gloria D. Miklowitz interview, 2003 July

    • Missing persons - Fiction; Arab-Israeli conflict - Fiction; Palestinian Arabs - Fiction; Jews - United States - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Gloria Miklowitz discusses her book, “The Enemy Has a Face.” She begins by talking about the conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian people in the Middle East. She discusses her characters in the book and how a young girl goes on a journey...
    • Donna Rosenthal interview, 2003

    • National characteristics, Israeli; Israel - Social conditions; Israel - Ethnic relations; Orthodox Judaism - Relations - Nontraditional Jews
    • Donna Rosenthal discusses her book, “The Israelis.” She begins by explaining how she spent 5 years living in Israel and how she goes back frequently to visit. She discusses how she worked in television, radio, and did writing while she was there....
    • Dean Ornish interview, 2002

    • Heart - Diseases - Diet therapy; Heart Diseases - prevention & control; Heart - Diseases - Prevention - Popular works; Health
    • Dr. Dean Ornish discusses his book, “Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proved to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery.” He begins by explaining that making simple lifestyle changes can...
    • Caroline Kennedy and Ellen Alderman interview, 1991

    • United States. Constitution. 1st-10th Amendments. - Popular works; Civil rights - United States - Popular works; Civil rights - United States - Cases
    • Caroline Kennedy and Ellen Alderman discuss their book “In Our Own Defense.” “In Our Own Defense” explores the first ten amendments of the Constitution, otherwise known as the Bill of Rights, which is meant to protect the individual from the...
    • Lynette Brasfield interview, 2003

    • Women in the advertising industry - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Mentally ill women - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Chagrin Falls (Ohio) - Fiction; South Africa - Fiction
    • Lynette Brasfield discusses her book, “Nature Lessons.” She begins by talking about how her novel is a mix between a mystery and a memoir. She describes what it was like growing up in South Africa and how her mother was constantly paranoid that...
    • Sanford Ungar interview, 1995 October

    • Immigrants – United States; United States – Emigration and immigration;
    • Sanford begins the interview talking about the breadth of his travels while doing research for this book. He also discusses the concept of immigration, in general, in American history as well as the definitional differences between a “refugee” and...
    • Warren Bennis interview, 2002 August 19

    • Leadership; Executive ability; Executives - Biography
    • Warren Bennis discusses his book, “Geeks and Geezers.” He begins by discussing the terms “geeks” and “geezers” and why he chose the title of the book. He explains that geeks are thirty and under and geezers are seventy or older. In the book he...
    • Samuel Oliner and Pearl Oliner interview, 1988 July

    • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust - Psychology; World War, 1939-1945 - Jews - Rescue; Altruism; Motivation (Psychology)
    • Samuel and Pearl Oliner discuss their book, “The Altruistic Personality.” Samuel begins by telling his childhood story of how he narrowly escaped being captured by Gestapo police in Poland with the help of a family friend. They explain that the...
    • Eric Klinenberg interview, 2006

    • Broadcasting policy - United States; Mass media policy - United States
    • Eric Klinenberg discusses his book, “Fighting for Air.” He begins by talking about how a few large corporations own the majority of small local radio channels. He tells a story of how a toxic chemical spill in Texas endangered the lives of the...
    • Art Kleiner interview, 2004 April

    • Corporate power; Organizational behavior; Success in business
    • Art Kleiner discusses his book, “Who Really Matters.” He begins by explaining the importance of a core group, an inner circle of elite members who make an organization run. He talks about several strategies for running a company, and that the...
    • William Greider interview, 1988 January

    • Political participation - United States; Democracy - United States; Representative government and representation - United States; Pressure groups - United States; Political corruption - United States; United States - Politics and government -...
    • William begins the interview discussing that he wanted people to understand why they are angry about American politics and government. In a wide-ranging discussion, William highlights a number of failures in the modern American political system...
    • Martin Mull and Allen Rucker interview, 1985 October

    • United States - Social life and customs - 1971- - Anecdotes, facetiae, satire, etc.
    • Martin Mull and Allen Rucker discuss their book, “The History of White People in America.” They begin by explaining that the book is a satire on white culture in America, and how some Caucasian customs can differ from other racial groups’. They...
    • Otis Williams interview, 1988 October

    • Temptations (Musical group); Soul musicians - United States - Biography
    • Otis Williams discusses his book, “Temptations.” He begins by explaining how he was one of the members of the Motown music group The Temptations, and gives information on their early history. He talks about the influences of African American call...
    • Gary Heavin interview, 2003 July

    • Women - Health and hygiene; Exercise; Physical fitness; Diet; Nutrition; Health
    • Gary Heavin discusses his book, “Curves.” He begins by talking about different popular diets that people are doing today and why they don’t work. He talks about how no one should restrict entire food groups from their diet permanently. Heavin...

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