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    • John Gregory Dunne interview, 1997 March

    • Up close and personal (Motion picture : 1996); Motion pictures - Production and direction; Motion picture authorship
    • John Gregory Dunne discusses his book, “Monster: Living Off the Big Screen.” Dunne talks about the eight years and multiple script versions that were written for a movie about journalist Jessica Savitch. He describes the relationship he and his...
    • Aljean Harmetz interview, 1997

    • Kidnapping - Fiction; Single mothers - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Aljean Harmetz discusses her novel, “Off the Face of the Earth.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young boy who gets kidnapped. She talks about how her book is a suspense thriller which emphasizes the mother/child relationship. ...
    • Ian Copeland interview, 1995 November

    • Copeland, Ian, 1949-2006.; Concert agents - Biography; Rock music - History and criticism
    • Ian Copeland discusses his autobiography, “Wild Thing.” He begins by explaining that he toured all over the world with the rock band The Police, because his brother Stuart was the drummer. He describes his early life growing up in Lebanon,...
    • Judith Fein, Ph.D. interview, 1993 October

    • Rape - Prevention; Self-defense for women; Self-esteem; Women - Psychology;
    • Judith begins the interview talking about fear and assault. For the majority of the interview, Judith discusses the physical and mental skills that women need to have to avoid an attack or fend one off. In particular, Judith stresses the importance...
    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • Patty Fox interview, 1995 December

    • Motion picture actors and actresses - Clothing - California - Los Angeles; Fashion - History - 20th century; Costume - History - 20th century
    • Patty Fox discusses her book, “Star Style.” She begins by talking about ordinary women who transformed themselves into icons using their sense of personal style. Some of the women she talks about in the book are: Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford,...
    • Caitlin Rother interview

    • Murder - California - Case studies; Deleon, Skylar, 1979-; Hawks, Jackie, d. 2004; Hawks, Thomas, d. 2004; Homicide - California - Case studies
    • Caitlin Rother discusses her book, “Dead Reckoning.” She begins by explaining that her book is a case study about a murder in California. She talks about how Skylar Deleon killed Thomas and Jackie Hawks by throwing them off their yacht and tying...
    • Russell Means interview, 1995 October

    • Means, Russell, 1939-; American Indian Movement; Oglala Indians - Biography; Indians of North America - Government relations - 1934-
    • Russell Means discusses his book, "Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means." The book is not only about his life, but the experience of the American Indian. His parents moved to San Francisco so he wouldn't have to...
    • 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 then...
    • John Menkes interview, 2003 October 13

    • Jewish women - Fiction; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Fiction; Holocaust survivors -Fiction; Vienna (Austria) - Fiction
    • John Menkes discusses his book, “After the Tempest.” He begins by explaining the book’s plot, which begins in post World War II Venice. One of his central characters is a young man who was drafted into the army and worked in a concentration camp...
    • Robert McKee interview, 1998

    • Motion picture authorship; Motion picture plays - Technique
    • Robert McKee discusses his book, “Story.” He begins by explaining how he is a screenwriter and professor, and how his students have won numerous Academy Awards, Golden Globe awards, and Emmy awards for their writings. He says that a writer needs...
    • John Connolly interview, 2004 May

    • Islands - Fiction; Violence - Fiction; Maine - Fiction
    • John Connolly discusses his novel, “Bad Men.” He begins by explaining how he was inspired by folktales and legends that he learned growing up in Ireland. He talks about how he read an article about fortified islands off the coast of Maine and...
    • Art Buchwald interview, 1983

    • United States - Politics and government - 1981-1989 - Humor; United States - Civilization - 1970- - Humor
    • Art Buchwald discusses his book, “While Reagan Slept.” Buchwald talks about Nancy Reagan and James Watt, the United States Secretary of the Interior under Ronald Reagan. He goes on to say that he sleeps better when Reagan sleeps and that we’re...
    • Pat Koch Thaler interview, 1980

    • Dual-career families - United States; Married people - Employment - United States; Unmarried couples - Employment - United States
    • Pat Koch Thaler discusses her book, “Working Couples.” She begins by explaining that the numbers of working women are increasing, and that wanted to take a look at how couples share responsibilities. She talks about the disparity between the...
    • Edmundo Paz Soldan interview, 2004 May

    • Assassination - Fiction; Political corruption - Fiction; Love stories - Fiction
    • Edmundo Paz Soldán discusses his book, “The Matter of Desire.” He begins by explaining that he is a professor at Cornell University and talks about how he got his book translated into English from Spanish. The book is about a young man who goes...
    • Paige Adams-Geller and Ashley Borden interview, 2008

    • Physical fitness for women; Health; Clothing and dress; Women's clothing; Fashion
    • Paige Adams-Geller and Ashley Borden discuss their book, “Your Perfect Fit: What to Wear to Show Off Your Assets and What To Do to Tone Up Your Trouble Spots.” Adams-Gellar begins by explaining her background in fashion, having an eating disorder,...
    • Michael Tolkin interview

    • Revenge - Fiction; Prisoners - Fiction; Murderers - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Insurance crimes - Fiction; Americans - Jamaica - Fiction
    • Michael Tolkin discusses his book, “Under Radar.” He begins by explaining the plot, which follows the character Tom, who has taken his family on vacation to a resort in Jamaica. However, the vacation runs a foul when Tom pushes another guest off a...
    • Jerry Rabow interview, 2003-02-21

    • Messiah - Judaism; Jewish messianic movements - History
    • Jerry Rabow discusses his book, “50 Jewish Messiahs.” He begins by explaining that few people know that there have been more than fifty Jewish Messiahs. These individuals inspired messianic fervor that sometimes permeated whole Jewish, Christian,...
    • Sheneska Jackson interview, 1996

    • African American singers - California - Los Angeles - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Sheneska Jackson discusses her novel, “Caught Up In the Rapture.” The novel is about 2 young women who live in a bad part of South Central Los Angeles and follow their dreams of being in the music business. She talks about how the record company...
    • James Burke interview, 1986

    • Science - History; Technology - History
    • James Burke discusses his book, “The Day the Universe Changed.” The book takes a look at several important discoveries and schools of thought that changed the way people viewed the world. He begins by discussing the outlook of the ancient Greeks...

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