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    • James F. Masterson interview, 1989 June

    • Personality disorders; Borderline personality disorder; Self
    • James F. Masterson discusses his book, “The Search for the Real Self.” He begins by defining the term ‘real self’ as the part of a person which makes life meaningful, makes adult relationships work, and makes a certain profession right. He...
    • Budd Schulberg interview, 1990 February

    • Motion picture industry - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; United States - Social life and customs - 20th century - Fiction
    • Budd Schulberg discusses his book, “What Makes Sammy Run?” He describes the character, Sammy Glick, and his life starting as a copy boy and then becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. Schulberg then talks about feminists’ views of the character,...
    • 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...
    • Olive Gallagher interview, 2006 April

    • Conduct of life; Responsibility; Quality of work life
    • Olive Gallagher discusses her book, “A Simple Path to the Good Life.” She begins by explaining that she writes for an advice column, and responds to a lot of ethical questions and problems people have. She doesn’t tell anyone what to do, but...
    • Joyce Harrington interview

    • Murder mystery - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction
    • Joyce Harrington discusses her novels, “Family Reunion,” and “No One Knows My Name.” She begins by explaining how she got started writing murder mystery novels. She talks about submitting her short stories to magazines, and winning the Edgar...
    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town in...
    • Stephen J. Cannell interview

    • Scully, Shane (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Police - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Police corruption - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Stephen J. Cannell discusses his novel, “Three Shirt Deal.” He begins by explaining that this is another book in the series that follows his character Shane Scully. He talks about how Shane’s wife Alexa gets shot in the head and her personality...
    • Marlene Masini Rathgeb interview, 1981

    • Horoscopes; Success
    • Marlene Masini Rathgeb discusses her book, “Success Signs.” She begins by explaining that she started practicing astrology as a hobby and wrote this book to help others. She talks about how she was given her own radio show, and would predict her...
    • Afton Fraser interview, 2005 February 14

    • Motion pictures - United States - Catalogs
    • Afton Fraser discusses her book, “Hollywood Picks the Classics.” She begins by explaining that the book focuses on the movies of the Golden Age of Hollywood specifically from 1930 to 1960. She divides the book into categories such as Film Noir,...
    • Peter Hannaford interview

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Nancy, 1923-; Presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography
    • Peter Hannaford discusses his book, “The Reagans, A Political Portrait.” He says that he set out to write a chronicle and journey of Ronald Reagan to the White House. Hannaford claims that Reagan did not want to close any options once he left...
    • 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 compilation...
    • Joseph Kanon interview, 2005

    • Americans - Italy - Fiction; Mothers and sons - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction; War crimes - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Venice (Italy) - Fiction
    • Joseph Kanon discusses his novel, “Alibi.” He begins by explaining his own travels to Venice and how he knew he wanted to write a story about the city. He talks about Venice’s role in the Holocaust and how he incorporated that into his book....
    • Amy Wallace interview

    • Biography; Sex customs
    • Amy Wallace discusses the book she co-wrote with her family, “The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People.” She begins by explaining how she collected information on the quirks and peculiarities of famous people, and decided to make a book out of it. ...
    • 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,...
    • Helen Hayes interview, 1988 February

    • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Helen Hayes discusses her book, "Where the Truth Lies," written with Thomas Chastain. The book is a murder mystery and the main character is named Arthur Strickland. He is a movie producer who makes an award winning film and is then murdered on...
    • Arlene Alda interview, 1982 December

    • Family life – Fiction; Mothers – Employment – Fiction;
    • Arlene begins the interview talking about the family that provided the background context—story and photos—for her book. Arlene also discusses her thoughts on children, what they have to teach us, and what makes working with children such a...
    • Harold Schulweis interview, 2001 October 05

    • Judaism - Customs and practices - Meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects -Judaism - Meditations; Life change events - Religious aspects - Judaism - Meditations; Jewish meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects - Judaism - Poetry
    • Harold Schulweis discusses his book, “Finding Each Other in Judaism.” He begins by explaining that the first instance of philosophical wisdom that is found in the bible is when God says that it is not good for the human being to be alone and makes...
    • Susan Goldman Rubin interview, 2001

    • Spielberg, Steven, 1946- - Juvenile literature; Spielberg, Steven, 1946-; Motion picture producers and directors - United States - Biography - Juvenile literature; Motion picture producers and directors
    • Susan Goldman Rubin discusses her book, “Steven Spielberg.” She begins by explaining that Spielberg made his first movie at age 11, and explored his creativity in filmmaking at an early age. She talks about how she was the first author who was...
    • Walter Mosley interview, 2008

    • African American men - Fiction; Wrongful death - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Paranormal fiction; Good and evil - Fiction; Angels - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction;
    • Walter and Connie begin the interview discussing the nature of sin and his desire to write about how sin differs from place to place as means of understanding the moral decisions the “everyman” makes everyday. Walter also highlights the influence...
    • Charles Babbush interview, 2005 April 04

    • Dental implants - Popular works
    • Dr. Charles Babbush discusses his book; “As Good as New: A Consumer's Guide to Dental Implants.” He begins by explaining that dental implants are metal posts placed in the mouth that serve as substitutes for natural tooth roots. He goes on to trace...

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