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Cuisinart BFP-703 SmartPower Duet Blender and Food Processor, White
Cuisinart BFP-703 SmartPower Duet Blender and Food Processor, White
Price: $72.20
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable and Downright Dangerous - Beware, February 16, 2004
I bought this machine at a reliable retailer and based my decision largely on the Cuisinart brand name. My last food processor had fallen off a high shelf and broken after a 13 year reign. I'm a cookbook writer so all my kitchen appliances and tools get more than the usual amount of wear, but this machine was trouble immediately. Unless you hold down the sleeve that fits over the gears they grind and begin to smoke. The push button controls are awkward to use and it's easy to overprocess foods. The blender works better than the processor but still has a tendency to loosen from the base if you don't constantly hold the thing together. After 2 weeks I'm already shopping for a new machine. I wouldn't recommend this machine to even the casual user. Smoking appliances have no place in any kitchen.
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The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James [VHS]
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James [VHS]
Offered by Captain Ziggy
Price: $14.95
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ladies Love Outlaws, May 30, 2003
I first recorded this on BETA tape and I wore it out over the years. I later bought a VHS copy, so you know I loved it. I'd take into account I'm a diehard fan of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Outlaw Country. I found the acting well executed (this is a cast of country music artists, only June Carter Cash had studied acting, yet they performed superbly.) Johnny Cash plays Frank James very convincingly and Kris Kristofferson is a sexy, sulky Jesse James. Notable is a small cameo by David Allan Coe who steals the scene and June Carter Cash's memorable portrayal of Zelda James, the James' mother. If you're a fan of the highwaymen or country music you'll likely enjoy this movie. Outlaws playing outlaws, how can you find fault? Look for Willie Nelson as General Joe Shelby and a cameo by Ed Bruce. Country outlaw Waylon Jennings is the only Highwayman absent in this gem of a western.

Monopoly Star Wars Edition
Monopoly Star Wars Edition
Price: $14.75
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Graphics and A Fresh Approach, December 5, 2002
I've had this game since 1998 and we still play it. It has
Great Graphics including Star Wars movie clips, better on Win 95, but runs on my XP. A Fresh Approach to a classic game is always welcome and this provides just that. Even my three years old loves the graphics. An overall nice addition to any family collection of PC games.

New York--world city: Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on the Future of New York City : background paper
New York--world city: Report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on the Future of New York City : background paper
by Twentieth Century Fund
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crisp Timely Critical Analysis, September 13, 2002
New York World City is a timely, critical, and analytical study of major economic, political, and social institutions and issues. Contents include: Recovering From The Fall, Striking A Balance, The City's Strengths, Toward The World City, Serving New Yorkers, Promoting The Private Sector, Maintaining The City, Reviving Neighborhoods, Natiional Obligation, Meeting The Challenge, New York's Changing Economy, Changing Demographics, City Fiscal Policy, Policy Options, Infrastructure Priorities and Needs, and more. Of interest to students and professionals in urban planning, New York City history and issues of city living.

