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    • Myrlie Evers-Williams interview

    • African American women - Mississippi - Biography; African American women - Conduct of life; Women - United States - Conduct of life; Single mothers - United States - Psychology; Child rearing - United States
    • Myrlie Evers-Williams discusses her book, “Watch Me Fly: What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I was Meant to be.” Evers–Williams talks about her grandmother’s influence and the importance of speaking clearly and correctly. She goes on...
    • Marcia Israel-Curley interview, 2003 July

    • Women - Psychology; Success in business; Women in business; Entrepreneurship
    • Marcia Israel-Curley discusses her book, “Defying the Odds.” She begins by explaining how the book is an autobiography of her career in fashion and retail. She details how growing up in poverty provided her with the drive to succeed in life. Her...
    • Tom Sullivan interview, 2004 January

    • Sullivan, Tom, 1947-; Blind - United States - Biography; Blind musicians - United States - Biography; Conduct of life; Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • Tom Sullivan discusses his autobiography, “Seeing Lessons.” He begins by explaining that he was born blind because of complications during childbirth at the hospital. He talks about being isolated as a child, and how he made his first friend. ...
    • Interview with Peter Gethers, 2001 December

    • Gethers, Peter; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Cat owners - United State - Biography; Cats - United States - Anecdotes; Automobile travel - United States; Scottish fold cat;
    • Peter and Connie begin the interview discussing why Peter called his cat Norton--named after Norton from the Honeymooners--and that the book is quite sad. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Peter talk about the lessons Peter learned from...
    • 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...
    • Hollis Norton interview

    • Real estate investment; Success in business
    • Hollis Norton discusses his book, “How to Make It When You’re Cash Poor.” He begins by stressing the importance of having a good lawyer when a person is investing in real estate. He gives tips on how to find a good lawyer, a good accountant, and...
    • Neil Simon interview, 1996

    • Dramatists, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Neil Simon discusses his book, “Rewrites.” Simon begins by saying that he felt safe being honest in this book. Martinson and Simon go on to discuss his plays and collaborations with his brother, Danny, and directors. He talks about his parents...
    • 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...
    • John Connolly interview, 2004 May

    • Islands - Fiction; Violence - Fiction; Maine - Fiction
    • John Connolly discusses his novel, “Bad Men.” He begins by explaining how he was inspired by folktales and legends that he learned growing up in Ireland. He talks about how he read an article about fortified islands off the coast of Maine and...
    • Noel Riley Fitch interview, 1991 March

    • Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 - Homes and haunts - France - Paris; Literary landmarks - France - Paris - Guidebooks; Walking - France - Paris - Guidebooks; Paris (France) - Intellectual life - 20th century - Guidebooks; Paris (France) - Tours
    • Noel Riley Fitch discusses her books, “Walks in Hemingway's Paris: A Guide to Paris for the Literary Traveler” and “Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties.” She begins by talking about Sylvia...
    • Marilyn Moss interview, 2005 January 31

    • Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography; Stevens, George Cooper, 1904 -1975
    • Marilyn Moss discusses her book, “Giant.” She begins by discussing how much material she was able to access on director George Stevens in his collection and personal papers at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences library. She explains...
    • Paul M. Zall interview, 2001

    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; Statesmen - United States - Biography
    • Paul M. Zall discusses his book, “Franklin on Franklin.” He begins by explaining that he is a research historian at the Huntington Library in southern California. He talks about the early life of Benjamin Franklin, and how he learned the...
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin interview

    • Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) - History; Baseball fans - United States - Biography; Historians - United States - Biography
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her book, “Wait Till Next Year.” Goodwin shares that she learned how to tell a story from beginning to end when her father asked her to keep score of baseball games when he was unable to watch them. She tells of how...
    • Sonya Sones interview

    • Middle-aged women - Poetry; Self-realization in women - Poetry
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, “The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to write about things that have been happening in her life as she gets older. Martinson asks Sones to read a passage about a mother’s...
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2003

    • Mother and child - Fiction; Mental illness - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her children’s book, “Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry.” She begins by explaining that this is a book for children who may have a parent that suffers from bipolar disorder, an addiction problem, or any other mental...
    • Sylvia Wu interview, 1983

    • Cooking, Chinese; Cooking
    • Madame Sylvia Wu discusses her book, “Madame Wu’s Art of Chinese Cooking.” She begins by explaining that her book shares recipes from her restaurant in Santa Monica, California. She talks about her ‘long life diet’ that omits the use of oil,...
    • Leonard Stern interview, 1994 June

    • Television - Production and direction - Humor
    • Leonard Stern discusses his book, “A Martian Wouldn’t Say That.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of strange memos that his friends have gotten while working in the entertainment industry. He talks about his career working...
    • Walter Anderson interview, 1988 November

    • Anderson, Walter, 1944-; Risk-taking (Psychology); Security (Psychology); Self-actualization (Psychology); Celebrities - United States - Interviews; Celebrities - United States - Psychology
    • Walter Anderson discusses his book, “The Greatest Risk of All.” He begins by explaining that he believes people need to learn to take more risks. He talks about his abusive childhood and how he learned to overcome obstacles. He describes his...
    • Sonya Hamlin interview, 1985

    • Trial practice - United States; Jury - United States; Forensic oratory; Persuasion (Psychology)
    • Sonya Hamlin discusses her book, “What Makes Juries Listen.” She begins by explaining that juries respond to drama and emotion best, and that lawyers should treat a trial like a television show. She says that the book is a good tool for people...
    • Eyal Press interview

    • Press, Shalom, 1940-; Abortion - United States; Physicians - United States - Attitudes; Abortion services - New York (State) - Buffalo; Pro-life movement - United States; Pro-choice movement - United States; Political violence - New York (State) -...
    • Eyal Press discusses his book, “Absolute Convictions.” He begins by sharing that the book is the story of his father who was an obstetrician who performed abortions in Buffalo, New York and the constant danger that this placed both he and his...

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