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    • Vendela Vida interview, 2003

    • Young women - Fiction; Victims of crimes - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Nurses - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Philippines - Fiction
    • Vendela Vida discusses her novel, “And Now You Can Go.” Martinson asks Vida to read a passage from the book about a man who holds a woman at gunpoint in a park. She discusses how she had initially written a much different book, but edited out...
    • Trey Ellis interview

    • Motivational speakers - Fiction; Cults - Fiction; Satire
    • Trey Ellis discusses his book, “Right Here, Right Now.” He begins by introducing the characters in the book and talking about the main character’s background as a motivational speaker turned cult leader. He talks about keeping the readers unsure...
    • D.J. Waldie interview

    • Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Biography; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Politics and government; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - History; Los Angeles Region (Calif.) - Social life and customs
    • D.J. Waldie discusses his book, “Where We Are Now: Notes From Los Angeles.” He begins by explaining how the book is a compilation of essays on the meaning of place in Los Angeles. He stresses the importance of building community within Los Angeles...
    • Michael Mewshaw interview, 2006

    • Mewshaw, Michael, 1943- - Family; Mewshaw, Michael, 1943- - Relations with women; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Birthparents - Identification
    • Michael Mewshaw discusses his autobiography, “If You Could See Me Now.” He begins by explaining that he had a girlfriend in college who put her daughter up for adoption, and the girl found him later in life looking for her mother. The daughter...
    • Lynn Peril interview, 2006 September 14

    • Women college students - United States - Attitudes; Women - United States - Identity; Women - Education (Higher) - United States; Women college students - United States - History - 20th century; Education, Higher - United States - History - 20th...
    • Lynn Peril discusses her book, “College Girls.” She talks about how she wanted to show the history of women at college and how they’ve changed over the years. She talks about how women explore new situations while being away from home for the...
    • Dr. Judith Kuriansky interview, 1984

    • Sex (Psychology); Psychosexual disorders; Interpersonal relations;
    • Dr. Kuriansky begins the interviewing discussing some of the questions that people have about relationships and sex. Connie and Judith also discuss how she handles the responsibility that comes with answering people’s questions about sex and...
    • Joseph Heller interview

    • Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Joseph Heller discusses his book, “Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here.” Heller talks about his half-siblings and losing his father at the age of five. He then talks about participating in psychoanalysis because of dreams and repressed...
    • Maya Angelou interview, 1983 June

    • American poetry African American authors
    • Maya Angelou discusses her book, “Now Sheba Sings the Song,” with illustrations by Tom Feelings. Angelou recites poems from the book and says Feelings gave her the paintings because he believed they could be turned into a book. Angelou talks...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2007

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American; Science fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Now and Forever.” He begins by explaining that this book is a compilation of two of his older novellas, “Somewhere a Band is Playing” and “Leviathan ’99.” He talks about how Katherine Hepburn and Herman Melville...
    • Alfredo Véa interview

    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Veterans; Lawyers; Public housing; Vietnam
    • Alfredo Véa discusses his novel, “Gods Go Begging.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel, which follows the character Jesse Pasadoble. Jesse is a Vietnam veteran who now works in San Francisco as a defense attorney. Jesse is haunted by his...
    • Jonathan M. Tisch interview, 2004

    • Partnership; Management; Cooperativeness; Strategic alliances (Business)
    • Jonathan M. Tisch discusses his book, “The Power of We.” He begins by explaining that he is the CEO of a chain of hotels including The Regency Hotel in New York City, The Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, and 20 other hotels around the country. He...
    • H. G. Bissinger interview, 1990

    • Permian High School (Odessa, Tex.) - Football; Football - Social aspects - Texas - Odessa
    • H. G. Bissinger discusses his book, “Friday Night Lights.” He begins by describing his time watching the 1988 Permian High School football team in the town of Odessa, TX. He talks about the culture of a small town and how everyone rallies for...
    • Eduardo Santiago interview

    • Union City (N.J.) - Fiction; Soap operas - Fiction; Factories - Fiction; Women immigrants - New Jersey - Fiction; Cubans - New Jersey - Fiction
    • Eduardo Santiago discusses his book, “Tomorrow They Will Kiss.” He begins by explaining the plot of the novel that charts the lives of three proud and resourceful women who have immigrated to the United States from Cuba. Graciela, Caridad, and...
    • Jerry Yellin interview, 1995

    • World War, 1939-1945- United States; World War, 1939-1945- Personal narratives, American; United States - History - 1945- - Biography; Japan - History - 1945- - Biography
    • Jerry Yellin discusses his autobiography, “Of War and Weddings.” He begins by explaining that he was a pilot during World War II who bombed Tokyo, and now his son is marrying a Japanese woman. He talks about how he got into the Air Force and how...
    • Haynes Johnson, interview, 2005 October

    • McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; Anti-communist movements - United States - History - 20th century; Terrorism - Government policy - United States; Presidents - United...
    • During the mid-1950s, the anti-Communist crusade had a significant impact on American politics and culture, with Senator McCarthy being the representative figure. Johnson spends the majority of the interview discussing this monumental story of a...
    • Amy Fine Collins interview

    • Collins, Amy Fine - Friends and associates; Women automobile drivers - United States; Automobile driver education - Psychological aspects; Automobile driver education teachers - United States; Phobias
    • Amy Fine Collins discusses her book, “The God of Driving.” She talks about how she learned to drive a car and motorcycle at an older age than most people. She describes her driving instructor Attila and how the two struck up an unlikely...
    • Roy L. Brooks interview, 2005

    • African Americans - Reparations; Atonement; Government liability - United States
    • Roy L. Brooks discusses his book, “Atonement and Forgiveness.” He begins by explaining that 21 million Africans were taken from their homes and put into slavery. He discusses his career as a professor at the San Diego Law School, and how he is...
    • Jeff Britting interview, 2005 February 06

    • Philosophers - United States - Biography; Novelists, America - 20th century - Biography; Rand, Ayn
    • Jeff Britting discusses his book, “Ayn Rand.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of Ayn Rand, the vocal proponent of individualism and capitalism. Britting then shares some of the details of Rand’s life. He explains that at age...
    • Harriette Cole interview, 2003

    • Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • Harriette Cole discusses her book, “Choosing Truth.” She begins by explaining that she spent many years as a fashion writer and now works to make women more confident with their body image. She advises that people should pay attention to their...
    • Robert Eversz interview, 2005 February 14

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Paparazzi - Fiction; Women photographers - Fiction; Zero, Nina (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Robert Eversz discusses his book, “Digging James Dean.” He begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in his Nina Zero series. He details how his heroine, ex-convict Mary Alice Baker, who now goes by the name Nina Zero, is working as a...

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