by Elaine Showalter
Edition: Paperback
Price: $25.20
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9 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant Treatment of a Controversial Subject, August 26, 2002
This review is from: Hystories (Paperback)
Hystories, by Elaine Showalter, is elegantly written and enthralling. Showalter presents a clear and engaging history of hysteria as social phenomenom and medical curiousity. Showalter covers key players including French physician Jean-Martin Charcot and the father of modern psychiatry Sigmund Freud. She reveals how males have used traditional views of hysteria to deride women. As well, she reports early feminists' scathing critique of this treatment and how early female psychiatrists denied or pleaded ignorance of hysteria. "Nineteenth century women, who lacked a public voice to articulate their repression" occasionally expressed through excepted modes of hysteria. Also this is a social commentary on modern hysteria and its diverse probable manifestations such as alien abduction, anorexia nervosa, chronic fatigue syndrome, gulf war syndrome, satanic ritual abuse, multiple personality disorder and recovered memory. Showalter states early on that "Redefining hysteria as a universal human response to emotional conflict is a better course than evading, denying or projecting its realities." She goes on to explore hysteria in a manner that accords it's manifestations the same respect as traditionally "physical" diseases. Controversial and passionately maligned by the special interests groups studied, Showalter's Hystories stands out as an intellectual and compassionate treatise on historical and modern hysteria. Showalter handles a difficult and touchy subject with poise and backs her work up with meticulous research, amply footnoted in the bibliography. Her compassion shows in passages such as this: "The conficts that produce hysterical symptoms are genuine and universal." In some passages, her wit and humor show: "I want to emphasize my belief that hysteria is a part of everyday life. Whenever I lecture about hysteria, I cough." Clarity and insight predominate throughout: "Psychiatrists who worked with shell-shock patients recognized that the most courageous, intelligent and virile soldiers could break down under pressure." Showalter equates manifestations of modern hysteria with the "shell shock" victims of war. Hysteria represents one "language" the stressed modern mind may use to express through the body when other modes of expression are short circuited or unavailable to an individual. Her premise is basic: modern conditions ranging from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Gulf War Syndrome develop from the unbearable pressures of living with the stresses of our modern society. The extreme reactions this book receives from sufferers of modern iatrogenic disorders are understandable from an emotional standpoint, but unfounded in logic or fact. Modern science has proven the link between mind and body. Emotions and attitudes effect body chemistry, the development of physical illnesses, and the level of potential healing in the individual. Showalter's equation that these syndromes and other hysterical phenomena develop from a mind-body imbalance should not even raise eyebrows. Yet Showalter's thoughtful scholarship has evoked ironically hysterical reactions from her critics, including death treats, harassment and scathing reviews that ignor scientific research. Some detractors have tried to impeach Showalter's qualifications to even discuss the subject. Elaine Showalter is a medical historian and professor of The Humanities, as well as a professor of English. Those ample qualifications shine in this logical, crisp, compelling book. Although narrowly focused on hysteria, Hystories qualifies as a book of interest to students and practitioners of mind-body medicine, mainstream medicine and alternative healing. Hystories is also an intriguing read for those interested in psychology, social science, history, or popular culture. If you wish to explore mind-body medicine indepth, I also recommend: The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions by Esther M. Steinberg M.D., Molecules of Emotion by Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., Who Gets Sick by Blair Justice Ph.D., Head First: The Biology of Hope and The Healing Power of the Human Spirit by Norman Cousins, From Paralysis To Fatigue: A History of Psychosomatic Illness in the Modern Era by Edward Shorter, The Creation of Health by Caroline Myss Ph.D. and C. Norman Shealy, M.D. by Larry Dossey M.D., The Mind Body Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain by: John E. Sarno M.D., Why People Don't Heal and How They Can by Caroline Myss Ph.D., Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Environmental Illness
by Burton Goldberg, Editors of Alternative Medicine Digest and
The MindBody Workbook by David Schechter M.D., The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty
by Jimmie C., M.D. Holland, Sheldon Lewis,
Transpersonal Medicine: The New Approach to Healing Body-Mind-Spirit by G. Frank Lawlis, Larry Dossey M.D. and
Healing Beyond the Body: Medicine and the Infinite Reach of the Mind by Larry Dossey M.D.

Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
by Candace B. Pert
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.29
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135 of 145 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reads Like A Thriller, August 12, 2002
Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert Ph.D. reads like a high tech medical thriller. The fact that it's autobiographical non-fiction never detracts and it proves an intriguing and surprisingly entertaining read. An often controversial and brilliant research scientist, Candace Pert has been on the cutting edge since the early 1970's, particularly in biomolecular medicine. She has contributed enormously to the paradigm shift in scienctific research that lead to proof of the mind-body connection in the laboratory. Her book takes the reader along on her often rocky journey in a burgeoning field and reveals the inside politics of the "old boy" club modern science has yet to outgrow today. Pert makes complicated science seem easy to understand and dishes it up in palatable bites. The plot alternates between a front row seat at one of her popular lectures and the wider view of her life as a scientist. From Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins, controversial NIH insider to extensive lecturer, she shows the dark side of her professional journey as well as the gratifying career-making highs. She touches on her roles as a wife, mother of three and decidedly feminine woman in an alpha male field. What many will find truely thrilling about this book is the revolutionary science behind mind-body medicine and the promise of a brighter future for all humanity as the science is put into practice. A "must read" for nearly everyone. Of particular interest to women embarking on a career in the sciences or mind-body medicine advocates.
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Lutece: A Day in the Life of America's Greatest Restaurant
Lutece: A Day in the Life of America's Greatest Restaurant
by Irene Daria
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Insider's View, August 9, 2002
This inside look at the now defunct Lutece is compiled from a year of observation by author Irene Daria. She does a fine job of introducing the reader to legendary owner-chef Andre Soltner, his staff and the inner workings of Lutece. Daria's fluffy writing style doesn't lend suspense to this well researched book. Irene Daria states early on, "I'm not a food writer nor a chef". This might lead one to believe her unbiased view would lend a fresh and revealing inside peek into the culinary world and Lutece. Yet her careful attention to detail doesn't capture a reader's imagination in the gripping manner of more recent culinary literature. Billed as "revealing and often delicious", this book lacks the suspense of Michael Ruelman's The Making of A Chef and juicy heft of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential. I would recommend Lisa Brenner's crisp and deliciously revealing The Fourth Star as the superior insider's view into the world of restauranting. Andre Soltner's own cookbook Lutece is a superior source for recipes. Although Lutece: A Day in the Life of America's Greatest Restaurant lacks the sharpness of a "tell all" book, readers looking for a nostalgic trip inside Soltner's Lutece should find it worth the price of admission. It rates four stars just for it's historical value. A yummy addition to any serious culinary or foodie literary collection.

