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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 goods to...
    • 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 his...
    • 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 accountant, and...
    • 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...
    • Paul M. Zall interview, 2005

    • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Language; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Literary style; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 - Quotations; Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790; American wit and humor; Statesmen - United States - Biography
    • Paul M. Zall discusses his book, “Benjamin Franklin’s Humor.” He begins by explaining that Franklin wrote his own book of proverbs, and wrote satire stories for his brother’s newspaper. Franklin would also write satirical letters to editors...
    • Amy Fine Collins interview

    • Collins, Amy Fine - Friends and associates; Women automobile drivers - United States; Automobile driver education - Psychological aspects; Automobile driver education teachers - United States; Phobias
    • Amy Fine Collins discusses her book, “The God of Driving.” She talks about how she learned to drive a car and motorcycle at an older age than most people. She describes her driving instructor Attila and how the two struck up an unlikely...
    • 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, and...
    • 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...
    • 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 before 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...
    • Norman Jewison interview, 2005

    • Jewison, Norman, 1926-; Motion picture producers and directors - Canada - Biography
    • Norman Jewison discusses his autobiography, “This Terrible Business Has Been Good to Me.” He begins by talking about some films he has directed including “Fiddler On the Roof,” In the Heat of the Night,” “A Soldier’s Story,” and “Jesus Christ...
    • Roger Hayot interview, 1995

    • Authentic Café; Cooking
    • Roger Hayot discusses his book, “Dinner at the Authentic Café.” He begins by explaining that he opened the Authentic Café in Los Angeles, which serves Moroccan-themed cuisine. He talks about how he got his start in the food business by working at...
    • 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...
    • 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 nation...
    • 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 acres of land...
    • 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...
    • 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 write his...
    • 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,” “Different...
    • Kate White interview, 2002 May

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    • Kate and Connie start the interview talking about some of the real-world editors that serve as the models for the characters in her novel. For the majority of the interview, Kate interweaves her experience as a professional magazine editor with...
    • 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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