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    • James Coco interview, 1985

    • Low-calorie diet; Low-calorie diet - Recipes; Food - Caloric content - Tables
    • James Coco discusses his book, The James Coco Diet, which details how he overcame his weight issues and developed a healthy lifestyle. Martinson remarks that this book is really two books in one: one tells of Coco’s life and his struggle with...
    • Caleb Carr interview, 1995

    • Serial murders - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Caleb Carr discusses his novel, “The Alienist.” He begins by defining the word ‘alienist’ as a pre-20th century name for a psychiatrist. The novel is set in 1896 New York City, where young men are being forced into mafia-controlled prostitution. ...
    • Joe Queenan interview, 1994 February

    • Motion pictures - United States - Reviews; Motion pictures - United States - Humor
    • Joe Queenan, movie essayist and critic, talks about his latest book, a satirical examination of movie scenes and whether these scenes truly can happen in real life; his answer: no. For the majority of the interview, Queenan talks about specific...
    • Roger Simon interview, 2003 June 30

    • Wine, Moses (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - Czech Republic - Prague - Fiction; Motion picture producers and directors - Fiction; Prague (Czech Republic) - Fiction
    • Roger Simon discusses his book, “Director’s Cut.” He begins by explaining that this is the eighth in a series of detective novels featuring the character Moses Wine. He describes the character of Moses who he feels often serves as an alter ego for...
    • Joseph Finder interview

    • Business intelligence - Fiction; Success in business - Fiction; Corporate culture - Fiction; Commercial crimes - Fiction; Deception - Fiction
    • Joseph Finder discusses his book, “Paranoia.” He begins by discussing the research he did into competition amongst American technology companies and how there is more espionage going on between these companies today then there was during the Cold...
    • David Plotz interview, 2005

    • Graham, Robert Klark; Sperm banks - United States; Artificial insemination, Human - United States; Nobel Prizes; Intellect - Genetic Aspects
    • David Plotz discusses his book, “The Genius Factory.” He begins by giving background information on how Robert Klark Graham started the Repository for Germinal Choice in 1980, which was a sperm bank where Nobel Prize winners were solicited to...
    • John Weitz interview, 1994 September

    • Germany - History - 1933-1945 - Fiction
    • John Weitz discusses his novel, “Friends in High Places.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young German man who finds himself immersed in the politics of the Nazi party. He talks about how the man cannot immigrate to the United...
    • Amos Oz interview

    • Israel; Conflict of generations - Fiction; Parent and adult child - Fiction; Young men - Fiction
    • Amos Oz discusses his book, “The Same Sea.” He explains that the novel contains several characters whose lives are intertwined. The plot is set in Israel and follows the character Albert, an accountant whose wife Nadia has died. Albert’s son Ricco...
    • David L. Weiner interview, 1993 October

    • Thought and thinking; Human information processing; Brain; Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • David L. Weiner discusses his book, “Brain Tricks.” He begins the interview by explaining that his book is about becoming a more open and positive person. He talks about he did some soul-searching after being divorced twice to find out how he...
    • Walter Mosley interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Rawlins, Easy (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Walter Mosley discusses his book, “Cinnamon Kiss.” He explains that in the novel the protagonist, Easy Rawlins, finds himself in desperate need of money, in order to pay for medical treatment for his daughter. In an attempt to acquire the funds he...
    • Jonathan Schwartz interview, 2004 April

    • Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Childhood and youth; Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Family; Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Composers - Family relationships - United States; Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984; Radio...
    • Jonathan Schwartz discusses his autobiography, “All In Good Time.” He begins by describing his early childhood and how his father, Arthur Schwartz, was a well-connected member of the music scene in Hollywood. He discusses losing his mother at a...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s protagonist,...
    • 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...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 1990 September

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Halloween - Fiction; Cemeteries - Fiction; Screenwriters - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “A Graveyard for Lunatics." He explains that the book is his second mystery novel in which he features a fictionalized version of himself as the unnamed narrator. The book is set in 1950s Hollywood where the...
    • Ralph Helfer interview, 2005 August

    • Lion – California – Los Angeles – Biography; Animals in motion pictures; Animal trainers – California – Los Angeles – Biography;
    • Ralph begins the interview talking about his first job in Hollywood at the Hollywood Aquarium, “more pet shop than aquarium.” In addition, he discusses his early work as a stunt man and his transition to working as an “animal behaviorist” in...
    • Jacob Needleman interview

    • National characteristics, American; Social values - United States; Spirituality - United States; United States - History; United States - Moral conditions
    • Jacob Needleman discusses his book, “American Souls.” He begins by explaining the unique elements of the American Constitution including the separation of church and state, and the spirituality of the founders. Martinson asks Needleman to read a...
    • 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...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview

    • Cooking; Food
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “A Cook’s Tour.” He begins by sharing that the book was an opportunity for him to fulfill his greatest desires and fantasies by eating his way around the world. He also briefly discusses his previous book “A...
    • Mel Stuart interview, 2002

    • Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory (Motion picture); Film adaptations - History and criticism; Motion pictures; Motion pictures - Casting - United States
    • Mel Stuart discusses his book, “Pure Imagination.” The book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory which Stuart himself directed. He explains that his young daughter asked him to make a film...

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