Anatomy of Anorexia
Anatomy of Anorexia
by Steven Levenkron
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.60
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should Be Required Reading, July 12, 2002
This review is from: Anatomy of Anorexia (Paperback)
Brilliant, elegantly written and insightful, Anatomy of Anorexia
by Steven Levenkron offers a panoramic view beyond most medical treatises and personal accounts on Anorexia. For parents, the medical community and laypersons seeking to understand this seemingly unfathomable condition, this book sheds light on the ever present and haunting question, "Why would a seemingly healthy child or young adult purposely starve?" If you're searching for answers to the poignant questions surrounding this disorder, Anatomy of Anorexia provides more than clues and theories. This book reveals a path that may very well lead to the light at the end of the dark tunnel for patients, families and caregivers dealing with this wrenching and heart breaking disorder. This is an invaluble guide that fills a need not completely met by other books on anorexia nervosa. I agree with a previous reviewer that this book may not be suitable reading for some sufferers of anorexia. The knowledge within could prove to be a two-edged sword for the patient who hasn't fully embraced the long journey to recovery.

Beyond Chaos: One Man's Journey Alongside His Chronically Ill Wife
Beyond Chaos: One Man's Journey Alongside His Chronically Ill Wife
by Gregg Piburn
Edition: Paperback
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Here Than Meets The Eye, February 18, 2002
There is more to Beyond Chaos by Gregg Piburn than meets the eye. Billed as "One Man's Journey Alongside His Chronically Ill Wife", it is not just a story of how one couple dealt with the challenges of chronic illness. It is also a guide to improving your communication skills while exploring motives of self and applying your personal growth
to marriage, parenting and other relationships affected by chronic illness. Gregg Piburn is a management consultant by trade and conducts effectiveness and growth seminars for corporate managers and their teams. He has deftly adapted and applied his skills as a corporate coach to personal challenges. In Beyond Chaos, he covers what he refers to as "The Four Phases" of personal growth people must journey through to a higher level: Pseudo Community (Plastic People), Chaos (Angry People), Emptiness (Vunerable People), Community (Real People). Gregg Piburn describes the emotions and reactions belonging to each phase and real life examples that he, his wife Sherrie and their children experienced along the way. This book definitely operates on more than one level and is more than a guide for "caretakers" or an insightful view of the other side of the chronic illness experience for "patients". Gregg Piburn offers the reader an inside look at how chronic illness changed nearly every aspect of his and wife, Sherrie's life together. And he encourages others dealing with chronic illness to think outside the box, drop limiting labels like "caretaker" and "patient" (italics his, not mine) and challenge yourself to move beyond the frustration, anger and guilt. This is a worthwhile read for all human beings wishing to live at a higher level. Honesty, courage, openness and revelation about the relationship between a healthy spouse and a chronically ill spouse grace this book. Gregg Piburn invites you to expand your emotional horizons and soar above your challenges.

Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives
Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives
by Brian Weiss
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.26
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368 of 397 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Past Life/ Reincarnation Primer, January 17, 2002
Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss, M.D. was an easy, enjoyable read. Well written and fast paced, I read it in one sitting. Most of the subject matter covered will not be new to a long-time student of reincarnation. This book is geared for readers new to the subject, as Dr. Weiss was at the time the events he describes took place. His analysis of events may annoy those who don't require concrete proof of spiritual realities. He offered no verifiable scientific proof of what he presented anyway. It was encouraging to see a serious scientist open his mind to faith without proof. Dr. Weiss' enlightenment on the subject (in this, his first book) is limited to one patient he regressed through 12 of her 86 past lives. The ones that are delved into aren't described in much depth. Though the regressions reveal personal insight into her present life difficulties, there's not much applicable universally. Some "Masters" he quotes seem a little too judgmental to be enlightened spirits: "Humans just destroy. They will eventually destroy themselves." Much of their wisdom offered little new in the way of insight: "Wisdom is achieved very slowly." The methods he describes using to obtain this material don't rule out contact with less enlightened spirits, which Dr. Weiss admits at one point. So the "many masters" may not have been masters at all. He does show how past life regression can be a powerful tool in healing emotional problems and phobias. Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls by Michael Newton, Ph.D, another regression therapist, are much more in depth and informative, though they deal with life between lives more than the mechanics of reincarnation itself. If your budget calls for more bang for your buck, your money might be better spent on classic "must read" books on reincarnation: Many Mansions by Gina Cerminara & You Were Born Again To Be Together by Dick Sutphen. Two newer "must reads" are: Adventures in Reincarnation
by Brian Jamieson and Past Lives, Present Dreams : How to Use Reincarnation for Personal Growth
by Denise Linn
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