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    • John O'Neil interview, 1993 January

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Success in business - Psychological aspects; Executives - Conduct of life; Leadership
    • John O'Neil discusses his book, "The Paradox of Success: When Winning at Work Means Losing at Life: A Book of Renewal for Leaders." The book is about trying to define how the person who has success is hurt by it, and the person who is able to...
    • Joseph White interview, 2004 February

    • United States - Race relations; Racism - United States - Psychological aspects; African American men - Psychology
    • Dr. Joseph White discusses his book, “Black Man Emerging.” White begins by explaining that the book has two main thrusts. The first was to move beyond the stereotypes of the black man in society. Some examples of stereotypes that he uses are, “the...
    • Sonya Sones interview, 2006

    • Dating (Social customs) - Fiction; Love - Fiction; Novels in verse
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, "What My Mother Doesn't Know." The story is about a Jewish teenage girl, Sophie, who is 14.5 years old. Sophie has two friends named Rachel and Grace and have been friends with them since the third grade. Sophie...
    • Merrill Joan Gerber interview, 2004 December 20

    • Suburban life - Fiction; Middle class - Fiction; California, Southern - Fiction
    • Merrill Joan Gerber discusses her book, “This is a Voice from your Past.” She begins by discussing how she uses experiences from her own life in her writing. Her book is a collection of short stories that begins with a story in which the...
    • Jared Diamond interview, 1993 January

    • Human evolution; Social evolution; Nature - Effect of human beings on
    • Jared Diamond discusses his book, "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal." The book encompasses the history of evolution from the Neanderthals, "tree of human life," and "last first contact." He writes that humans are...
    • Lisa Scottline interview, 2004 June 21

    • Rosato & Associates (Imaginary organization) - Fiction; Women lawyers - Fiction; Philadelphia (Pa.) - Fiction
    • Lisa Scottoline discusses her book, “Killer Smile.” She begins by explaining the plot which follows the protagonist, Mary, a lawyer that works in an all female firm. She is assigned a case in which she researches an Italian man who was wrongly...
    • Dr. Ravi Batra interview, 1988 October

    • Investments - United States; Finance, Personal - United States; Business cycles - United States
    • Connie begins the discussion with a quote from Dr. Batra’s book: “No country can cut taxes and increase defense spending and not expect to have deficit problems.” Dr. Batra uses this statement to discuss the factors that he predicts will result in...
    • Ajay Sahgal interview, 1994

    • Actors - Fiction; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction
    • Ajay Sahgal discusses his novel, “Pool.” He begins by explaining how he gave the book minimal details like a screenplay, and wrote it in 3 acts. The book is about an actor who quits a movie before completion and decides to build a pool by hand. ...
    • Bradford Morrow interview, 1997 March

    • Stalking - Fiction; Inheritance and succession - Fiction
    • Bradford Morrow discusses his novel, “Giovanni’s Gift.” He begins by explaining that the book is based on a real experience of a stalker harassing his aunt and uncle. He came out to visit them and while he was spending some time trying to catch...
    • Eric Bercovici interview

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    • Eric begins the interview discussing his success as a Hollywood writer and producer and especially his work adapting James Carvell’s Shogun to television. In particular, Eric covers the process he uses when writing scripts based novels. He also...
    • Irving Dardik interview

    • Health; Physical fitness; Mind and body
    • Irving Dardik discusses his book, “Quantum Fitness.” He begins by explaining his position as the Chairman of the Olympic Sports Committee. He travels the country and trains Olympic athletes in science and medicine. The book uses relaxation and...
    • Brad Geagley interview, 2005 February 14

    • Egypt - History - To 332 B.C. - Fiction; Ramses III, King of Egypt - Fiction
    • Brad Geagley discusses his book, “Year of the Hyenas.” He begins by discussing how the book is a murder mystery set in ancient Egypt when the kingdom was at the height of its glory and power. Geagley explains that as a backdrop for his detective...
    • 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 be put...
    • Mary Rourke interview, 2006

    • Jesus Christ. - Miracles - Fiction; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint. - Fiction; Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee - Fiction; Women in the Bible - Fiction; Galilee (Israel) - History - Fiction
    • Mary Rourke discusses her novel, “Two Women of Galilee.” She begins by explaining how she decided to write Biblical fiction after reading about women who were hardly mentioned in the New Testament. She introduces her main character Joanna, who...
    • Larry Mantle interview, 2005 June 09

    • Interviews - United States; Talk shows - California; Radio broadcasting - California
    • Larry Mantle discusses his book, “This is AirTalk.” He begins by sharing that he is a fourth generation Angelino and what it was like being raised by young parents. Mantle discusses his life and career as a radio talk show host for KPCC, for which...
    • T. Jefferson Parker interview, 2008

    • Hood, Charlie (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction
    • T. Jefferson Parker discusses his novel, “L.A. Outlaws.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an 8th grade history teacher who robs banks in her free time. He discusses how she uses car sale ads to lure her victims in and steal their...
    • Steven Frank interview, 2004 January

    • English language – Rhetoric; English language – Composition and exercises;
    • Steven begins the interview talking about how the book is both an autobiographical look at Stephen’s work as a teacher as well as a manual to writing well. For the majority of the interview, Stephen discusses a number of the analogies, stories,...
    • Kathleen Cross interview, 2005 January 24

    • Young women - Fiction; Self-actualization (Psychology) - Fiction
    • Kathleen Cross discusses her book, “Schooling Carmen.” She begins by describing the main character of her novel, Carmen. She explains that Carmen is impatient, short-tempered and knows she is beautiful and uses it to her advantage whenever she can....
    • William Ury interview, 1991 November

    • Negotiation;
    • William begins the interview discussing that life consists of a series of negotiations with the self and others, and that being a good negotiator is an important skill to possess. Throughout the majority of the interview, William inter-weaves a...
    • Art Spiegelman interview

    • Comic books, strips, etc.; Holocaust survivors
    • Art Spiegelman discusses his magazine, “Raw.” He begins by explaining the origin of the magazine, which began with his book “Maus.” The book “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” began as a comic strip that told the story of his parents who were holocaust...

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