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    • Pat York interview, 1991

    • Older people - Interviews; Older people - Portraits; Self-realization in old age
    • Pat York discusses her book, “Going Strong.” She shares stories about the individuals aged 75 and older featured in her book. The people she discusses are: George Abbott, Brooke Astor, George Burns, Dr. William Cahan, Barbara Cartland,...
    • Barack Obama interview, 1995 August

    • African Americans - Biography; Racially mixed people - United States - Biography; Racism - United States; United States - Race relations
    • Barack Obama discusses his book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” Obama shares his family’s background and its influence in his life. He tells of his mother’s emphasis of instilling a strong African and African...
    • Edward Humes interview, 2003 September 16

    • Public schools - United States - Case studies; Gretchen Whitney High School (Cerritos, Calif.)
    • Edward Humes discusses his book, “School of Dreams.” He begins by explaining that the book is an exploration of successful American schools. To write the book Edward Humes, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, spent a year at Gretchen Whitney...
    • Veronica Chambers interview

    • Motherless families - Fiction; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Runaway wives - Fiction; Maternal deprivation - Fiction; Fathers and daughters - Fiction; African American families - Fiction; African American girls - Fiction
    • Veronica Chambers discusses her book, “When Did You Stop Loving Me?” She begins by explaining the plot of her novel which follows Angela who is abandoned by her mother and is left in the care of her father, a struggling magician with a strong...
    • Catherine Coulter interview, 2003

    • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation - Fiction; Sherlock, Lacey (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Savich, Dillon (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Government investigators - Fiction
    • Catherine Coulter discusses her novel, “Blindside.” She begins by explaining that the book is about a young boy who is kidnapped and how he escapes. She talks about how this is the eighth novel in the series that involves the Federal Bureau...
    • Steven Barnes interview

    • Europeans - Africa - Fiction; Imperialism - Fiction; Colonies - Fiction; Slaves - Fiction; Africa - Colonies - Europe - Fiction; Africa - Fiction
    • Steven Barnes discusses his novel, “Lion’s Blood.” He begins by explaining how he wanted to create an alternative history and switch ethnic roles throughout time. He talks about how he uses the Irish people as a good example of a group to...
    • Thomas Parham interview, 2000

    • African Americans - Psychology
    • Thomas Parham discusses his book, “The Psychology of Blacks: An African-Centered Perspective,” co-authored with Joseph White and Adisa Ajamu. Parham says that the first edition of the book was written by White in about 1984 as an introduction...
    • Gloria Steinem interview, 1984 October

    • Feminists - United States - Biography; Feminism - United States
    • Gloria Steinem discusses her book, “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.” Steinem talks about exposing the conditions of Playboy bunnies and her Smith College classmates. She says women were never allowed to know that they could be...
    • Gar Alperovitz interview, 2004

    • Democracy - United States; Wealth - United States; Income distribution - United States
    • Gar Alperovitz discusses his book, “America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy.” Alperovitz begins by saying that democracy is threatened and that there has been a downward trend in government doing what...
    • Tammi Schneider interview, 2004

    • Sarah (Biblical matriarch); Bible. O.T. Genesis XI-XXII - Commentaries; Bible. O.T. Genesis XI-XXII - Feminist criticism
    • Tammi Schneider discusses her book, "Sarah: Mother of Nations." She says she always thought of Sarah as a strong character and taught a course on women in the Bible. Schneider explains that as soon as one translates a text, she interprets it, and...
    • 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...
    • Lawrence Graham interview, 1980

    • Job hunting; College students - Employment; Students - Employment; Summer employment
    • Lawrence Graham discusses his book, “Jobs In the Real World.” He begins by explaining that he is a job counselor at Princeton and wrote the book out of his own experience and from what other people have told him. He talks about the problems...
    • Erika Schickel interview

    • Mothers - Humor; Families - Humor
    • Erika Schickel discusses her book, “You’re Not the Boss of Me.” She begins by explaining that she used to be an actress and wrote the first chapter as a performance piece. Martinson asks Schickel to read a passage from the book about being...
    • Rona Jaffe interview, 1985

    • Class reunions - Fiction; Women - United States - Fiction; Friendship - Fiction
    • Rona Jaffe discusses her novel, “After the Reunion.” She begins by explaining that this book is a sequel to her novel, “Class Reunion,” and follows the same group of characters. She talks about how she wanted to explore strong women in...
    • Chris Abani interview, 2006

    • Prostitution - England - London - Fiction; Nigerians - England - London - Fiction; Teenagers - Fiction
    • Chris Abani discusses his book, "Becoming Abigail." He says the book is about a woman trying to find herself in the shadow of her strong mother. Abani talks about domination and men wanting to own the female body. He also talks about Abigail and...
    • Stanley Mack interview, 2004 October 18

    • Bode, Janet - Health; Breast - Cancer - Patients - New York (State) - New York -Biography; Cancer - Caricatures and cartoons
    • Stanley Mack discusses his book, “Janet and Me.” He begins by explaining that Janet was his wife whom he met at a conference where they both were working as reporters looking for stories. He discusses how she later had a successful career...
    • Joyce Howard interview, 1989

    • Miller, Henry, 1891-1980 - Correspondence; Tokuda, Hoki - Correspondence; Authors, American - 20th century - Correspondence
    • Joyce Howard describes her book, “Letters from Henry Miller to Hoki Tokuda Miller,” which articulates the beautiful love letters sent from Henry to Hoki. Joyce described Henry like a chameleon, in that he had very strong change in moods. Hoki...
    • Shirley Conran interview, 1988

    • Survival - Fiction; Islands of the Pacific; Awareness; Race awareness
    • Shirley Conran discusses her book, “Savages,” that describes five corporate housewives, who get stranded on a tropical island, and must work together in order to survive. These women realize how capable and strong they are, as opposed to...

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