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    • Alan Zweibel interview, 2005

    • Runners (Sports) - Fiction; Marathon running - Fiction; Middle-aged men - Fiction; Overweight Men - Fiction; Doppelgängers - Fiction; Businessmen - Fiction; New Jersey - Fiction; New York City Marathon - Fiction
    • Alan Zweibel discusses his book, “The Other Shulman.” He begins with how the novel is incredibly autobiographical with a few minor changes. He talks about the importance of marathon running and its connection with overcoming fears and...
    • Brett Paesel interview

    • Paesel, Brett; Mothers - California - Los Angeles - Biography; Motherhood - California - Los Angeles - Anecdotes; Character actors and actresses - California - Los Angeles - Biography; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Biography
    • Brett Paesel discusses her book, “Mommies Who Drink.” She begins by explaining that her book is a collection of essays about things she and her friends have experienced. She talks about her time acting on the television shows, “Curb Your...
    • Timothy Steele interview, 1985

    • Poetry
    • Timothy Steele discusses his book, “Sapphics Against Anger & Other Poems.” Steele begins by explaining why he chose to write poetry rather than alternative forms of writing such as, short stories, novels and plays. He goes on to read several of...
    • Blythe Holbrooke interview, 1983

    • Gossip
    • Blythe Holbrooke discusses her book, “Gossip” which she describes as informal communication. Blythe states that people gossip, but do not truly understand the politics of talk. Ultimately, bad rumors can destroy lives. The book describes how...
    • Lee Siegel interview, 2003 March 24

    • Jewish men - Fiction; Birthfathers - Fiction; Mountaineers - Fiction; Entertainers - Fiction; Rogues and vagabonds - Fiction
    • Lee Siegel discusses his book, “Love and Other Games of Chance.” He begins by describing the character of Lee Siegel, and how it is not actually him in the book, but more his nemesis who has similar characteristics to himself. He then discusses...
    • Daniel Olivas interview

    • Hispanic Americans - Fiction; Mexican Americans - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Daniel Olivas discusses his book, “Assumption and Other Stories.” He begins by sharing that he also works as an attorney and writes in his spare time, drawing inspiration from his life and from the headlines. He then discusses how his book is a...
    • Shari Lewis interview, 1984

    • Tricks Juvenile literature; Paper work Juvenile literature; Creative activities and seat work Juvenile literature
    • Shari Lewis discusses her book, “Shari Lewis Presents Abracadabra!: Magic and Other Tricks.” Lewis says that one must never tell how a trick is done and was brought up by a magician father and musician mother. She claims she started learning...
    • Harold Schulweis interview, 2001 October 05

    • Judaism - Customs and practices - Meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects -Judaism - Meditations; Life change events - Religious aspects - Judaism - Meditations; Jewish meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects - Judaism - Poetry
    • Harold Schulweis discusses his book, “Finding Each Other in Judaism.” He begins by explaining that the first instance of philosophical wisdom that is found in the bible is when God says that it is not good for the human being to be alone and...
    • 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...
    • Mel Torme interview, 1992 October

    • Judy Garland show (Television program : 1963); Tormé, Mel, 1925-1999; Garland, Judy
    • Mel Torme discusses his book, “The Other Side of the Rainbow.” Torme begins by explaining that the book chronicles the events of the short-lived Judy Garland Show, while revealing a personal side of Judy Garland. Torme worked on the show as its...
    • Aljean Harmetz interview

    • Motion picture industry - United States; Motion picture producers and directors - United States; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States; Screenwriters - United States
    • Aljean Harmetz discusses her book, “Rolling Breaks and Other Movie Business.” She begins by explaining the glamorous on-screen side of Hollywood as well as the darker side that happens behind the scenes. She gives examples of how movie stars...
    • Daryl Cumber Dance interview

    • Mecklenburg Six (Group); Mecklenburg Correctional Center (Va.); Prisoners - Virginia - Biography; Fugitives from justice - Virginia - Biography; Escapes - Virginia - Case studies; African Americans - Folklore
    • Daryl Cumber Dance discusses her book, “Long Gone.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the 6 escaped death row inmates from Mecklenburg Prison in 1984, and other tales of black escape folklore. She talks about teaching at the...
    • Dale Peck interview, 1996

    • Marriage - Fiction
    • Dale Peck discusses his novel, “The Law of Enclosures,” that describes his life. The book opens with two characters, Beatrice and Henry, who met in college, and are completely in love with each other. It continues on with the story of their...
    • Leonard Wolf interview, 1982 December

    • Shabbethai Tzevi, 1626-1676 - Fiction; Jews - History - 70-1789 - Fiction; Pseudo-Messiahs - Fiction; Jews - Turkey - Fiction
    • Leonard Wolf discusses his novel, “The False Messiah.” He begins by explaining that his book takes place in the year 1630 and follows a real man named Shabbethai Tzevi who believed he was the second coming of the Messiah. He describes the...
    • Diane Johnson interview

    • Paris (France) - Intellectual life; Paris (France) - History; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter) - Description and travel; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France : Quarter) - Intellectual life; Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris, France...
    • Diane Johnson discusses her book, “Into a Paris Quartier.” She begins by explaining how she found her current apartment in Paris and the history behind it. Johnson goes on to discuss life in a city as unique as Paris, including the different...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Mary Sheldon interview

    • Theatrical agents - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Mary Sheldon discusses her book, “Pandora Brown.” She begins by describing the plot, which follows the character Pandora who is teased by the other kids at school except for Gary who becomes her love interest. As the novel unfolds Gary and...
    • Judith Viorist interview, 2000

    • Humorous poetry, American; Aging - Poetry; Women - Poetry
    • Judith Viorist discusses her poetry book, “Suddenly Sixty.” She begins by talking about what happens to your mind and spirit when you start to feel older. Martinson asks Viorist to read several poems from her book about grandchildren,...
    • 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...

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