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    • Bebe Moore Campbell interview, 2001

    • African American women - Fiction; African American businesspeople - Fiction; African American business enterprises - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Cosmetics industry - Fiction; Betrayal - Fiction
    • Bebe Moore Campbell discusses her novel, “What You Owe Me.” She explains that her book begins in 1948 when an African American woman befriends a European Jew. The two women go into a cosmetic business together until one betrays the other. ...
    • Bil Wright interview

    • African Americans - Fiction; Connecticut - Fiction
    • Bil Wright discusses his book, "Sunday You Learn How to Box." Wright describes Jeanette, the main character Louis' mother. He describes her as a woman who has a very specific dream of what she wants her life to be. Wright then goes on to...
    • Bill Honig interview, 1985 November

    • Education - Aims and objectives - United States; Education - United States - Forecasting; Education and state - United States
    • Bill, California State Superintendent for Education (ca. 1985), discusses the future of education and what society can do to support education in the future. Bill highlights a number of aspects of educational reform during the interview:...
    • Blythe Holbrooke interview, 1983

    • Gossip
    • Blythe Holbrooke discusses her book, “Gossip” which she describes as informal communication. Blythe states that people gossip, but do not truly understand the politics of talk. Ultimately, bad rumors can destroy lives. The book describes how...
    • Callan Pinckney interview,1990 June

    • Exercise; Stretching exercises; Physical fitness; Health
    • Callan Pinckney discusses her book, “Callanetics.” She begins by explaining how her book is designed to give women a younger looking body. She shows before and after pictures of people who have done her workout. She talks about her extensive...
    • Carolyn See interview

    • Authorship; Fiction - Authorship; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; See, Carolyn - Authorship
    • Carolyn See discusses her book, “Making a Literary Life.” She begins by explaining that the book's target audiences are aspiring writers and dreamers. She wrote the book in an effort to teach them how to live their dreams. The book is a...
    • Claude N. Rosenberg interview, 1995 February

    • Philanthropists - United States; Philanthropists - United States - Finance, Personal; Community development - United States - Finance
    • Claude N. Rosenberg discusses his book, “Wealthy and Wise.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the benefits of donating to charities while you are still alive. He describes how tax returns can continue benefiting a person...
    • Russell Banks interview, 1991 September

    • School bus accidents - Fiction; Community life - Fiction; New York (State) - Fiction
    • Connie and Russell’s discussion begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Russell describes how he created a small town morality play, which Connie describes, “in a funny way,” as a little bit Thornton Wilder and...
    • Julia B. Kessler interview, 1980 October

    • Older people - United States - Social conditions; Older people - Political activity - United States; Old age - United States
    • Connie begins with the basic question Julia raises in her book, “How do you get even with getting old?” Julia argues that getting even with getting older, at the most basic level, requires acceptance and not denial that one is aging. Julia...
    • Daisy Wademan interview, 2004

    • Success - Psychological aspects; Character; Virtues
    • Daisy Wademan discusses her book, “Remember Who You Are.” She begins by explaining how her book is a compilation of essays given by Harvard Business School professors to their classes. She talks about her methods of meeting with the...
    • Dan Chaon interview, 2004

    • Identity (Psychology) - Fiction; City and town life - Fiction; Fate and fatalism - Fiction; Middle West - Fiction
    • Dan Chaon discusses his novel, “You Remind Me of Me.” He begins by explaining that his book is about the struggles and problems of family life. Martinson asks Chaon to read the first paragraph of the book about a young boy who has a near...
    • 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...
    • Darryl Hickman interview, 2007

    • Actors - United States - Biography; Acting teachers - United States - Biography; Acting
    • Darryl Hickman discusses his book, “The Unconscious Actor: Out of Control, in Full Command: The Art of Performance in Acting and in Life.” Hickman talks about his time as a childhood actor and as a director of daytime drama. He says not to try...
    • David Wallechinsky interview

    • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
    • David Wallechinsky discusses his book, “The Knowledge Book.” He begins by discussing his own family and how neither of his parents went to college and instead were both autodidacts. He shares his memories growing up the child of parents who...
    • Denny Miller interview

    • Actors - United States - Biography
    • Denny Miller discusses his book, "Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name?" He shares that he played football while he was in the military and that a theatrical agent handed him his card while he was a furniture mover. Miller says he was given...
    • Dorothy Leeds interview, 2001

    • Interpersonal communication; Questioning
    • Dorothy Leeds discusses her book, “The 7 Powers of Questions.” She begins by breaking her book down into 3 parts: the psychology of how to phrase questions, the psychology of how people answer questions, and how questions can bring a family...
    • Christine Johnson interview, 1997

    • Self-actualization (Psychology); African American women - Life skills guides; Self-esteem in women
    • Dr. Christine Johnson discusses her book, “Walk the Rainbow.” She begins by explaining that her book is a response to Terry McMillan’s book, “Waiting to Exhale.” She talks about how she spoke with her students and realized that people...
    • 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...

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