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    • Jennifer Allen interview, 1990

    • California - Social life and customs - Fiction
    • Jennifer Allen discusses her book, “Better Get Your Angel On,” which consist of a series of short stories. Jennifer is the daughter of the famous football coach George Allen, who taught her resilience. Jennifer spent much time alone as she grew...
    • 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...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami interview, 1999

    • Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Juvenile fiction; Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter - Fiction; Jewish refugees - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Jews - New York (State) - Oswego - Juvenile fiction; Holocaust survivors -...
    • Miriam Bat-Ami discusses her book, “Two Suns in the Sky,” which explores refugees from Yugoslavia attempting to establish their new identities as Americans. The characters had to explore how to become Americans. Further, they wanted to explore...
    • Geoffrey Wolff interview, 2003

    • O'Hara, John, 1905-1970; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Geoffrey Wolff discusses his biography, “The Art of Burning Bridges.” He begins by explaining the early life of author John O’Hara: his father left his family with little money and O’Hara desperately wanted to go to Yale. He began his writing...
    • Henry Rogers interview

    • Success in business; Psychology, Industrial
    • Henry Rogers discusses his book, “The One-Hat Solution.” He begins by explaining that his book teaches businessmen and businesswomen how to interact with their surroundings once they have been promoted to middle management. He describes that his...
    • Gary Heavin interview, 2003 July

    • Women - Health and hygiene; Exercise; Physical fitness; Diet; Nutrition; Health
    • Gary Heavin discusses his book, “Curves.” He begins by talking about different popular diets that people are doing today and why they don’t work. He talks about how no one should restrict entire food groups from their diet permanently. Heavin...
    • William Wallis interview, 2004 June

    • Opera - Analysis, appreciation; Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Boheme; Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen; Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata; Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Rake's progress
    • William Wallis discusses his book, “A Dream of Love Fulfilled: An Introduction to Romantic Opera as Literature: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of la Bohème, Carmen, la Traviata and the Rake’s Progress.” He begins by introducing the 5 operatic...
    • Sylvia A. Rouss interview, 2004 May

    • Ramon, Ilan, 1954-2003 - Juvenile literature; Joseph, Joachim - Juvenile literature; Dasberg, Simon - Juvenile literature; Ramon, Ilan, 1954-2003; Joseph, Joachim; Dasberg, Simon; Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp) - Juvenile literature;...
    • Sylvia A. Rouss discusses her book for young adults, “Reach for the Stars.” She begins by explaining that the book follows how a small Torah scroll was given to a boy in a concentration camp and was brought on board the Columbia Spacecraft. She...
    • Terry McMillan interview, 1992 May

    • African American women - Fiction; African American men - Fiction; Female friendship - Fiction; Phoenix (Ariz.) - Fiction; Arizona - Fiction
    • Terry McMillan discusses her book, “Waiting to Exhale.” She says the characters are women who are experiencing voids in their personal lives. McMillan describes the women and their troubles with men. She explains the meaning of the title of the...
    • Richard Simmons interview, 1981 July 9

    • Reducing diets; Reducing exercises
    • Richard Simmons discusses his book, “Never-Say-Diet Book.” He begins by explaining that he lost 123 lbs in 3 months. He describes his talk show, and how coworkers and friends suggest topics to cover. He says he enjoys writing in his bathtub, and...
    • Jed Dannenbaum and Doe Mayer interview, 2003 March 24

    • Motion pictures - Production and direction; Television - Production and direction
    • Jed Dannenbaum and Doe Mayer discuss their book, “Creative Filmmaking.” They begin by explaining the “Five Is” of creativity: Introspection, Inquiry, Intuition, Interaction, and Impact. Some of the people they discuss in the book include Conrad...
    • Yolanda Barnes interview, 2005

    • African American women - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Yolanda Barnes discusses her novel, “When It Burned to the Ground.” She begins by explaining her book is about a street preacher who lives in a bad neighborhood. She discusses the overall themes in the book of downfall and decay. She talks about...
    • Sam Weller interview

    • Science fiction - Authorship; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography; Science fiction, American - History and criticism; Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
    • Sam Weller and Ray Bradbury discuss Weller's book, "The Bradbury Chronicles." Weller, a professor at Columbia College, Chicago, teaches a class on the life and works of Ray Bradbury. His book is a biography on the life and work of author, Ray...
    • Elisa Albert interview

    • Young women - Fiction; Cerebrovascular disease - Fiction; Jewish women - Fiction; Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Elisa Albert discusses her novel, “The Book of Dahlia.” She begins by explaining her book is about a young woman who learns she is dying from a brain tumor. She talks about how her character collects self-help books and attempts to understand the...
    • Chin-Ning Chu interview, 1988

    • Negotiation in business; Intercultural communication; National characteristics, Chinese
    • Chin-Ning Chu discusses her book, “Chinese Mind Games.” She begins by explaining that her book teaches how to successfully do business in China. She talks about how Chinese people treat business like war, and that the market is like a...
    • Loraine Despres interview, 2001

    • Women - Louisiana - Fiction; Scandals - Fiction; Louisiana - Fiction
    • Loraine Despres discusses her novel, “The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc.” She begins by explaining that her book is about a young southern belle whose family is falling apart. She talks how her main character Sissy meets a charming hunter,...
    • Michael André Bernstein interview, 2004 May

    • Galicia (Poland and Ukraine) - Fiction; Aristocracy (Social class) - Fiction; Intelligence officers - Fiction; Jewish preaching - Fiction; Revolutionaries - Fiction; Conspiracies - Fiction; Rabbis - Fiction; Europe - History - 1871-1918 - Fiction
    • Michael André Bernstein discusses his novel, “Conspirators.” He begins by explaining how he is a professor in Berkeley, CA and teaches English and comparative literature. He describes the plot of his book: a play writer who must go back over all...
    • Michael J. Dunphy interview, 1999

    • Karate for children - Juvenile literature; Karate
    • Dr. Michael J. Dunphy discusses his book, “The Kids’ Karate Book.” He begins by explaining that he is a seventh degree black belt in karate. He says that he wanted to write a book about karate that was child-friendly which included both text and...
    • Marc Barasch interview

    • Mental healing; Alternative medicine; Mind and body
    • Marc Barasch discusses his book, “The Healing Path.” He begins by explaining that his book teaches alternative ways of healing through the power of prayer and spirituality. He talks about his own diagnosis of cancer in his vocal chords, and how...
    • Darin Strauss interview, 2008

    • Munchausen syndrome by proxy - Fiction; African American women physicians - Fiction
    • Darin Strauss discusses his novel, “More Than It Hurts You.” He begins by explaining that his book is about a woman who suffers from Munchausen Syndrome which causes her to harm her child to get attention. He talks about the power struggle...

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