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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. ...
    • 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...
    • Sidney Rittenberg interview, 1993 April

    • Communists - China - History - Biography; China - History - Civil War, 1945-1949; China - History - 1949-1976; United States - Biography
    • Sidney Rittenberg discusses his book, “The Man Who Stayed Behind.” Rittenberg says he learned Chinese in the army and joined the Chinese Communist Party. He describes Mao Zedong and the Gang of Four and his imprisonment and solitary confinement. ...
    • Amy Wallace interview, 2003

    • Castaneda, Carlos, 1931-1998; Anthropologists - United States - Biography; Cults - United States
    • Amy Wallace discusses her book, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda.” Wallace talks about her relationship with her father, Irving Wallace, and his relationship with Carlos Castaneda. She talks about Castaneda’s writings and...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 have...
    • 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...
    • Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark interview, 2004 May

    • Women deans (Education) - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction; Adopted children - Fiction; Cornwall on Hudson (N.Y.) - Fiction; Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - California - Los...
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Nighttime Is My Time,” and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark talks about her book, “Popped.” Mary describes how her novel is about a boy who gets bullied in high school and how people start dying before a...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Ken Lindner interview, 2000 January

    • Broadcast journalism - Vocational guidance; Broadcast journalism - Technological innovations; Broadcast journalism - Moral and ethical aspects; Television broadcasting of news;
    • Ken and Connie begin the show briefly discussing the distinction between “real” and tabloid journalism. For the majority of the interview, Ken talks about his work as an agent for broadcast journalists and the lessons he has learned about...
    • Molly Chappellet interview, 1991

    • Chappellet Vineyards; Chappellet Vineyards Gardens (Saint Helena, Calif.)
    • Molly Chappellet discusses her book, “A Vineyard Garden.” She begins by explaining that she and her husband bought a vineyard in Napa Valley, California. She discusses how she has learned to design, cook, and entertain there. She shows several...
    • Jewell Parker Rhodes interview

    • Pittsburgh (Pa.) - Social life and customs - Fiction; African American poor families - Fiction
    • Jewell Parker Rhodes discusses her book, “Porch Stories.” She begins by explaining that the book is a tribute to her grandmother who helped raise Rhodes and significantly influenced and inspired her. She shares how she was left with her father and...
    • Mortimer J. Adler interview, 1989, long version

    • Education - United States - History; Education - Philosophy
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind.” Adler calls for the equal educational opportunity for all children in our schools known as the Paideia Reform. He explains what he believes are the...

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