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    • Steven Ivory interview, 2004 February

    • Ivory, Steven - Relations with women; Journalists - United States - Biography
    • Steven Ivory discusses his autobiography, “Fool In Love.” He begins by telling how his book came into production after readers of his online column asked him to compile his essays. He talks about how his book is grouped into three parts: dealing...
    • Seth Swirsky interview, 2003 April 11

    • Baseball - Anecdotes; Letters
    • Seth Swirsky discusses his book, “Something to Write Home About.” He begins by explaining that the point of the book is that everyone has a story to tell about baseball. The book includes letters from President George Bush, Senator Ted Kennedy,...
    • Paula Gunn Allen interview, 1994 July

    • Indians of North America - Fiction; American fiction - Indian authors; American fiction - 20th century
    • Editor Paula Gunn Allen discusses her volume, Voice of the Turtle, an overview of American Indian literature, from early oral histories to bestsellers. Voice of the Turtle explores the works of 17 authors, of which Connie and Paula discuss four,...
    • Mallory Tarcher interview, 1994 July

    • Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Las Vegas (Nev.) - Fiction
    • Mallory Tarcher discusses her book, Starring Mom, which is about a teenage girl, Dena, spending a summer with her real mother, Shena, in Las Vegas. Among the many themes discussed are loss of innocence, the transformation of familial relationships,...
    • Gary W. Small interview, 2004

    • Memory - Popular works; Memory disorders - Prevention - Popular works; Physical fitness; Health
    • Dr. Gary Small discusses his book, “The Memory Prescription.” He begins by explaining that he wrote this book because many of his patients asked him what to do to improve their memories. He creates a system to remember names and faces that he...
    • Joe Queenan interview, 1994 February

    • Motion pictures - United States - Reviews; Motion pictures - United States - Humor
    • Joe Queenan, movie essayist and critic, talks about his latest book, a satirical examination of movie scenes and whether these scenes truly can happen in real life; his answer: no. For the majority of the interview, Queenan talks about specific...
    • Joseph Finder interview

    • Business intelligence - Fiction; Success in business - Fiction; Corporate culture - Fiction; Commercial crimes - Fiction; Deception - Fiction
    • Joseph Finder discusses his book, “Paranoia.” He begins by discussing the research he did into competition amongst American technology companies and how there is more espionage going on between these companies today then there was during the Cold...
    • Lynn Andrews interview, 1985 November

    • Andrews, Lynn V.; Whistling Elk, Agnes; Women shamans - Biography; Women and religion
    • Lynn Andrews discusses her ten-year journey working with women in Canadian First Nation communities to learn about the ancient power of womanhood. Connie felt that she had fallen into an abstract-impressionist painting reading Jaguar Woman, and...
    • Mortimer Adler interview, 1986 April

    • Learning and scholarship
    • Mortimer J. Adler discusses his book, “A Guidebook to Learning: For a Lifelong Pursuit of Wisdom.” Adler says that one must create a guide to learning after he or she leaves school. He believes that students should receive a general liberal...
    • Lawrence Graham interview

    • Legislators’ spouses - United States - Biography; African American legislators - Biography; Legislators - United States - Biography; United States. Congress. Senate - Biography; Bruce family; Bruce, Blanche Kelso, 1841-1898 - Family; Bruce, Roscoe...
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “The Senator and the Socialite.” He begins by explaining that the book is a biography of the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, Blanche Kelso Bruce. Graham tells the story of...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his collection of short stories entitled, "Bradbury Stories." He begins by explaining that he chose the one-hundred stories in the collection with the help of his editors because he has such an extensive collection of work....
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Illinois - Fiction; Vampires - Fiction; Foundlings - Fiction; Immortalism - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "From the Dust Returned" He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how many of his books and plays begin as short stories. He goes on to discuss his writing process and his belief that writer's block is the...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 1985 December

    • Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Screenwriters - Fiction; Serial murders - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "Death Is A Lonely Business." He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how he drew on his experiences living in Venice during the early years of his career. He stresses the importance of a proper setting...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Dandelion wine; The Martian chronicles; Something wicked this way comes; Fahrenheit 451; Amateur architecture; Communities; City planning; Theater; Libraries
    • Connie Martinson interviews author Ray Bradbury. They begin by discussing several of his books including, “Dandelion Wine,” “Martian Chronicles,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” and “Fahrenheit 451.” Bradbury explains that many of his childhood...
    • Terrie Williams interview, 2002

    • African American women - Conduct of life; Virtues; Kwanzaa
    • Terrie Williams discusses her book, “A Plentiful Harvest.” She begins with a story about her personal life as a successful businesswoman, and how she longed for something more. She goes into detail about how people who appear happy can feel pain...
    • Peter Craig interview, 2005 March 07

    • Fathers and daughters - Fiction; Young women - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Peter Craig discusses his book, “Blood Father.” He begins by explaining that when he created the characters in the book he thought of them each having a fearful response to something. He discusses how the mother in the novel appears tough, but...
    • Yehuda Berg interview, 2002

    • Cabala; Spiritual life - Judaism; Mysticism - Judaism
    • Yehuda Berg discusses his book, “The Power of Kabbalah.” He begins by explaining what is Kabbalah, which originally began as an ancient wisdom. It later developed into different systems, which consists of more personal work, as well as a science...
    • 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...
    • Frank Rich interview, 2000 November

    • Rich, Frank; Theater critics - United States - Biography;
    • Frank begins the interview discussing that his book is an attempt to recapture his first theatre experience. For the majority of the interview, Frank chronicles a number of stories from his childhood and young adulthood explaining how he came to...
    • Steve Allen interview, 1998

    • Allen, Steve, 1921-2000 - Fiction; Meadows, Jayne, 1919- - Fiction; Comedians - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction;
    • Steve begins the interview briefly talking about the basic gimmicks and insider jokes he uses in his novels. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Steve’s conversation meanders between the novel’s themes and Steve’s life ranging from his...

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