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    • John Abramson interview, 2004 November 17

    • Medicine - United States; Medical care - United States; Pharmaceutical industry - United States
    • John Abramson discusses his book, “Overdo$ed America.” He begins by explaining that doctors have been taught to trust in medical journals, but now the industry has been taken over by commercial interests and doctors do not know where to turn. He...
    • 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...
    • Pat McInally interview, 1988 May

    • Sports for children – United States;
    • Pat begins the interview talking about the number of kids playing sports and that he wanted a write a book that could serve as a guide for kids playing sports from pee-wee leagues to college. For the majority of the interview, Pat talks about some...
    • Charles Garfield interview, 1995 September

    • Shanti Project (San Francisco, Calif.); AIDS (Disease) - Patients - Care - California - San Francisco
    • Charles begins the interview talking about how he became involved with social care networks for terminally or seriously ill people. For the majority of the interview, Charles discusses different stories from his book that highlight the important...
    • Pamela Stephenson interview, 2002 October

    • Connolly, Billy; Comedians - Great Britain - Biography;
    • Pamela begins the interview briefly talking about her husband’s childhood in Scotland. Pamela also discusses her work as a comedian, meeting Billy, and later going back to school to become a psychologist. For the majority of the interview, Pamela...
    • Calvin Trillin interview, 1995 June

    • American essays
    • Calvin Trillin discusses his book, “Too Soon to Tell,” a collection of essays from his syndicated newspaper column and pieces from “The New Yorker.” Trillin talks about technology and how the computer has transformed lives. He goes on to recite a...
    • Michael Chabon interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Cartoonists - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Czech Americans - Fiction; Heroes in mass media - Fiction; Comic books, strips, etc. - Authorship - Fiction
    • Michael Chabon discusses his novel, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.” He shares the plot of the book, which follows the lives of the title characters, Joe Kavalier and Sam Clay. Kavalier, an artist, and Clay, a writer, join together to...
    • Richard Reeves interview

    • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994; Presidents - United States - Biography; United States - Politics and government - 1969-1974
    • Richard Reeves discusses his book, “President Nixon: Alone in the White House.” In researching the book, Reeves utilized a plethora of archival resources. He explains how his research on Nixon led him to write a biography dealing with the...
    • Aliza A. Lifshitz interview, 1999

    • Pregnancy; Prenatal care
    • Dr. Aliza A. Lifshitz discusses her book, “Mamá Sana, Bebé Sano : Una Guia en Espanol e Inglés Sobre el Embarazo, la Atención Prenatal, el Nacimiento y el Cuidado del Recién Nacido = Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby : a Spanish/English Guide to...
    • 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...
    • Ian McEwan interview

    • Great Britain - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; Editors - Fiction; Composers - Fiction; Foreign ministers - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction
    • Ian McEwan discusses his novel, “Amsterdam.” He details the plot, which begins with the death of photographer/restaurant critic, Molly Lane. Molly’s death leads her many friends and lovers to ponder their own mortality. Two of her former lovers, a...
    • 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...
    • Nina Revoyr interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - History - 20th century - Fiction; Murder - Fiction; Silent films - Fiction; Motion picture industry - History - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Japanese Americans - Fiction
    • Nina Revoyr discusses her book, “The Age of Dreaming.” She begins by sharing the plot of her novel, which follows the character Jun Nakayama. Jun was a silent film star during the early days of Hollywood. Yet by 1964 he is living in total...
    • Bruce Wagner interview, 2005 February 14

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Motion picture industry - Fiction; Triangles (Interpersonal relations) - Fiction
    • Bruce Wagner discusses his book, “Chrysanthemum Palace.” He begins by discussing how this is the first book he has written in the first person, which he chose to do because he wanted to capture the feeling of the every man and a “Great Gatsby” type...
    • Jean Lipman-Blumen and Grace Gabe interview, 2004 April 22

    • Stepfamilies; Stepparents; Remarriage; Stepchildren; Parent and adult child; Intergenerational relations
    • Jean Lipman-Bluman and Grace Gabe discuss their book, “Step Wars.” They begin by explaining that to research the book they interviewed 111 people. Dr. Gabe discusses the intense feelings that adult children experience when their parents remarry at...
    • Eric Van Lustbader interview

    • United States. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms - Officials and employees -Fiction; Kidnapping - Fiction
    • Eric Van Lustbader discusses his book, “First Daughter.” He begins by discussing the timeliness of the book and how he has been thinking about writing about political issues for several years. He then explains the book’s plot, which centers on the...
    • Alan Dershowitz interview, 1995 December

    • Trials (Rape) - Fiction; Legal ethics - Fiction; Cambridge (Mass.) - Fiction
    • Alan Dershowitz discusses his book, “The Advocate’s Devil.” Dershowitz describes the characters such as Abe Ringle, the protagonist. He says that his mentors and clients helped him construct the characters and the book brings up issues such as...
    • Peter Maas interview, 1990 December

    • Taylor, Kenneth Z.; Taylor, Teresa, 1959-; Murder - New Jersey - Case studies; Trials (Murder) - New Jersey; Custody of children - New Jersey
    • Peter Maas discusses his book, “In a Child’s Name: The Legacy of a Mother’s Murder.” He begins by explaining that his book is a true story about Ken and Teresa Taylor. Teresa was Ken’s third wife, whom he beat to death, and then attempted to get...
    • Mike Gray interview

    • Capital punishment
    • Mike Gray discusses his book, “The Death Game.” He begins by explaining how his publisher talked him into writing this book after writing his previous book on the drug war. He discusses issues such as police brutality, pressures on prosecutors and...

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