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    • Leonard Guarente interview

    • Aging - Genetic aspects; Aging - Molecular aspects
    • Leonard Guarente discusses his book, “Ageless Quest.” He begins by explaining that his book is about his personal search for eternal youth and to stop the aging process. He talks about his career as a biologist and professor at the Massachusetts...
    • Denise Hamilton interview, 2003 March 24

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; Diamond, Eve (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Denise Hamilton discusses her book, “Sugar Skull.” She begins by explaining that this book is part of her Eve Diamond crime novel series. The book’s plot follows “Los Angeles Times” reporter Eve Diamond as she investigates the murder of...
    • Paul D. White interview

    • School improvement programs - California; Problem youth - Education - California; Youth with social disabilities - Education - California; West Valley Leadership Academy (Canoga Park, Calif.)
    • Paul White discusses his book, “White’s Rules.” He begins by explaining that he is a teacher “of reject kids.” White runs the West Valley Leadership Academy, which is a public charter school in Canoga Park, California. The kids that are sent to...
    • Susan Littwin interview

    • Young adults - United States - Psychology.; Adult children - United States; College graduates - United States; United States - Social conditions - 1980-‬
    • Susan Littwin discusses her book, ‪The Postponed Generation‬, which explores how and why American youth are growing up later in their development than previous generations. Littwin argues that young adults are growing up later because they have...
    • Mary Karr interview

    • Karr, Mary - Childhood and youth; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; Teenage girls - Texas - Biography; Teenagers - Drug use - Texas; Texas - Social life and customs
    • Mary Karr discusses her memoir, “Cherry.” She explains how the book is the story of a girl’s sexual coming of age and is a sequel to her first memoir, “The Liar’s Club.” Karr shares the difficulties of growing up during the 1960s in Southeast Texas...
    • Esmeralda Santiago interview

    • Santiago, Esmeralda - Childhood and youth; Puerto Ricans - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Puerto Rico - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography
    • Esmeralda Santiago discusses her book, “When I Was Puerto Rican.” She begins by explaining her immigration to America as a child from Puerto Rico. She talks about the extremely poor living conditions in her village. She discusses her family...
    • Charles Champlin interview, 1989 July

    • Champlin, Charles, 1926- - Childhood and youth; City and town life - New York (State) - Hammondsport; Hammondsport (N.Y.) - Biography; Hammondsport (N.Y.) - Social life and customs‬
    • Charles begins the interview describing gazing back from his position as a modern day critic for the LA times to his past growing up in a small town during the depression. He discusses the difficulty of writing a memoir: deciding what is worth...
    • Jonathan Schwartz interview, 2004 April

    • Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Childhood and youth; Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Family; Schwartz, Jonathan, 1938- - Homes and haunts - California - Los Angeles; Composers - Family relationships - United States; Schwartz, Arthur, 1900-1984; Radio...
    • Jonathan Schwartz discusses his autobiography, “All In Good Time.” He begins by describing his early childhood and how his father, Arthur Schwartz, was a well-connected member of the music scene in Hollywood. He discusses losing his mother at a...
    • Steve Shagan interview, 1986

    • Drug traffic - Fiction; Assassination - Fiction
    • Steve Shagan discusses his novel, “The Circle.” He begins by explaining that his book is about an attorney who is trying to prosecute a Korean cult leader who is brainwashing the youth. He talks about terrorism in Korea and how their intelligence...
    • Amos Oz interview, 1997

    • Oz, Amos - Childhood and youth; Authors, Israeli - Biography; Israel - Fiction
    • Amos Oz discusses his book, “Panther in the Basement.” Oz describes the protagonist, twelve-year-old, Proffy, during the British occupation of Palestine. He talks about treason and Proffy’s relationship with his father. Oz goes on to discuss his...
    • June Jordan interview

    • African American families; African American poets - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Jordan, June, 1936-2002 - Family; Jordan, June, 1936-2002 - Childhood and youth
    • June Jordan discusses her book, “Soldier.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of poems about her childhood. She discusses the difficulties she faced as the child of immigrants and growing up with the burden of their...
    • Robert Eversz interview, 2005 February 14

    • Los Angeles (Calif.) - Fiction; Ex-convicts - Fiction; Paparazzi - Fiction; Women photographers - Fiction; Zero, Nina (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Robert Eversz discusses his book, “Digging James Dean.” He begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in his Nina Zero series. He details how his heroine, ex-convict Mary Alice Baker, who now goes by the name Nina Zero, is working as a...
    • Susanne Reyto interview

    • Reyto, Susanne M. - Childhood and youth; Hungarian Americans - Biography; Political refugees - United States - Biography; Reyto, Susanne M. - Family; Communism - Hungary; Fascism - Hungary; Hungary - Social conditions - 1945-1989
    • Susanne Reyto discusses her biography, “Pursuit of Freedom.” She begins by explaining that this book was written as a way to tell her story to her grandson. She talks about growing up in Hungary when the Nazis were taking over and how her whole...
    • Harvey Cox interview, 2004 December 08

    • Jesus Christ - Example; Jesus Christ - Person and offices; Christianity - Forecasting
    • Harvey Cox discusses his book, “When Jesus Came to Harvard.” He begins by explaining that the inspiration for the book originated from an undergraduate course he taught at Harvard about moral decision making called “Jesus and the Moral Life.” He...
    • Pat McInally interview, 1988 May

    • Sports for children – United States;
    • Pat begins the interview talking about the number of kids playing sports and that he wanted a write a book that could serve as a guide for kids playing sports from pee-wee leagues to college. For the majority of the interview, Pat talks about some...
    • Chaim Peri interview, 2007

    • Education Israel; Children of immigrants Education; Refugee children
    • Chaim Peri discusses his book, “Reclaiming Adolescents: A Return to the Village State of Mind.” Peri describes the Yemin Orde Youth Village for homeless children in Israel. He says that the school culture and home culture are separated and talks...
    • Samuel Freedman interview, 2005 July 30

    • Freedman, Eleanor, 1924-1974; Hatkin family; Jews - New York (State) - New York - Biography; Cancer - Patients - New Jersey - Highland Park - Biography; Bronx (New York, N.Y.) - Biography; New York (N.Y.) - Biography; Highland Park (N.J.) -...
    • Samuel Freedman discusses his book, “Who She Was.” He begins by discussing his reasons for writing the book. He shares that his mother died when he was a teenager and he later decided to research her life because he did not know that she had been a...
    • Tobias Wolff interview, 1989 February

    • Wolff, Tobias, 1945- - Childhood and youth; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Tobias Wolff discusses his book, “This Boy’s Life: A Memoir.” Wolff describes his mother and their travels to the Utah uranium mines and her abusive partners. He talks about his brother, Geoffrey, and fabricating documents when he was applying to...
    • Luis Rodriguez interview, 2005

    • Gangs - California - Los Angeles - Biography; Mexican American youth - California - Los Angeles - Biography
    • Luis Rodriguez discusses his book, “Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.” He talks about growing up in El Paso, Texas, and the numerous jobs his parents held. Rodriquez shares that his eldest son joined a gang and is now in prison. He...
    • Frank Pierson interview. 2002 December 02

    • Nineteen thirty-six, A.D.; Depressions - 1929 - United States - Personal narratives; United States - Social conditions - 1933-1945; United States - History - 1933-1945
    • Frank Pierson discusses his book, “A Nation Lost and Found.” He begins by sharing that in 1936 he was ten years old and his co-author Stanley Sheinbaum was thirteen and how they may have seemed very different, but in fact experienced much of the...

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