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    • 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...
    • John Ridley interview, 2002 June 12

    • African American comedians - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Racism - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • John Ridley discusses his book, “ A Conversation With the Mann.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book: a young black man’s struggle to become a comedian on The Ed Sullivan Show and achieve fame. He describes some of the other...
    • Carolyn See interview

    • Authorship; Fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; See, Carolyn - Authorship
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Making a Literary Life.” She begins by explaining that the book's target audiences are aspiring writers and dreamers. She wrote the book in an effort to teach them how to live their dreams. The book is a...
    • Maywan Shen Krach interview, 1997

    • China - Civilization - Juvenile literature; China - Civilization
    • Maywan Shen Krach discusses her children’s book, “D is for Doufu.” She begins by explaining that the word ‘dofou’ is the English equivalent of ‘tofu’ and that she wanted to relate to what Americans know about Chinese culture. She...
    • Robert Greene interview, 2006

    • Conduct of life
    • Robert Greene discusses his book, “The 33 Strategies of War.” He begins by explaining that a good war strategy is to not fight at all, such as ignoring attacks like Queen Elizabeth I did during the defeat over the Spanish Armada. He talks...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview, 1995 August

    • Cooks - Fiction; Mafia - Fiction; Restaurants - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “Bone in the Throat.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young sous chef who gets involved with the mafia in New York City. He explains his own career as a chef and that he graduated from the...
    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • David Wallechinsky interview

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
    • David Wallechinsky discusses his book, “The Knowledge Book.” He begins by discussing his own family and how neither of his parents went to college and instead were both autodidacts. He shares his memories growing up the child of parents who...
    • Harold I. Gullan interview, 2005

    • Fathers of presidents - United States - Biography
    • Harold I. Gullan discusses his book, “First Fathers.” He begins by explaining how United States Presidents differ from their fathers, and talks about the different lessons they have learned from them. He discusses some fathers and sons who...
    • Gloria Steinem interview, 1984 October

    • Feminists - United States - Biography; Feminism - United States
    • Gloria Steinem discusses her book, “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.” Steinem talks about exposing the conditions of Playboy bunnies and her Smith College classmates. She says women were never allowed to know that they could be...
    • Laura Kalpakian interview, 1995 August

    • France - History - 1848-1870 - Fiction
    • Laura Kalpakian discusses her novel, “Cosette.” She begins by explaining that her book is a sequel to Victor Hugo’s famous novel, “Les Misérables.” She talks about how her book can stand independently from the original, and the reader...
    • Samuel Freedman interview, 2005 July 30

    • Freedman, Eleanor, 1924-1974; Hatkin family; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Cancer - Patients - New Jersey - Highland Park - Biography; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Highland Park (N.J.) -...
    • Samuel Freedman discusses his book, “Who She Was.” He begins by discussing his reasons for writing the book. He shares that his mother died when he was a teenager and he later decided to research her life because he did not know that she had...
    • Ana Menéndez interview, 2004

    • Guevara, Ernesto, 1928-1967 - Fiction; Cuban American women - Fiction; Illegitimate children - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Americans - Cuba - Fiction; Revolutionaries - Fiction; Women - Cuba - Fiction; Birthmothers - Fiction; Miami...
    • Ana Menéndez discusses her novel, “Loving Che.” She begins by describing the use of photography in her book to give the story a non-fiction quality. She explains that “Loving Che” is about a young girl in Miami who wants to get to know...
    • Aaron Hass interview, 1996

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Influence; Holocaust survivors - United States - Interviews; Holocaust survivors - United States - Mental Health
    • Aaron Hass discusses his book, “The Aftermath,” which describes the lives of those that survived the Holocaust. He describes how the survivors were not allowed to truly mourn, because after the Holocaust, survivors had to focus on building a...
    • Dorothy Leeds interview, 2001

    • Interpersonal communication; Questioning
    • Dorothy Leeds discusses her book, “The 7 Powers of Questions.” She begins by breaking her book down into 3 parts: the psychology of how to phrase questions, the psychology of how people answer questions, and how questions can bring a family...
    • Harvey Cox interview, 2004 December 08

    • Jesus Christ - Example; Jesus Christ - Person and offices; Christianity - Forecasting
    • Harvey Cox discusses his book, “When Jesus Came to Harvard.” He begins by explaining that the inspiration for the book originated from an undergraduate course he taught at Harvard about moral decision making called “Jesus and the Moral...
    • Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum interview

    • Jewish families - Fiction; Spirits –Fiction; Poland - Fiction
    • Lisa Rosenbaum discusses her book, “A Day of Small Beginnings.” She begins by discussing the book’s plot, which starts with the protagonist, Itzik who protects three small Jewish boys from a Polish peasant, only to result in the accidental...
    • Ann Beattie interview, 1987

    • Katz, Alex, 1927– – Criticism and interpretation;
    • Ann begins the interview talking about what drew her to Alex Katz and how she came to know Alex’s work. For the majority of the interview, Ann discusses how she constructed the book from the details of Katz’s works and the commonalities she saw...
    • Richard N. Podell interview

    • Medical errors
    • Richard N. Podell discusses his book, “When Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Best: Medical Mistakes that Even the Best Doctors Make - And How to Protect Yourself.” He begins by explaining that it is the patient’s responsibility to ask the doctor...

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