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    • Susan Vreeland interview, 2005 February

    • Painters - Fiction; Impressionist artists - Fiction; Post-impressionism (Art) - Fiction; Biographical fiction, American; France - Fiction
    • Susan Vreeland discusses her book, “Life Studies.” Vreeland shares stories from the book, which cast the profiled painters as peripheral characters. She tells the story of how Pierre-Auguste Renoir meets the little girl from his work, “A Girl...
    • Hermien Lee interview

    • Reducing diets; Health
    • Hermien Lee discusses her book, “The Spot Reducing Diet.” She begins by explaining that her book is about how to lose weight in certain areas of the body and how to have more energy. She advises that people need to realize what they’re eating, at...
    • Mark Victor Hansen interview, 1997

    • Parables; Spiritual life - Anecdotes; Christian life; Christian life - Anecdotes
    • Mark Victor Hansen discusses his national bestseller, “Chicken Soup For the Christian Soul.” He begins the interview by talking about specific stories from the book and tells one about the creation of the Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schulz. He...
    • 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...
    • 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 American...
    • Olga Silverstein interview, 1994 April

    • Masculinity; Men - Psychology; Boys - Psychology; Mothers and sons; Child rearing
    • Olga Silverstein discusses her book, The Courage to Raise Good Men, which explores how we raise boys to become men. Silverstein presents a series of questions to describe and interpret how cultural definitions of masculinity and femininity impact...
    • James Coco interview, 1985

    • Low-calorie diet; Low-calorie diet - Recipes; Food - Caloric content - Tables
    • James Coco discusses his book, The James Coco Diet, which details how he overcame his weight issues and developed a healthy lifestyle. Martinson remarks that this book is really two books in one: one tells of Coco’s life and his struggle with...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary businessman...
    • Elie Wiesel interview, 1986

    • Jews - Persecutions - Soviet Union - Fiction; Soviet Union - History - 1925-1953 - Fiction
    • Elie Wiesel discusses his book, “The Testament.” He begins by saying that both Fascism and Communism deny the value of man in the name of an abstract humanity that will never occur, that will never take shape. Because of this, cruelties were...
    • Allison Burnett interview

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Poets - Fiction; Young men - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction
    • Allison Burnett discusses his book, “House Beautiful.” He begins by detailing the plot of the novel which tells the story of a summer in New York city in which B.K. Troop, a bipolar, alcoholic, homosexual turns his Manhattan brownstone into a...
    • Steve Sohmer interview, 1991

    • Disarmament - Fiction; United States - Armed Forces - Fiction
    • Steve Sohmer discusses his book, “Patriots.” He says he spent three years researching the book by meeting and talking with people in the military. Sohmer explains that the rules about romance between officers and enlisted personnel in the...
    • Jane Stanton Hitchcock interview

    • Socialites - Fiction; Rich People - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Widows - Fiction; Revenge - Fiction; Upper class - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Young women - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; New York (N.Y.) - Social life and...
    • Jane Stanton Hitchcock discusses her novel, “One Dangerous Lady.” She begins by talking about the plot of the book and how social climbing and murder go hand-in-hand. She then talks about her background growing up in high society and her...
    • E. Duke Vincent interview, 2005

    • Hell's Kitchen (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction; Italian Americans - Fiction; Jewish teenagers - Fiction; Male friendship - Fiction; Mafia - Fiction; Gangs - Fiction
    • E. Duke Vincent discusses his novel, “Mafia Summer.” He begins with his personal story of growing up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York. He talks about how he was connected to prominent members of the Italian mafia, and how he did...
    • Linn Ullman interview

    • Families; Alcoholism; Marriage
    • Linn Ullman discusses her book, “Before you Sleep." She begins by explaining that the book is told mainly in flashbacks and traces the history of a family filled with fractured personalities. The Blom family consists of Karin the narrator, her...
    • Jerry Rabow interview, 2003-02-21

    • Messiah - Judaism; Jewish messianic movements - History
    • Jerry Rabow discusses his book, “50 Jewish Messiahs.” He begins by explaining that few people know that there have been more than fifty Jewish Messiahs. These individuals inspired messianic fervor that sometimes permeated whole Jewish, Christian,...
    • Georja Skinner interview

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Social life and customs; Christmas decorations - California - Los Angeles; Christmas - California - Los Angeles; Skinner, George, d. 1978
    • Georja Skinner discusses her book, “The Christmas House.” She begins by explaining that the book tells the story of her father’s life. Her father, George Skinner, moved from Canada to Santa Monica with his father. When they left Canada he was told...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip interview, 2004 January 26

    • Washington (D.C.) - Biography; United States - Race relations; African Americans - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Racially mixed women - Washington (D.C.) - Biography; Passing (Identity) - United States - Case studies; Racially mixed women - United...
    • Shirlee Taylor Haizlip discusses her book, “Finding Grace.” She begins by explaining that the book continues her family’s story that she began to tell in her book “The Sweeter the Juice.” She tells the story of her biracial heritage and how...
    • James Haspiel interview, 1991 December

    • Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962; Motion picture actors and actresses - United States - Biography
    • James Haspiel discusses his biography, “Marilyn.” He begins by explaining that he was a personal friend of Marilyn Monroe for 10 years and captured rare home videos and candid photographs of her. The two met when he was 16 and he became part of...
    • Dani Shapiro interview, 2003 May 15

    • Andover (Mass.) - Fiction; Infants - Fiction; Teenage girls - Fiction; Brothers and sisters - Fiction
    • Dani Shapiro discusses her book, “Family History.” She begins by sharing the basic plot of the book that follows the narrator, Rachel Jenson who is a housewife and art restorer married to Ned, a former painter. The couple live in a small town in...
    • Gloria D. Miklowitz interview, 2003 July

    • Missing persons - Fiction; Arab-Israeli conflict - Fiction; Palestinian Arabs - Fiction; Jews - United States - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • Gloria Miklowitz discusses her book, “The Enemy Has a Face.” She begins by talking about the conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian people in the Middle East. She discusses her characters in the book and how a young girl goes on a journey...

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