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    • Roy Neuberger interview, 1997

    • Capitalists and financiers - Biography; Investments
    • Roy Neuberger discusses his book, “So Far So Good: The First 94 Years,” co-authored with Alfred and Roma Connable. Neuberger talks about the deaths of his mother and father and how he found a husband for his older sister. He shares his early...
    • 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...
    • Cristina Ferrare interview, 1999

    • Menopause - Popular works; Menopause - Complications - Diet therapy - Recipes; Middle-aged women - Health and hygiene - Popular works
    • Cristina Ferrare discusses her book, “Okay, So I Don’t Have a Headache.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the struggles women face with menopause, PMS, and growing older. She talks about her strained relationship she had with her...
    • Julie Buxbaum interview, 2008

    • Women lawyers - Fiction
    • Julie Buxbaum discusses her book, “The Opposite of Love.” She begins by explaining the plot of her book: a successful female lawyer named Emily who breaks up with her boyfriend and quits her job because she is looking for something more. Buxbaum...
    • Eric Bercovici interview

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    • Eric begins the interview discussing his success as a Hollywood writer and producer and especially his work adapting James Carvell’s Shogun to television. In particular, Eric covers the process he uses when writing scripts based novels. He also...
    • 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,...
    • Anne Bernays interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Intellectual life - 20th century; New York (N.Y.) - Social life and customs - 20th century; Biographers - United States - Biography; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Novelists, American - Homes and haunts - New York...
    • Anne Bernays and Justin Kaplan discuss their book, “Back Then.” They begin by explaining that they collaborated on the book, which is a double memoir recounting their parallel lives in 1950s New York City. They share how they both grew up in Jewish...
    • Ken Annakin interview, 2001

    • Annakin, Ken; Motion picture producers and directors - Great Britain - Biography
    • Ken Annakin discusses his book, “So You Wanna Be a Director.” He begins by explaining how he traveled all around Europe as a child, and got his first movie role as a member of a boy’s choir. He started his film career by doing propaganda films...
    • Toni Bernay interview

    • Cancer - Popular works
    • Toni Bernay discusses her book, “When It’s Cancer.” She begins by explaining how important it is for the cancer patient and their loved ones to focus on being proactive. She emphasizes that there are so many options presented to the cancer patient...
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan interview, 1983 June

    • Interfaith marriage - United States; Marriage - Religious aspects - Judaism; Marriage - Religious aspects - Christianity
    • Paul Cowan and Rachel Cowan discuss their book, “Mixed Blessings.” They begin by explaining that they are an interfaith couple and decided to write their own wedding ceremony so they could incorporate both aspects of Judaism and Christianity. ...
    • 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...
    • Mark Haskell Smith interview

    • Family - owned business enterprises - Fiction; Caterers and catering - Fiction; Murder for hire - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; Cooks - Fiction; Honolulu (Hawaii) - Fiction
    • Mark Haskell Smith discusses his book, “Delicious.” He begins by explaining that in Hawaii companies often form monopolies and that his book is actually based on a true story in which a company from the Midwest tried to move in on a Hawaiian...
    • Kathryn Durham interview 2004 August 02

    • Children; Children’s allowances
    • Kathryn Durham discusses her book, “Mom, Can you Buy me This?” She begins by explaining the plot of the book, which begins when the protagonist, Ryan, wants to buy a video game, so is given an allowance. He then learns about sales tax, inflation,...
    • Trey Ellis interview

    • Motivational speakers - Fiction; Cults - Fiction; Satire
    • Trey Ellis discusses his book, “Right Here, Right Now.” He begins by introducing the characters in the book and talking about the main character’s background as a motivational speaker turned cult leader. He talks about keeping the readers unsure...
    • Helen Tse interview

    • Tse, Helen; Tse, Helen - Family; Sweet Mandarin (Restaurant); Restaurateurs - England - Manchester - Biography; Immigrants - Great Britain; Chinese - Great Britain
    • Helen Tse discusses her family’s biography, “Sweet Mandarin.” She begins by talking about how she grew up in England, but her family moved back to Hong Kong. She talks about how her great-grandfather made a fortune in the soy sauce business, but...
    • Ariel Dorfman interview, 1987

    • Birth - Folklore; Babies - Fiction
    • Ariel Dorfman discusses his novel, “The Last Song of Manuel Sendero.” He begins by explaining that the book is about a baby who refuses to be born until his parents change the world and make it a better place. This baby gathers all the other...
    • Jared Diamond interview

    • Culture diffusion; Human beings - Effect of environment on; Ethnology; Civilization - History; Social evolution
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, “Guns, Germs, and Steel." Diamond explains that his book argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. He elaborates by explaining that societies that historically had a head start in...
    • Carol Channing interview, 2002

    • Channing, Carol; Actors - United States - Biography; Singers - United States - Biography
    • Carol Channing discusses her autobiography, “Just Lucky I Guess.” She begins by explaining her early life and childhood, and how she grew up singing and acting. She talks about her early acting career and how she tried out for a part in the film...
    • Tim Guest interview, 2005

    • Guest, Tim, 1975-; Rajneeshees - Biography
    • Tim Guest talks about his book, “My Life in Orange.” He begins by explaining that he spent his childhood with his parents living in a commune. He talks about how his mother was devoutly religious but decided she wanted a more mystical experience,...
    • David Raphael interview, 1989 November

    • Inquisition – Fiction; Jews – Spain – Fiction; Spain – History – Ferdinand and Isabella, 1479–1516 – Fiction;
    • In the first half of the interview, David discusses the conflict between the Christian and Moorish kingdoms for the control of the Iberian Peninsula. In particular, David discusses the important role Jews played in these wars and how that...

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