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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary businessman...
    • 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 office for...
    • Steven Kotler interview

    • Spiritual life; Lyme disease - Patients - United States - Biography; Surfers - United States - Biography; Kotler, Steven, 1967 - Travel
    • Steven Kotler discusses his book, “West of Jesus.” He begins by sharing the story of his struggle with Lyme disease and its effect on him spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Kotler explains how it was this struggle that led him to take up...
    • David Kusek interview, 2005 March 30

    • Sound recording industry; Music trade
    • David Kusek and Gerd Leonhard discuss their book, “The Future of Music.” They begin by explaining that they foresee a future where music is omnipresent like water and the choice of access to music might be between turning on the faucet for tap...
    • John Pomfret interview

    • China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976 - Biography; China - History - 1976 - 2002 - Biography; Foreign correspondents - China - Biography; American students - China - Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng) - Biography; Nanjing da xue - Alumni and...
    • John Pomfret discusses his book, “Chinese Lessons.” He begins by sharing his memories of living and studying in China. He explains that he left Stanford University to study history in China and discusses the differences between higher education in...
    • James McEachin interview

    • Civil rights movement; United States. Army; Segregation; Television acting; Korean War, 1950-1953; Veterans
    • James McEachin discusses his book, “Pebbles in the Roadway.” He begins by explaining that his book is a collection of essays and stories, which he wrote in an effort to “purge the mind.” He shares his memories of serving in the army and his...
    • 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,...
    • 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. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Francine Ward interview, 2003 March 24

    • Self-esteem - Problems, exercises, etc.; Self-esteem
    • Francine Ward discusses her book, “Esteemable Acts.” She begins by sharing her background. She discusses how she used to be a drug addict, an alcoholic and a call girl, but then she turned her life around, graduated from Georgetown University Law...
    • Michael Konik Coleman interview, 2005 February 7

    • Europe - Description and travel; Dogs - Europe - Anecdotes; Americans - Europe - Anecdotes; Travel with dogs - Europe - Anecdotes; Dog owners - Europe - Anecdotes; Konik, Michael - Travel - Europe
    • Michael Konik discusses his book, “Ella in Europe.” He begins by sharing how after growing up in family with dogs, as an adult he decided to make the move from New York to Los Angeles in order to be able to have his own dog. Shortly after his move...
    • Troy Johnson interview

    • Gender identity - United States; Families - United States; Lesbian mothers - United States - Biography; Children of gay parents - United States - Biography
    • Troy Johnson discusses his book, “Family Outing.” He begins by sharing that the book is a personal memoir of his metamorphosis from a homophobic child to a mature adult who could accept his mother’s sexual orientation. Johnson explains how at age...

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