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    • Marcia Israel-Curley interview, 2003 July

    • Women - Psychology; Success in business; Women in business; Entrepreneurship
    • Marcia Israel-Curley discusses her book, “Defying the Odds.” She begins by explaining how the book is an autobiography of her career in fashion and retail. She details how growing up in poverty provided her with the drive to succeed in life. Her...
    • Bridget Hughes interview 2004 August 02

    • Literature - Collections
    • Bridget Hughes discusses her book, “The Paris Review.” She begins by sharing that prior to George Plimpton’s death and her promotion to editor she had been a managing editor for "The Paris Review" and worked directly with Plimpton putting the...
    • Joyce Harrington interview

    • Murder mystery - Fiction; Loss (Psychology) - Fiction; Psychopaths - Fiction
    • Joyce Harrington discusses her novels, “Family Reunion,” and “No One Knows My Name.” She begins by explaining how she got started writing murder mystery novels. She talks about submitting her short stories to magazines, and winning the Edgar...
    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town in...
    • Boris Akunin interview, 2003 May 15

    • Fandorin, Erast (Fictitious character); Detectives
    • Boris Akunin discusses his book, “Winter Queen.” He begins by sharing that this novel is the first from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels that will eventually consist of 16 books. Akunin explains that the book’s protagonist,...
    • Robert Birchard interview

    • DeMille, Cecil B. (Cecil Blount), 1881-1959; Motion pictures - United States - History
    • Robert Birchard discusses his book, “Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood.” He begins by sharing that he has been interested in film history since he was a child. He then discusses his research process and his hope that DeMille’s personality comes out...
    • Lisa See interview, 2003 July

    • San Xia Dam (China) - Fiction; Antiquities - Collection and preservation - Fiction; Dams - Design and construction - Fiction; Americans - China - Fiction; Police - China - Fiction; Married people - Fiction; Policewomen - Fiction; Yangtze River...
    • Lisa See discusses her novel, “Dragon Bones.” She begins by explaining that it is the third book in a series that follows the same characters. She talks about her decision to place the story in China near the Three Gorges and the San Xia Dam. ...
    • Robert Dallek interview, 2003 July

    • Presidents - United States - Biography; Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
    • Robert Dallek discusses his biography, “An Unfinished Life." Dallek begins by sharing thoughts on John F. Kennedy the man and the president. He discusses the continuities of Kennedy’s life and career. One such continuity that Dallek mentions is...
    • Richard D. Lavoie interview, 2005

    • Social skills in children; Learning disabled children; Social acceptance in children; Interpersonal relations in children
    • Richard Lavoie discusses his book, “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend.” He begins by talking about how important school is for learning disabled children because they need to learn proper social interaction. He describes qualities all children...
    • Rod McKuen interview

    • Poetry; Mortality; Love; Music; Russian romantic symphonies
    • Rod McKuen discusses his book, “Intervals.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of his newest poetry. He explains that the poems are an exploration of his life and his thoughts on love, family, and his career. In this interview he...
    • Dan Fesperman interview

    • Afghanistan - Fiction; Journalists - Fiction; Translators - Fiction; Pakistanis - Afghanistan - Fiction; Americans - Afghanistan - Fiction
    • Dan Fesperman discusses his book, “The Warlord’s Son.” He begins by sharing that what fascinated him the most about the tribal wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, of which he writes, is the timelessness of it. He explains the role and life of a...
    • Daniel Price interview

    • Celebrities - Fiction; Rap musicians - Fiction; Public relations consultants - Fiction
    • Daniel Price discusses his book, “Slick.” He begins by sharing the plot of the novel that follows the protagonist, Scott, who is a media operative. In the beginning of the book Scott is hired by a hotel chain to promote the opening of a new hotel...
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk interview

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Psychology; Presidents - United States - Biography; Speed, Joshua F. (Joshua Fry), 1814-1882; Depression in men; Depression, Mental
    • Joshua Wolf Shenk discusses his biography, “Lincoln’s Melancholy.” He begins with describing Abraham Lincoln’s history of depression and melancholy even as a child. He also talks about Lincoln’s friendship with Joshua F. Speed and how although...
    • Ellen Burstyn interview

    • Burstyn, Ellen, 1932-; Actors - United States - Biography
    • Ellen Burstyn discusses her book, “Lessons in Becoming Myself.” She begins by sharing stories from her childhood. She tells how she was sent away to boarding school at an early age and when she returned home she lived under the rule of a violent...
    • Leslie Fram interview, 2004 February

    • Mate selection; Divorced men; Remarriage
    • Leslie Fram discusses her book, “How to Marry a Divorced Man.” She begins by talking about how single women shouldn’t discriminate against a man who has already been divorced. She describes the benefits of marrying a divorced man such as his...
    • John Houseman interview

    • Theatrical producers and directors - United States - Biography; Houseman, John
    • John Houseman discusses his book, “Front and Center.” He explains that the book is an autobiography of his life. He recounts his youth and his early years in show business, sharing numerous anecdotes and thoughts on the events of his life and...
    • Chieh Chieng interview, 2005 March 07

    • Chinese American families - Fiction; Americans - China - Hong Kong - Fiction; Mothers - Death - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Orange County (Calif.) - Fiction; Hong Kong (China) - Fiction
    • Chieh Chieng discusses his book, “A Long Stay in a Distant Land.” He begins by sharing that the book explores the life of the protagonist Louis Lum who is a recent college graduate and working at a hot rod magazine. Louis’ family seems to be cursed...
    • James Sheehan interview, 2005

    • Attorney and client - Fiction; Judicial error - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Florida - Fiction
    • James Sheehan discusses his novel, “The Mayor of Lexington Avenue.” He begins by talking about the plot of the story and giving background information on the characters. He discusses his own background of studying law and growing up in New York...
    • Anthony Bourdain interview

    • Cooking; Food
    • Anthony Bourdain discusses his book, “A Cook’s Tour.” He begins by sharing that the book was an opportunity for him to fulfill his greatest desires and fantasies by eating his way around the world. He also briefly discusses his previous book “A...

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