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    • Colleen McCullough interview

    • People with mental disabilities - Fiction; Women - Australia - Fiction; Australia - Fiction
    • Colleen McCullough discusses her novel, “An Indecent Obsession.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young nurse who works in a military hospital in Australia. She talks about how she achieved great fame with her previous book “The...
    • Dick Wimmer interview, 1993 September

    • Basketball stories; American fiction; Basketball
    • Dick Wimmer discusses his book, “The Schoolyard Game.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of stories from basketball players. He talks about fathers who play against their sons and the competition between two players. He...
    • Mary Higgins Clark interview, 1994 September

    • Detective and mystery stories, American
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her novel, “A Cry in the Night. “ She begins by explaining that her book is about a single mother who starts dating a wealthy and dangerous man. She talks about how she does research and gets ideas by going to legal...
    • Jon Macks interview

    • Wit and humor - History and criticism
    • Jon Macks discusses his book, “How To Be Funny.” He begins by explaining that he writes for The Oscars and for late night television shows. He discusses how there are several different styles of humor, and when it is appropriate to use each of...
    • Jess Walter interview, 2006 September 14

    • Terrorism - United States - Fiction; Conspiracy - Fiction
    • Jess Walter discusses her novel, “The Zero.” She begins by talking about her main character who is paid to clean up at Ground Zero after the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. She discusses how America stopped remembering the violent parts of...
    • Clyde Edgerton interview, 2000

    • City and town life - Fiction; North Carolina - Fiction
    • Clyde Edgerton discusses his novel, “Where Trouble Sleeps.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a tragedy in a small rural town in North Carolina. He talks about his own life growing up in the south, and how he included many of his...
    • Elinor Donahue interview, 1998 November

    • Donahue, Elinor, 1937 - Anecdotes Cooking
    • Elinor begins the interview talking about her life in Hollywood and the specific recipes that accompanied the different stages of her life in Los Angeles and Hollywood. For example, she discusses going to high school with Elizabeth Taylor, Jane...
    • Alfred Howard interview, 1981

    • Cooking; Home-based businesses; Caterers and catering; Restaurant management
    • Alfred Howard discusses his book, “Turn Your Kitchen Into a Gold Mine.” He begins by explaining that he wrote his book to help people start business out of their own homes. He talks about how to get a vender’s license to sell your baked goods to...
    • Mary Ellen Pinkham interview

    • Home economics;
    • For the majority of the interview, Connie and Mary Ellen discuss a number of the helpful hints included in her book from keeping socks together for easy pairing after washing them to getting whites whiter in the wash. Interspersed throughout the...
    • Swanee Hunt interview, 2006

    • Hunt, Swanee; Hunt, Swanee - Family; Ambassadors - United States - Biography; Women ambassadors - United States - Biography; Political activists - United States - Biography; Women - Political activity - United States; United States - Foreign...
    • Swanee Hunt discusses her autobiography, “Half-Life of a Zealot.” She begins by explaining that she was the United States ambassador to Austria under the presidency of Bill Clinton. She talks about growing up in Texas and her relationship with...
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen interview, 2000 October

    • Interorganizational relations; Interpersonal communication; Leadership
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen discusses her book, “Connective Leadership.” She begins by detailing three stages of leadership. The first stage was in pre-recorded history when leaders protected their followers by keeping them behind geographical boundaries....
    • Kari Winter interview, 2005 February 06

    • Africa - Description and travel; Slaves’ writings, American; Slave trade - Africa - History - 18th century; Slavery - New England - History - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Social conditions - 18th century; Slaves - New England - Biography....
    • Kari Winter discusses her book, “The Blind African Slave.” She begins by explaining that the book recounts the true story of the life of Jeffrey Brace. Brace was born in West Africa in the 1740s and later captured by slave traders at the age of...
    • Steve Wasserman interview

    • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    • Steve Wasserman discusses his job as the book editor for the Los Angeles Times. He talks about the duties he performs at the newspaper, including choosing book reviews to be included in publication. He describes that he usually picks books that...
    • Ron Chernow interview

    • Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography; Industrialists - United States - Biography; Philanthropists - United States - Biography
    • Ron Chernow discusses his biography of the life of John D. Rockefeller, “Titan.” He begins by describing the early life of Rockefeller and how his father was a conman and a bigamist. He talks about how Rockefeller worked on oil transports for...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Stephen J. Cannell interview

    • Scully, Shane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Police corruption - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Stephen J. Cannell discusses his novel, “Three Shirt Deal.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his character Shane Scully. He talks about how Shane’s wife Alexa gets shot in the head and her personality...
    • Gary Gach interview, 2003 August

    • Buddhism
    • Gary Gach discusses his book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism.” He begins by explaining that there are over 5 million Buddhists in the world, and many people convert because it is compatible with the beliefs of different religions. He...
    • Seth Swirsky interview, 2003 April 11

    • Baseball - Anecdotes; Letters
    • Seth Swirsky discusses his book, “Something to Write Home About.” He begins by explaining that the point of the book is that everyone has a story to tell about baseball. The book includes letters from President George Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy,...
    • Stuart Eizenstat interview, 2003

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Economic aspects; Jewish property - Europe; World War, 1939-1945 - Confiscations and contributions - Europe; World War, 1939-1945 - Destruction and pillage - Europe; Forced labor - Germany - History - 20th...
    • Stuart Eizenstat discusses his book, “Imperfect Justice.” He begins by explaining that many relatives of Jews in the Holocaust couldn’t get into their deceased relative’s bank accounts because there were no death certificates. He discusses being...

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