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    • Abraham Verghese interview, 1995 May

    • AIDS (Disease) - Social aspects - Tennessee - Johnson City; Physicians - Tennessee - Johnson City - Biography
    • Abraham Verghese discusses his book, "My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS." The non-fiction story is about his experiences as a doctor in Johnson City, Tennessee and dealing with his patients who...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Axel Madsen interview, 1994 August

    • Stanwyck, Barbara, 1907-1990; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Axel Madsen discusses his biography, “Stanwyck.” He begins by explaining the early life of actress Barbara Stanwyck, including her sudden rise to fame. He talks about meeting her and how her personality differed from her on-screen persona. ...
    • Betsy Blair interview, 2003 January 28

    • Blair, Betsy, 1923-2009; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • Betsy Blair discusses her book, “The Memory of All That.” She begins by describing the beginning of her career in New Jersey dancing in a chorus line. It was during this time in her life that she met, then choreographer, Gene Kelly whom she...
    • Bharati Mukherjee interview, 2000

    • Women - India - Calcutta - Fiction; Sisters - Fiction; Calcutta (India) - Fiction
    • Bharati Mukherjee discusses her book, “Desirable Daughters.” She begins by describing the plot of the book, which focuses on the lives of three Indian sisters, two of whom live in the United States and one in Bombay, India. Mukherjee explains...
    • Burt Boyar interview, 2001

    • Davis, Sammy, 1925-1990; Entertainers - United States - Biography
    • Burt Boyar discusses the life of his friend Sammy Davis Jr. and talks about Davis’s autobiography, “Sammy.” Boyar describes how he and his late wife Jane decided to contribute new material to “Sammy” after the death of their long-time...
    • Chang-rae Lee interview, 2004 April

    • Parent and adult child - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Middle class men - Fiction; Middle-aged men - Fiction; Suburban life - Fiction; Air pilots - Fiction; Long Island (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Chang-rae Lee discusses his book, “Aloft.” He begins by explaining that his book is about middle-aged people who suddenly find themselves unhappy with their lives. Martinson asks Lee to read a passage from the book about couples who fight...
    • Cheryl Rogers-Barnett interview, 2003

    • Rogers, Roy, 1911-1998; Rogers, Dale Evans; Rogers-Barnett, Cheryl, 1940-; Actors - United States - Biography; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Cheryl Rogers-Barnett discusser her autobiography, “Cowboy Princess.” She begins by explaining that she is the daughter of television stars Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. She was adopted from Roy’s first marriage but grew up in the household...
    • Cynthia Crane interview, 2003 July

    • Children of interfaith marriage - Germany - Biography; Jews - Germany - History - 1933-1945; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Germany - Personal narratives; Germany - Biography
    • Cynthia Crane discusses her book, “Divided Lives.” She begins by explaining how she studied in Germany and wanted to interview people who were half Jewish and half Christian. She describes her own personal experience finding out that her...
    • Dale Peck interview, 1996

    • Marriage - Fiction
    • Dale Peck discusses his novel, “The Law of Enclosures,” that describes his life. The book opens with two characters, Beatrice and Henry, who met in college, and are completely in love with each other. It continues on with the story of their...
    • 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...
    • David Ebershoff interview

    • Pasadena (Calif.) - Fiction
    • David Ebershoff discusses his novel, “Pasadena.” He begins by describing the setting of his book and how he wanted to represent California’s rural and industrial history during the Depression Era. He introduces his characters: German...
    • David Starkey interview,  2003

    • Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547 - Marriage; Marriages of royalty and nobility - Great Britain - History - 16th century; Queens - Great Britain - Biography; Great Britain - History - Henry VIII, 1509-1547 - Biography
    • David Starkey discusses his biography, “Six Wives.” He begins by explaining the history of Great Britain’s king Henry VIII, and talks about how his book is being turned into a television film. Starkey begins by talking about Henry VIII’s...
    • Donald Donohugh interview

    • Middle-aged persons - Psychology Middle-aged persons - Health and hygiene Middle-aged persons - Sexual behavior Middle-aged persons - Family relationships
    • Donald begins the discussion defining the “middle years”—psychological change resulting in an individual discovering they are a finite creature—and that he wanted examine this stage of life systematically as scientifically as possible....
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin interview, 1986

    • United States - Biography; Kennedy family; Fitzgerald family
    • Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her book, “The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys.” Goodwin begins by explaining that the book is an analysis of two immigrant families, their rise to power, how they became political dynasties, and the marriage that...
    • Richard A. Isay interview, 1990 October

    • Gay men - United States - Psychology; Gay men - Mental health - United States; Gay men - Sexual behavior - United States; Psychoanalysis and homosexuality - United States; Psychosexual development - United States
    • Dr. Richard Isay discusses his book, “Being Homosexual.” He begins by explaining that his book provides a psychoanalytical approach to discussing homosexuality. He describes several studies that question whether homosexuality is a genetic...
    • Edna O'Brien interview, 2006

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Women novelists - Fiction; Ireland - Fiction
    • Edna O’Brien discusses her book, “The Light of Evening.” She talks about Ireland’s fertility and her relationship with her mother and the influence of writing and literature in her life. O’Brien also discusses the impact of success on a...
    • Erica Jong interview

    • Jong, Erica; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Erica Jong discusses her autobiography, “Seducing the Demon.” She begins by talking about how she wrote her famous book, “Fear of Flying.” She talks about how she wrote that book during graduate school, and discusses people’s responses...

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