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    • Mark Barondess interview

    • Marriage; Divorce; Antenuptial contracts; Lawyers; Simons, Gene; Tweed, Shannon; Black, Lewis, 1948-
    • Mark Barondess discusses his book, “What Were You Thinking??” He begins by explaining that he wrote the book with the intention of being candid about the realities of marriage and divorce. He shares his opinions on topics such as prenuptial...
    • James Q. Wilson interview, 2002

    • Marriage - United States; Family - United States; United States - Social conditions - 1980-
    • James Q. Wilson discusses his book, “The Marriage Problem: How Our Culture Has Weakened Families." Wilson talks about cohabitation and the likelihood of divorce for individuals who cohabit before marriage. He also discusses the children of...
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan interview, 1983 June

    • Interfaith marriage - United States; Marriage - Religious aspects - Judaism; Marriage - Religious aspects - Christianity
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan discuss their book, “Mixed Blessings.” They begin by explaining that they are an interfaith couple and decided to write their own wedding ceremony so they could incorporate both aspects of Judaism and Christianity. ...
    • Anne Taylor Fleming interview, 2003 January

    • Adultery – Fiction; Married people – Fiction; Cancer – Patients – Fiction;
    • Anne begins the interview talking about how and why she structured her novella as a story in two parts. In the first third of the interview, Anne talks about the first story in the novella. In particular, Anne discusses why wanted to portray a...
    • Ralph G. Martin interview

    • Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948- - Marriage; Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961-1997 - Marriage; Princes - Great Britain - Biography; Princesses - Great Britain - Biography; Marriages of royalty and nobility - Great Britain
    • Ralph G. Martin discusses his biography, “Charles & Diana.” He begins by explaining how Prince Charles of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer met aboard a cruise ship while windsurfing. He describes the couple’s early lives and the rocky relationship...
    • Paul Mandelbaum interview, 2005 January 31

    • Remarried people - Fiction; Stepfamilies - Fiction; Divorced men - Fiction
    • Paul Mandelbaum discusses his book, “Garrett in Wedlock.” He begins by describing Garrett, the protagonist of the story, who is marrying May-Annlouise who has two children from two previous marriages. He explains that the book explores a range of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Mark Miller interview, 1995 February

    • Presidents - United States - Election - 1992; United States - Politics and government - 1989-1993
    • Mark Miller discusses his book, “Quest for the Presidency, 1992.” He begins by describing the 1992 Presidential Election between the candidates George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot. He talks about his experience as a reporter for...
    • 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 joined...
    • 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 first...
    • Michael Datcher interview, 2001

    • Datcher, Michael, 1967-; Datcher, Michael, 1967- - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; African American families - California - Los Angeles; Fatherless families - California - Los Angeles; Journalists - United States -...
    • Michael Datcher discusses his book, “Raising Fences.” He begins by talking about his early life and his choice to live with his adopted family over the real family who gave him up. Martinson asks him to read a passage about his adoption and how...
    • 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 friend. ...
    • Zadie Smith interview

    • Assimilation (Sociology) - Fiction; Interracial marriage - Fiction; Genetic engineering - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Ethnic relations - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Race relations - Fiction; Immigrants - Fiction; London (England)...
    • Zadie Smith discusses her book, “White Teeth.” Martinson begins by describing the scene at the beginning of the novel and asks Smith about the title of the book. Smith responds by saying that teeth reoccur in the book and that teeth are symbolic...
    • 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. Donald talks...
    • 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...
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman interview, 1985 April

    • Dead Sea scrolls; Qumran community
    • Lawrence H. Schiffman discusses his book, “Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls.“ He begins by explaining that two boys who found the first scrolls in 1947, and since then eleven caves have been found in Qumran. He talks about how the caves were used...

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