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    • Alfred Howard interview, 1981

    • Cooking; Home-based businesses; Caterers and catering; Restaurant management
    • Alfred Howard discusses his book, “Turn Your Kitchen Into a Gold Mine.” He begins by explaining that he wrote his book to help people start business out of their own homes. He talks about how to get a vender’s license to sell your baked...
    • Hugh Downs interview, 1988 December

    • Television personalities - United States - Biography; Downs, Hugh
    • Hugh Downs discusses his autobiography, “On Camera.” He begins by explaining how he got his start in radio and then later moved to television. Downs discusses his early exposure to “The University of Chicago Roundtable.” He goes on to share...
    • 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...
    • Charles Rappleye interview

    • Morris, Robert, 1734-1806; Governors - Pennsylvania - Biography; United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Biography; United States - Politics and government - 1775-1783 - Biography
    • Charles Rappleye discusses his biography, “Robert Morris.” He begins by explaining that Robert Morris became famous after financing the American army during the Revolutionary War. He talks about how Morris managed the economy and saved the...
    • Victor Villaseñor interview, 2011

    • Villaseñor, Victor - Family; Villaseñor, Victor. Rain of gold; Mexican American authors - 20th century - Biography; Mexican Americans - California - Biography; Mexican American authors - Family relationships
    • Victor Villaseñor discusses his book, “Beyond Rain of Gold.” He begins by explaining that he wrote the trilogy of books, “Rain of Gold.” He talks about the death of his father. He describes how his father was conned into developing...
    • Susan Shapiro Barash interview, 2004 May

    • Wives - Conduct of life; Wives - Case studies; Marriage - Case studies
    • Susan Shapiro Barash discusses her book, “The New Wife.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to explore how women viewed their roles as wives during each decade. She talks about the housewife of the 1950s who stayed home, was uneducated,...
    • Hollis Norton interview

    • Real estate investment; Success in business
    • Hollis Norton discusses his book, “How to Make It When You’re Cash Poor.” He begins by stressing the importance of having a good lawyer when a person is investing in real estate. He gives tips on how to find a good lawyer, a good...
    • 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...
    • Judith Viorist interview, 2000

    • Humorous poetry, American; Aging - Poetry; Women - Poetry
    • Judith Viorist discusses her poetry book, “Suddenly Sixty.” She begins by talking about what happens to your mind and spirit when you start to feel older. Martinson asks Viorist to read several poems from her book about grandchildren,...
    • Barry H. Harrin interview, 1991

    • Executive ability; Executives; Success in business
    • Barry H. Harrin discusses his book, “A Manager’s Guide to Guerilla Warfare.” He begins by explaining that he was a manager at AT&T and also served in the Vietnam War. He talks about how he had to learn to manage his co-workers after he got...
    • Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark interview, 2004 May

    • Women deans (Education) - Fiction; Class reunions - Fiction; Serial murderers - Fiction; Adopted children - Fiction; Cornwall on Hudson (N.Y.) - Fiction; Reilly, Regan (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women private investigators - California - Los...
    • Mary Higgins Clark discusses her book, “Nighttime Is My Time,” and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark talks about her book, “Popped.” Mary describes how her novel is about a boy who gets bullied in high school and how people start dying...
    • Stewart Stern interview, 1989 September

    • Newman, Paul, 1925-2008 - Criticism and interpretation; Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 - Film and video adaptations; Glass menagerie (Motion picture : 1987); Motion pictures - Production and direction - Case studies; American drama - Film and video...
    • Stewart Stern discusses his book, “No Tricks in My Pocket.” He begins by explaining that he wrote the film, “The Glass Menagerie” which was directed by Paul Newman. He talks about his close friendship with Newman, and his hesitation to...
    • Howard Leeds interview

    • Television - Production and direction; Television actors and actresses - United States - Anecdotes
    • Howard Leeds discusses the television show he created, “Small Wonder.” He begins by explaining that he is the creator, writer, and executive producer of the show. He talks about other shows he has produced such as “The Brady Bunch,”...
    • Edward M. Marshall interview, 1981

    • Obesity - Psychological aspects; Behavior modification
    • Dr. Edward M. Marshall discusses his book, “The Marshall Plan for Lifelong Weight Control.” He begins by explaining that people can eat whatever they want and lose weight as long as they have small portions. He discusses how all people can get...
    • Rollene Saal interview, 1995

    • Group reading - United States
    • Rollene Saal discusses her book, “The New York Public Library Guide to Reading Groups.” She begins by explaining that the New York Public Library started their reading groups for women who had children and wanted to read together. She talks...
    • Barbara Neely interview, 2001

    • White, Blanche (Fictitious character) - Fiction; African American women - Fiction; Women detectives - Fiction; Caterers and catering - Fiction; Cooking - Fiction; Detective and mystery stories; North Carolina - Fiction
    • Barbara Neely discusses her novel, “Blanche Passes Go.” She begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in the series that follows her character Blanche White. She talks about how Blanche decides to move back to North Carolina from New...
    • Davitt Sigerson interview, 2004 April

    • Man-woman relationships - Fiction; Relationship addiction - Fiction; London (England) - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Davitt Sigerson discusses his novel, “Faithful.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a woman who falls in love with her ex-boyfriend again while she is married to a new man. He talks about how two people can change when they have a...
    • Elijah Wald interview, 2004

    • Johnson, Robert, d. 1938; Blues musicians - Mississippi - Biography; Blues (Music) - Mississippi - History and criticism
    • Elijah Wald discusses his biography “Escaping the Delta.” He begins by explaining the influence of Blues musician Robert Johnson and how the genre of the Blues did not start in Mississippi like previously thought. He talks about other famous...
    • Alan Lawrence Sitomer interview, 2005 March 07

    • Teenage boys - United States - Fiction; Hate crimes - United States - Fiction; African American teenagers - Fiction; Basketball stories; Violence - Fiction
    • Alan Sitomer discusses his book, “The Hoopster.” He begins by stressing the importance of getting teenagers to read. He shares that he is a high school teacher and he feels that the number one factor that keeps students from being at risk is if...

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