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    • Mimi Guarneri interview

    • Heart - Diseases - Psychosomatic aspects; Heart - Psychological aspects; Heart - Psychophysiology; Integrative medicine
    • Dr. Mimi Guarneri discusses her book, “The Heart Speaks.” She begins by explaining that she is a cardiologist that wanted to tell the story of her patients. She advises that the most important thing doctors can do is to listen to their patients...
    • Ed Robertson and Richard Gold interview, undated

    • Garner, James; Maverick (Television program); Microsoft Visual C++; C++ (Computer program language); Windows (Computer programs)
    • Ed Robertson discusses his book, “Maverick.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the film and television series, “Maverick.” He talks about how he first watched the show in syndication in reruns. He discusses the hero Maverick’s...
    • Steven Frank interview, 2004 January

    • English language – Rhetoric; English language – Composition and exercises;
    • Steven begins the interview talking about how the book is both an autobiographical look at Stephen’s work as a teacher as well as a manual to writing well. For the majority of the interview, Stephen discusses a number of the analogies, stories,...
    • Andre Dubus III interview

    • Iranian Americans - Fiction; Home ownership - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; San Mateo County (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Andre Dubus III discusses his book, “House of Sand and Fog.” Martinson begins by saying that the story could be an American tragedy of the 1990s. Dubus and Martinson go on to discuss the storyline of the book and how Dubus learned the Persian...
    • Carlos Fuentes interview, 1992 April

    • Spain - Civilization; Spain - Colonies - America; Spain - Latin America
    • Carlos Fuentes discusses his book, "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World." The book is about Spain's colonization of Mexico and the Western Hemisphere. He discusses Spanish culture and how it was influenced by the Moors,...
    • Malachy McCourt interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Large type books; Irish Americans - New York (State) - New York - Biography; McCourt, Malachy, 1931-
    • Malachy McCourt discusses his book, “A Monk Swimming.” McCourt explains that his book is a memoir of his life, which begins in New York City in 1952 at the age of twenty. He goes on to discuss his life as an actor, bartender, writer, and...
    • Marianne Wiggins interview

    • World War, 1914-1918 - Veterans - Fiction; Radiation - Fiction; Tennessee - Fiction
    • Marianne Wiggins discusses her book, “Evidence of Things Unseen.” She begins by examining the book’s characters Fos and Flash who met while serving in France during World War I. While on a trip to the Outer Banks in Tennessee to study a meteor...
    • Alexander Stille interview, 2002 May

    • Historic preservation - Philosophy; Technological innovations - Social aspects; Social change; Globalization - Social aspects; Nature - Effect of human beings on; Environmental protection; Antiquities - Collection and preservation; Cultural...
    • Alexander begins the interview discussing that he wrote the book to examine our changing relationship with the past and preservation via a number of different angles, from language and memory to material culture and globalization. For the majority...
    • Peter Theroux interview, 1990 July

    • Theroux, Peter - Travel - Arab countries; Arab countries - Description and travel
    • Peter Theroux discusses his book, “Sandstorms: Days and Nights in Arabia.” Theroux says he studied Arabic at Harvard and went on to study the language in Egypt on a fellowship. He then talks about Saudi Arabia and the English translations he has...
    • Clarence M. Agress interview, 2003

    • China - Fiction
    • Clarence M. Agress discusses his novel, “Spring Rain.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a young girl who is Chinese and Russian and is saved by an English soldier. He talks about the Chinese opium trade, and how leaders would...
    • Chin-Ning Chu interview, 1988

    • Negotiation in business; Intercultural communication; National characteristics, Chinese
    • Chin-Ning Chu discusses her book, “Chinese Mind Games.” She begins by explaining that her book teaches how to successfully do business in China. She talks about how Chinese people treat business like war, and that the market is like a...
    • Chris Cerf interview, 1995

    • American wit and humor; Euphemism - Humor; Language and culture - Humor; Dating (Social customs) - Humor
    • Chris Cerf discusses his book, “The Official Sexually Correct Dictionary and Dating Guide," co-authored by Henry Beard. Cerf talks about male professor eye contact, the political construct of masculinity, and feminism. Other topics discussed...
    • Cheryl L. Keyes interview, 2004

    • Rap (Music) - History and criticism; Rap (Music) - Social aspects; Hip-hop; Hip-hop - Influence; Hip-hop - Social aspects; Hip-hop - United States
    • Cheryl L. Keyes discusses her book, “Rap Music and Street Consciousness.” She starts by describing the early history of rap and hip-hop music by explaining how it’s a combination of Caribbean beats with a traditional African call-and-response...
    • Greg Sarris interview

    • McKay, Mabel, 1907-; Pomo women weavers - Biography; Pomo baskets; Pomo mythology
    • Greg Sarris discusses his biography, “Mabel McKay.” He begins by explaining that this book is part of the Portraits of American Genius series published by the University of California Press. He talks about his Indian heritage, and his adoption by...
    • Mary Morris interview, 1988 March

    • Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Mexico; Morris, Mary, 1947- - Travel - Central America; Mexico - Description and travel; Central America - Description and travel
    • Mary Morris discusses her book, “Nothing to Declare.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of stories from her time traveling in Mexico and South America. She talks about people she met along the way, and how important it is to...
    • Viveca Lindfors interview

    • Lindfors, Viveca, 1920-1995; Actors - Sweden - Biography
    • Viveca Lindfors discusses her autobiography, “Vivika… Vivica…” She begins by explaining why she decided to change the spelling of her name at an early age. She talks about her career as a stage actress and singer from Sweden. She describes her...
    • Isabel Allende interview, 1991

    • Short stories, Argentine - Translations into English; Argentina - Social life and customs - Fiction
    • Isabel Allende discusses her book, “The Stories of Eva Luna.” Allende begins by stating that Eva Luna is a poor woman who saves her life through the gift of storytelling. She then goes on to talk about some of the stories in the book and the...
    • Paul M. Zall interview, 2005

    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Language; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Literary style; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Quotations; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; American wit and humor; Statesmen - United States - Biography
    • Paul M. Zall discusses his book, “Benjamin Franklin’s Humor.” He begins by explaining that Franklin wrote his own book of proverbs, and wrote satire stories for his brother’s newspaper. Franklin would also write satirical letters to editors...
    • Scotty Barnhart interview, 2006

    • Trumpet players - United States; Jazz musicians - United States; Jazz - History and criticism
    • Scotty Barnhart discusses his book, “The World of Jazz Trumpet.” He shares that he is a leading trumpet soloist, writer, historian, and a professor. He describes the history of the trumpet and how the earliest examples were found in ancient Egypt...
    • Irvine Welsh interview, 2001

    • Male friendship - Fiction; Edinburgh (Scotland) - Fiction
    • Irvine Welsh discusses his novel, “Glue.” He begins by explaining that his book is told through a series of flashbacks in the life of his two main protagonists. He talks about how he incorporated Scottish traditions into his book, and his own...

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