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    • Chaim Herzog interview

    • Presidents - Israel - Biography; Israel - History
    • Chaim Herzog discusses his book, “Living History: A Memoir.” Martinson begins by describing Herzog’s Irish and political background. They go on to discuss Israel and Herzog’s involvement in the United Nations. Herzog also talks about war, land...
    • Azar Nafisi interview, 2003

    • English teachers - Iran - Biography; English literature - Study and teaching - Iran; American literature - Study and teaching - Iran; Women - Books and reading - Iran; Books and reading - Iran; Group reading - Iran
    • Azar Nafisi discusses her book, “Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.” Nafisi shares what happened in her life when she returned to Iran in 1979 to teach at the University of Tehran. She says she was expelled from the university because...
    • Tobias Wolff interview, 1989 February

    • Wolff, Tobias, 1945- - Childhood and youth; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Tobias Wolff discusses his book, “This Boy’s Life: A Memoir.” Wolff describes his mother and their travels to the Utah uranium mines and her abusive partners. He talks about his brother, Geoffrey, and fabricating documents when he was applying to...
    • Mike O'Connor interview

    • O'Connor family; O'Connor, Mike, 1946 June 12-; Fugitives from justice - United States - Biography; Communists - United States - Biography
    • Mike O'Connor discusses his book, "Crisis, Pursued by Disaster, Followed Closely by Catastrophe." He begins by sharing that he grew up in a family that harbored a secret so dangerous that it caused them to pack their things and flee at a moment’s...
    • Devyani Saltzman interview, 2006 April 28

    • Saltzman, Devyani, 1979-; Motion picture actors and actresses - Canada - Biography
    • Devyani Saltzman discusses her book, “Shooting Water.” She begins by explaining that the challenge of writing this memoir was balancing three things: the making of the film “Water,” the politics behind making the film, and her personal journey that...
    • Judy Stone interview

    • Film critics - United States - Biography; Stone, Judy, 1924-
    • Judy Stone discusses her book, “Not Quite a Memoir.” She begins by explaining that the book is based on the essays and interviews she has done throughout her career as a critic for several major newspapers. Stone describes how she first began...
    • Linda Carroll interview

    • Fox, Paula; Love, Courtney, 1965-; Psychotherapists - United States - Biography; Mothers and daughters - United States - Biography
    • Linda Carroll discusses her book, “Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir of the Mother I Never Knew and of My Daughter, Courtney Love.” Carroll says she was adopted when she was ten days old and that she had dysfunctional parents. She talks about her...
    • Maureen Reagan interview, 1988 May

    • Reagan, Maureen, 1941-2001 - Family; Reagan, Ronald - Family; Regan family; Children of presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents - United States - Biography
    • Maureen Reagan discusses her autobiography, “First Father, First Daughter.” She begins by explaining how she is the daughter of President Ronald Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman. She talks about how she wasn’t allowed on her father’s campaign...
    • Lynn Sherr interview, 2006

    • Sherr, Lynn; Television journalists - United States - Biography
    • Lynn Sherr discusses her autobiography, “Outside the Box.” She begins by talking about how this is not her first book, but it is the first book about her life. She describes her early life, and how her parents ran a summer camp that she enjoyed...
    • Norma Barzman interview, 2003

    • Barzman, Norma; Screenwriters - United States - Biography; Journalists - United States - Biography; Motion picture industry - United States; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Biography
    • Norma Barzman discusses her autobiography, “The Red and the Blacklist.” She begins by explaining that her book is about communists, like herself, who were hunted down in Hollywood in the 1950s. She talks about her early life in Russia and moving...
    • Joie Davidow interview, 2003

    • Davidow, Joie; Hemangiomas - Patients - United States - Biography; Birthmarks - Patients - United States - Biography; Hemangiomas - Psychological aspects; Birthmarks - Psychological aspects
    • Joie Davidow discusses her autobiography, “Marked for Life.” She begins by explaining that she was born with a large birthmark on her face and has worn a mask of makeup her whole life. She talks about growing up in rural Pennsylvania, and what it...
    • Mary Karr interview

    • Karr, Mary - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; Teenage girls - Texas - Biography; Teenagers - Drug use - Texas; Texas - Social life and customs
    • Mary Karr discusses her memoir, “Cherry.” She explains how the book is the story of a girl’s sexual coming of age and is a sequel to her first memoir, “The Liar’s Club.” Karr shares the difficulties of growing up during the 1960s in Southeast Texas...
    • Jerry Herman interview, 1997

    • Herman, Jerry, 1933-; Composers - United States - Biography
    • Jerry Herman discusses his autobiography, “Showtune.” He begins by explaining his life and career as a Broadway composer. He talks about his early life and his love for the piano. He describes how his mother encouraged him to pursue a music...
    • John Rich interview, 2006 November

    • Television producers and directors - United States - Biography; Rich, John, 1925-
    • John Rich discusses his book, “Warm Up the Snake.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of his life and career as a television and film director. The book consists of stories of notable film and television personalities, Hollywood...
    • Frank McCourt interview, 2005

    • McCourt, Frank; High school teachers - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Irish Americans - Biography
    • Frank McCourt discusses his autobiography, “Teacher Man.” He begins by explaining that he wrote the bestselling book, “Angela’s Ashes,” and talks about the importance of writing about one’s own life. He discusses how he got his education at New...
    • Azadeh Moaveni interview

    • Moaveni, Azadeh, 1976-; Iranian American women - Biography; Iranian Americans -Biography; Iran - Social conditions - 1979-1997; Iran - Social conditions - 1997-
    • Azdaeh Moaveni discusses her book, “Lipstick Jihad.” She begins by sharing her experiences and memories of growing up as an Iranian in Palo Alto, California during the shadow of the Iranian hostage crisis. She then discusses her experiences...
    • Gore Vidal interview

    • Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Vidal, Gore, 1925-
    • Gore Vidal discusses his book, “Point to Point Navigation.” He begins by explaining that the book is a memoir of his life as a novelist, essayist, critic, and controversialist. Included in his memoir are his memories of Jack and Jacqueline Kennedy,...
    • Tony Cohan interview

    • Cohan, Tony - Homes and haunts - California; Cohan, Tony - Childhood and youth; Cohan, Tony - Family; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Terminally ill parents - California; Fathers and sons - California; Hollywood (Los Angeles,...
    • Tony Cohan discusses his book, “Native State.” He begins by discussing his last book, which was a memoir called “On Mexican Time” and was more of a travel narrative. He then explores his new book and how it is a memoir chronicling his life as the...
    • Charles Champlin interview, 1989 July

    • Champlin, Charles, 1926- - Childhood and youth; City and town life - New York (State) - Hammondsport; Hammondsport (N.Y.) - Biography; Hammondsport (N.Y.) - Social life and customs‬
    • Charles begins the interview describing gazing back from his position as a modern day critic for the LA times to his past growing up in a small town during the depression. He discusses the difficulty of writing a memoir: deciding what is worth...
    • Kate Braverman interview

    • Braverman, Kate; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Biography
    • Kate Braverman discusses her book, “Frantic Transmissions to and from Los Angeles.” Martinson asks Braverman to read an excerpt from her book about traveling and friendship. Braverman then talks about what life was like moving to New York from Los...

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