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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dan Richter interview, 2002 September 27

    • 2001, a space odyssey (Motion picture)
    • Dan Richter discusses his book, “Moonwatcher’s Memoir.” He begins by explaining how he told Stanley Kubrick that he thought a mime could solve the problem that he was having with the opening of his film “2001, A Space Odyssey.” He then...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Carol Channing interview, 2002

    • Channing, Carol; Actors - United States - Biography; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Carol Channing discusses her autobiography, “Just Lucky I Guess.” She begins by explaining her early life and childhood, and how she grew up singing and acting. She talks about her early acting career and how she tried out for a part in the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Franz Wisner interview, 2005

    • Wisner, Franz - Travel; Wisner, Kurt Oscar - Travel; Brothers - United States - Biography; Travelers - United States - Biography; Betrothal - United States; Man-woman relationships - United States
    • Franz Wisner discusses his book, “Honeymoon with my Brother.” He begins by explaining that his fiancée called off their wedding 5 days before the ceremony, so Franz took his brother Kurt on the honeymoon he had tickets to. The two brothers...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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