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    • Denny Miller interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Denny Miller discusses his book, "Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name?" He shares that he played football while he was in the military and that a theatrical agent handed him his card while he was a furniture mover. Miller says he was given...
    • Jill Fields interview

    • Advertising - Fashion; Clothing and dress - Erotic aspects; Clothing and dress - Symbolic aspects; Women’s clothing - History; Lingerie – History
    • Jill Fields discusses her book, “An Intimate Affair.” She begins by explaining that the book examines twentieth-century women’s history via the history of twentieth-century lingerie. To research the book she explains how she examined fashion...
    • Peter C. Whybrow interview

    • Affective disorders; Self; Personality; Health
    • Peter C. Whybrow discusses his book, “A Mood Apart.” He begins by explaining how he is the director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA. He says that 15% of people with severe mood disorders end up committing suicide. He lists several...
    • Murad Kalam interview, 2003

    • African American boys - Fiction; Boxers (Sports) - Fiction; Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction
    • Murad Kalam discusses his book, “Night Journey.” He begins by explaining that his book is about two brothers who choose drastically opposite life paths: one goes to prison, and the other becomes a champion fighter. He discusses the epidemic of...
    • John Ridley interview, 2002 June 12

    • African American comedians - Fiction; Civil rights movements - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Racism - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • John Ridley discusses his book, “ A Conversation With the Mann.” He begins by explaining the plot of the book: a young black man’s struggle to become a comedian on The Ed Sullivan Show and achieve fame. He describes some of the other characters...
    • Susan Straight interview

    • African American families - Fiction; African Americans - Fiction; Tulsa (Okla.) - Fiction
    • Susan Straight discusses her novel, “The Gettin Place.” She begins by explaining that she uses the same characters in other books she has written such as, “I’ve Been In Sorrow’s Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots,” and “Blacker Than a Thousand...
    • Walter Mosley interview, 2008

    • African American men - Fiction; Wrongful death - Fiction; Future life - Fiction; Paranormal fiction; Good and evil - Fiction; Angels - Fiction; Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction;
    • Walter and Connie begin the interview discussing the nature of sin and his desire to write about how sin differs from place to place as means of understanding the moral decisions the “everyman” makes everyday. Walter also highlights the influence...
    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2001

    • African American women - Fiction; African American businesspeople - Fiction; African American business enterprises - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cosmetics industry - Fiction; Betrayal - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her novel, “What You Owe Me.” She explains that her book begins in 1948 when an African American woman befriends a European Jew. The two women go into a cosmetic business together until one betrays the other. She...
    • Wanda Coleman interview, 1988

    • African Americans - Fiction
    • Wanda Coleman discusses her book, “A War of Eyes and Other Stories.” She says in life, there is a constant war against barriers. Coleman states that she has had to fight society and has had to fight in order to be a part of society. She talks...
    • Mary Cunningham interview, 1984 June

    • Agee, Mary Cunningham, 1951-; Agee, William M., 1938-; Bendix Corporation; Allied Corporation; Martin Marietta Corporation; Executives - United States - Biography; Consolidation and merger of corporations - United States‬
    • In the first half of the interview, Mary Cunningham discusses her personal experience as an executive working for Bendix; an organization Cunningham describes as beset by internal power play politics. The second half of the interview centers on...
    • Shana Alexander interview, 1995 December

    • Alexander, Shana; Ager, Milton, 1893-1979; Journalists - United States - Biography; Musicians - United States - 20th century - Biography
    • Shana Alexander discusses her autobiography, “Happy Days.” She begins by explaining that she is the daughter of famous composer Milton Ager, and her mother was a screenwriter for MGM Studios. She talks about her early life and how her parents...
    • Chris Cerf interview, 1995

    • American wit and humor; Euphemism - Humor; Language and culture - Humor; Dating (Social customs) - Humor
    • Chris Cerf discusses his book, “The Official Sexually Correct Dictionary and Dating Guide," co-authored by Henry Beard. Cerf talks about male professor eye contact, the political construct of masculinity, and feminism. Other topics discussed...
    • Joseph Olshan interview

    • Americans - France - Fiction; Novelists - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Joseph Olshan discusses his novel, “The Conversion.” He begins by explaining his book is about a young male writer who moves to Italy and has a relationship with an older man. When one of the men dies, the other begins to investigate the...
    • Arthur Phillips interview, 2003 July 28

    • Americans - Hungary - Budapest - Fiction; Young adults - Fiction; Budapest (Hungary) - Fiction
    • Arthur Phillips discusses his novel, “Prague.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a group of 5 men who meet each other in Budapest and become friends. Two of the men are brothers with family problems, and Phillips describes how he...
    • Margot Livesey interview

    • Amnesia
    • Margot Livesey discusses her book, “The Missing World.” She begins by explaining that the book is somewhat autobiographical in that she always longs for second chances in the way that some of the characters in the book do. She then explores the...
    • Carrie Karasyov interview, 2004 June

    • Apartment houses - Fiction; Rich people - Fiction; Socialites - Fiction; Upper East Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Park Avenue (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Carrie Karasyov discusses the novel she co-wrote with Jill Kargman called, “The Right Address.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a newly married couple who moves into the most expensive apartment complex in New York City. She talks...
    • Carolyn See interview

    • Authorship; Fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; See, Carolyn - Authorship
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Making a Literary Life.” She begins by explaining that the book's target audiences are aspiring writers and dreamers. She wrote the book in an effort to teach them how to live their dreams. The book is a compilation...
    • Sue Miller interview, 1991

    • Autistic children - Family relationships - Fiction
    • Sue Miller discusses her novel, “Family Pictures.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a family with six children and how they interact with each other. She talks about how the children experience a radical change during the 1950s and...
    • Stuart Woods interview, 2002

    • Barrington, Stone (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Stuart Woods discusses his book, “The Short Forever.” He begins by explaining how this is the eighth novel following his character Stone Barrington, a young ex-police detective who has returned to law school and is traveling in London. Woods...

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