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Bonkers: My Life In Laughs
Bonkers: My Life In Laughs
by Jennifer Saunders
Edition: Paperback
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, August 12, 2015
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Already a fan ... now very much more


Sakroots Artist Circle Rolling Duffel, Neon One World, One Size
Sakroots Artist Circle Rolling Duffel, Neon One World, One Size
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4.0 out of 5 stars quite enjoy, May 16, 2015
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Roomy, and versatile ... quite enjoy it


Rosewater
Rosewater
DVD ~ Gael Garcia Bernal
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4.0 out of 5 stars Stewart makes a powerful debut with this beautifully executed tale, March 22, 2015
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Heartfelt and suspenseful ... as a first time director, Stewart makes a powerful debut with this beautifully executed tale ...


Mint Green and Paisley - 8
Mint Green and Paisley - 8

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, March 4, 2015
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Arrived on time but, had a huge, overpowering and headache inducing chemical smell ...


Chiqui Talks to Grandma
Chiqui Talks to Grandma
by Guillermina Quijano
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $14.95
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4.0 out of 5 stars I may be biased, but ..., September 29, 2014
This book took me completely by surprise ... I don't know what I was expecting but I was struck by the depth of feeling this story conveys without an ounce of sentimentality or condescension. This is the heartfelt story of a young girl who is faced with the loss of her beloved grandmother/abuela. With the backdrop of Dias de los Muertos, the little girl moves through her grief to a place of acceptance and peace that left me with a warmth of feeling both moving and refreshing. I sincerely recommend this book to parents of small children, or as a gift, naturally, but I also might suggest just having a copy around for yourself.


Sony DVPFX780 7-Inch Screen DVD Portable
Sony DVPFX780 7-Inch Screen DVD Portable
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could be Better, July 4, 2012
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While the Sony unit is reliable and easy to use, it could be better. The design is bulky and access to the screen is stiff. Most Sony products are known for their quality of sound and/or picture quality and this unit is no different. But, with a few design changes, this unit would be exponentially easier to live with.


California Romantica
California Romantica
by D. J. Waldie
Edition: Hardcover
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing, August 1, 2008
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I bought this book for my wife on her birthday. She had seen it at SFMOMA and I thought it would be a nice, coffee table-type addition to our modest book collection. What I found, however, was a marvelous portal to a California I had only dreamed about. As orchestrated by Diane Keaton, a singular artist in film, the photographs here perfectly present the amazing Spanish and Mission architecture of Southern California while the text, by D. J. Waldie, tells the stories behind the stucco, wood and iron of the structures. The homes and furnishings presented here are at once simple and elegant; ornate and plain; expansive and private. A seemingly simple room can be a frame-work for a splash of color that takes the breath away while ornate ironwork or colorful tile nestles in a quiet setting like a found treasure.
My wife and I are currently planning a vacation to Spain where we will no doubt encounter the original inspiration for the work here. But growing up working-class Chicano in L.A., our families used to drive through the rich neighborhoods to gawk at the houses and I remember thinking, "This is Hollywood; these can't be real houses for real people." The amazing structures and spaces in this book are all the more beautiful for being real places in the land of make-believe. What I thought would be an interesting diversion turned out to be much, much more.
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Runt
Runt
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Introduction to a career, March 22, 2006
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This album introduced Todd Rundgren to the music world as more than just the guitarist/writer for the short-lived Nazz. These songs span most of the varied genres Todd was to explore over the next several decades: Silky soul tunes; guitar-driven rock; and even the silly "artsy-fartsy" stuff are on display. Ably assisted by the Sales brothers this sonically lean collection is a must for anyone who appreciates the limitless scope of real popular music.


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