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    • Dr. Ravi Batra interview, 1988 October

    • Investments - United States; Finance, Personal - United States; Business cycles - United States
    • Connie begins the discussion with a quote from Dr. Batra’s book: “No country can cut taxes and increase defense spending and not expect to have deficit problems.” Dr. Batra uses this statement to discuss the factors that he predicts will result in...
    • Robert Dallek interview, 2003 July

    • Presidents - United States - Biography; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Robert Dallek discusses his biography, “An Unfinished Life." Dallek begins by sharing thoughts on John F. Kennedy the man and the president. He discusses the continuities of Kennedy’s life and career. One such continuity that Dallek mentions is...
    • Allen Rucker interview, 2002 November 05

    • Sopranos (Television program); Cooking, Italian
    • Allen Rucker discusses his book, “The Sopranos Family Cookbook.” He begins by explaining that the book is a real cookbook that is written from the point of view of Artie Bucco, the fictional character in the television series “The Sopranos.” Rucker...
    • Geoff Nicholson interview, 2004 June 21

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Children of physicians - Fiction; British - California - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Physicians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Geoff Nicholson discusses his book, “The Hollywood Dodo.” He begins by explaining the book’s plot, which follows the exploits of Henry Cadwallader, an English doctor, whose daughter Dorothy is an aspiring actress. Nicholson discusses the metaphor...
    • Mary Sheldon interview

    • Theatrical agents - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Mary Sheldon discusses her book, “Pandora Brown.” She begins by describing the plot, which follows the character Pandora who is teased by the other kids at school except for Gary who becomes her love interest. As the novel unfolds Gary and...
    • Howard J. Ruff interview, 1981

    • Finance, Personal; Investments; United States - Economic conditions - 1971-1981
    • Howard J. Ruff discusses his book, “Survive and Win in the Inflationary Eighties.” He begins by explaining that his book helps people to save money and prepare themselves financially for the future. He talks about power shortages that large...
    • Susanne Pari interview

    • Women - Iran - Fiction; Iranian Americans - Fiction
    • Susanne Pari discusses her novel, “The Fortune Catcher.” She begins by explaining the book is based off her life experiences growing up in Iran during the revolution. Pari lived there until 1978 because her father traveled around Iran for his...
    • Patricia Smiley interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Women detectives - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Consulting firms - Fiction; Business consultants - Fiction; Sinclair, Tucker (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Patricia Smiley discusses her book, “Cover Your Assets.” She begins by detailing the plot of the novel, which is the second book in the Tucker Sinclair series. Tucker Sinclair is a Los Angeles business consultant who must solve the mysterious...
    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • Samella Lewis interview

    • African Americans in art; African American artists - Biography - History and criticism; African American art
    • Samella Lewis discusses her book, "African American Art and Artists." She explains that her book examines the lives and artwork of African American artists from the eighteenth century to the present. In addition to art, Lewis discusses new work in...
    • Lawrence and Lorne Blair interview, 1988 May

    • Ethnology - Indonesia; Indonesia - Description and travel
    • Lawrence and Lorne Blair discuss their book, “Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey.” They talk about their travels to Indonesia financed by Ringo Starr, and Lawrence’s interest in psycho-anthropology. The Blairs describe their adventures with...
    • Joe Namath interview

    • Football
    • Joe Namath discusses his book, “Football for Young Players and Parents.” He begins by explaining that being a success in sports starts with having good coaches and good parents along with being a good listener. The book is geared towards children...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2005

    • American essays
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Bradbury Speaks: Too Soon from the Cave, Too Far from the Stars.” Bradbury talks about his time in Europe, and his travels to England, Paris, and Rome. He goes into his relationship with Federico Fellini and his...
    • Yannick Murphy interview, 2008

    • Mata Hari, 1876-1917 - Fiction; World War, 1914-1918 - Secret service - Fiction; Women spies - Fiction
    • Yannick Murphy discusses her novel, “Signed, Mata Hari.” She begins by explaining the early life of Mata Hari, and how she grew up in the Netherlands. Murphy talks about Mata Hari’s marriage to an abusive man and the death of her lover and young...
    • Tobias Wolff interview, 1989 February

    • Wolff, Tobias, 1945- - Childhood and youth; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Tobias Wolff discusses his book, “This Boy’s Life: A Memoir.” Wolff describes his mother and their travels to the Utah uranium mines and her abusive partners. He talks about his brother, Geoffrey, and fabricating documents when he was applying to...
    • Gore Vidal interview, 1990 September

    • Time travel - Fiction; Jesus Christ; Historical films - History and criticism; Motion pictures - Philosophy; Motion pictures - Miscellanea
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Live from Golgotha.” Vidal begins by saying that Golgotha was the hill outside Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified. He goes on to explain the storyline that revolves around NBC (National Broadcasting...
    • Frank Rich interview, 2000 November

    • Rich, Frank; Theater critics - United States - Biography;
    • Frank begins the interview discussing that his book is an attempt to recapture his first theatre experience. For the majority of the interview, Frank chronicles a number of stories from his childhood and young adulthood explaining how he came to...
    • Min Jin Lee interview, 2007

    • Korean Americans - Fiction; Children of immigrants - Fiction; Women college graduates - Fiction
    • Min Jin Lee discusses her book, “Free Food for Millionaires.” She describes the character, Casey, and her boyfriend, Jay. Lee also describes other characters such as Ella, Ted, and Casey’s mother, Leah. She explains how she came up with the book...
    • Joseph Maciariello interview, 2011

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Management; Social ecology; Leadership
    • Joseph Maciariello discusses his book, “Drucker’s Lost Art of Management: Fulfilling Peter Drucker’s Vision for a Society of Functioning Organizations," written with Karen Linkletter. Maciariello begins by quoting Peter Drucker’s definition of...

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