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    • Leonard Stern interview, 1994 June

    • Television - Production and direction - Humor
    • Leonard Stern discusses his book, “A Martian Wouldn’t Say That.” He begins by explaining that his book is a compilation of strange memos that his friends have gotten while working in the entertainment industry. He talks about his career...
    • Mary Higgins Clark interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Widows - Fiction; Mediums - Fiction; Psychics - Fiction; Explosions - Fiction; Women in politics - Fiction; Construction industry - Corrupt practices - Fiction
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Before I Say Good-Bye.” She begins by explaining the plot of her novel that follows the main character Nell, who was raised by her grandfather when her parents are killed in a plane crash. Clark goes on...
    • Joyce Jillson interview, 1983 January

    • Women – Humor; Femininity – Humor;
    • Connie and Joyce’s discussion of ‘Real Women’, a witty, tongue-in-cheek look at sexism, covers a variety of topics ranging from why real women don’t pump gas to the direct impetus behind writing the book. In particular, Joyce highlights...
    • Rupert Holmes interview

    • Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940 : San Francisco, Calif.) - Fiction; Women composers - Fiction; Jazz musicians - Fiction; San Francisco (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Rupert Holmes discusses his book, "Swing: A Mystery." The story takes place in San Francisco circa 1940. All of the locations mentioned in the book were (and are) real locations. The main character is a band leader named Ray. He is involved...
    • 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...
    • Peter Hannaford interview

    • Reagan, Ronald; Reagan, Nancy, 1923-; Presidents - United States - Biography; Presidents' spouses - United States - Biography
    • Peter Hannaford discusses his book, “The Reagans, A Political Portrait.” He says that he set out to write a chronicle and journey of Ronald Reagan to the White House. Hannaford claims that Reagan did not want to close any options once he left...
    • Shad Meshad interview, 1987

    • United States. Army - Officers - Biography; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Personal narratives, American; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 - Psychological aspects; Soldiers - United States - Biography
    • Shad Meshad discusses his book, “Captain for Dark Mornings: A True Story.” Meshad says he was a medical service officer during the Vietnam War. He talks about Linda VanderVeen, a Vietnam nurse’s book, and his war experiences. Meshad...
    • Jim and Henny Backus interview, 1987

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Jim and Henny Backus discuss their book, “Forgive Us Our Digressions.” Jim and Henny say they do their best writing in bed together. Jim talks about his father and Henny says that Jim’s uncle was a big backer of Broadway plays. Henny and...
    • Joseph Wambaugh interview, 1992 January

    • Fugitives from justice - Fiction; Palm Springs (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Joseph Wambaugh discusses his book, “Fugitive Nights.” Wambaugh describes the characters and the storyline set in Palm Springs, California. He goes on to say that when writing a script, it is character driven, and that the characters are...
    • Paulina Bergman interview, 1987 September

    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Personal narratives
    • Paulina Bergman discusses her book, “And Not as a Broken Shard.” Bergman talks about the German invasion of Poland and her flee from home upon learning about the “final solution.” She shares her thoughts on the survival instinct and...
    • Carolyn See interview, 1987

    • Nuclear warfare - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction; Women - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Golden Days.” She describes a San Francisco guru, Lion Boyce, and his teachings. See explains the organization of the book and the reason why she wrote it. She shares that she was tired of forty men in Russia...
    • Tim O'Brien interview, 2002

    • Baby boom generation - Fiction; College graduates - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Minnesota - Fiction
    • Tim O’Brien discusses his book, “July, July.” The book is about the class of 1969 returning for its 30th class reunion, but because the class secretary forgot to make a reservation in June, it becomes the 31st reunion. O’Brien shares...
    • Joseph Maciariello interview, 2011

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Management; Social ecology; Leadership
    • Joseph Maciariello discusses his book, “Drucker’s Lost Art of Management: Fulfilling Peter Drucker’s Vision for a Society of Functioning Organizations," written with Karen Linkletter. Maciariello begins by quoting Peter Drucker’s...
    • Kit Williams interview, 1984 June

    • Literary recreations; Picture puzzles; Treasure troves; Allegories; Literary recreations
    • Kit Williams discusses his book, “The Bee on the Comb.” It consists of a series of artwork that was originally oil painted on linen. Williams explains that the story is from the bees’ point of view and describes the similarities between...
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford interview, 1999

    • Women art dealers - Fiction; World War, 1939-1945 - Art and the war - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Paris (France) - Fiction
    • Barbara Taylor Bradford discusses her book, “A Sudden Change of Heart.” She begins by talking about the two main characters in the book, Laura and Claire. Bradford describes Laura as “true blue,” an always devoted friend to Claire. She...
    • Johnnie Cochran interview, 2002

    • Lawyers - United States - Biography; African American lawyers - Biography
    • Johnnie Cochran discusses his book, “A Lawyer’s Life,” coauthored with David Fisher. Martinson begins by sharing that she first met Cochran through the Coro Foundation. She goes on to say that Cochran worked in the district attorney’s...
    • Brian Curran Jr. interview, 2002

    • Excavations (Archaeology) - Italy - Pompeii (Extinct city); Pompeii (Extinct city) - Pictorial works; Pompeii (Extinct city) - Social life and customs; Pompeii (Extinct city) - In art
    • Brian Curran Jr. discusses his book, “The Lost World of Pompeii,” co-authored with Colin Amery. Curran says Pompeii was a colony dedicated to Venus. He talks about the influence of Hellenistic culture on Roman culture and that death 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...
    • Joyce Maynard interview

    • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Joyce Maynard discusses her book, “The Usual Rules.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to explore how the events of September 11th took normal lives and threw them into turmoil. She then discusses the characters and the plot, which...

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