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23rd Street Lullaby
23rd Street Lullaby
Price: CDN$ 32.62
9 used & new from CDN$ 1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars HAD to Get this NOW..., July 17 2004
This review is from: 23rd Street Lullaby (Audio CD)
when was the last time you heard a song... and had to Run Out and Buy It NOW ---- so you could run back home and listen to it, Over and Over again?
For me, it was Aaliyah in July of 2001, just before she died - the song was More Than A Woman [performed Stunningly, Hauntingly on Live With Regis and Kelly]... which I played, on Repeat, in the car and at home, for a month, until I'd wrung every nuance of it out and absorbed it into my being...
The end of August, I was replaying another of the best songs on the CD..."I Refuse"... on repeat.. for 3-1/2 hours straight... while painting the study... during the very time (i found out on CNN about 7 hours later ) that she was killed in a terrible plane crash... because she didn't "refuse" to put up with the celebrity industrial complex and what it does to the souls of artists...
Music is, is supposed to be, a ministry, like going to church - and a healing, to restore us, to celebrate us, to make us whole,... something that, at its best, makes us feel fully ALIVE, and fully aware of This time, and All of our time, in This life in This world... to transport us, fully, In to being in This Body in This moment... now... where the past is a remembrance, and the future a dream...
When i first heard 23rd Street Lullaby on Letterman, I ididn't buy it Immediately because the budget is tight this month. Tonight, seeing and hearing several songs, I can hardly wait for the CD to arrive [free super sver shipping, that is]. I know what I'M listening to - on repeat - for the rest of this summer...
this is truly a New Sound, a GREAT sound, a Womanly sound... the right resonance and expression for what i'm feeling Now...
How often does That happen? For What It's Worth, Buffalo Springfield... The Doors and Light My Fire... The Airplane and Somebody To Love... Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun... David Bowie Wild Is The Wind...Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, Janis...
these songs "make me feel so young... like spring has sprung" while feeling just as glad to be fully 52.
I'd recommend everyone to at least try a free 30 second listening... it might Wow you...
sorry to go On and ON... but this is THAT Special... and if isn't often something comes along and surprises, delights me like that...
In books, the Synonym Finder by Rodale Press is THAT good; for kids, Fortunately! (Unfortunately!) by Remy Charlip is the most fun children's book; Viktor Frankl's book, Man's Search for Meaning, will change you...

Surviving Grief: 30 Questions and Answers for a Time of Loss
Surviving Grief: 30 Questions and Answers for a Time of Loss
by Brady A Reinsmith
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.19
35 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST, the ONLY thing that helped me in a Dark Time, June 4 2004
My wise and wonderful pastoral counselor gave this to me at a time when I was bereft... and I was stuck, just not 'pulling out'...
it was reassuring, paternal. No pep talk, platitudes - a small book, easy to dip into and out of for a minute here and there...
comforting, consoling, inspiring... for under $10! Worth $100s to help you toward a "peace that passes all understanding", but that helps you understand better... along the way. And helps you to not feel so alone. Thank you to the authors and Judson Press...

More Recipes With a Jug of Wine
More Recipes With a Jug of Wine
by Morrison Wood
Edition: Hardcover
6 used & new from CDN$ 18.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT - subtle and sophisticated flavors - and easy!, Jan. 8 2004
this series - with a jug of wine, more recipes with, and through europe with --- almost everything is The BEST Bar None - minestrone soup, beef stroganoff, iced chicken and curry soup from Myrna Loy... very special recipes, but not fussy. I learned on these books as a newlywed in the late 1970s.

Fanciest Dive
Fanciest Dive
by Christopher Byron
Edition: Hardcover
19 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

1.0 out of 5 stars byron is a hack - "them that can't create or write, hack", Jan. 2 2004
This review is from: Fanciest Dive (Hardcover)
the male kitty kelley - who makes his rise on the ashes of others... a lot of talented editorial went into TV CABLE WEEK and came out of it (notably Lorenzo Carcaterra - SLEEPERS author - incredible book, devastatingly incredible movie... not to mention Graydon SPY/ VANITY FAIR Carter) -
What The World Needs a lot less of... is these folks who [Wayne's World] "aren't worthy" to evaluate, judge or even (so subjectively) report on others' endeavors or lives until they take a closer look at their own... sad, but true.

by Remy Charlip
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 8.30
77 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars THE most fun kids' book - even more than Dr. Seuss!!!, Jan. 2 2004
This review is from: Fortunately (Paperback)
If you only have one book in childhood or as a parent, this is the one... my 24 year old daughter STILL laughs at this. Only regret - that I didn't audio or video record her at 2-3 years old when she had memorized the whole book - what I wouldn't pay to hear that precious little voice again saying "what Bad Luck, the MOTOR EXPLODED!!! what GOOD LUCK, there was a Parachute in the airplane!" " Some of the best moments of her toddlerhood and my life ever were spent reading this book!

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples with a New Foreword by the Author
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples with a New Foreword by the Author
by Harville Hendrix
Edition: Paperback
77 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars This book can and does save so much pain and suffering!, Jan. 1 2004
No one should be allowed to marry or even graduate from high school without a thorough-going understanding of this book. It may be the 1 thing (if there IS only 1 thing) we could do to improve our world - IMAGINE: feeling love and Being Loved year after year, decade after can be done, it has been done, most of us want that desperately...and if we learned how to do this, then we'd find ourselves in a happier citizenry, enjoy thriving kids from intact families in a civil society. The Hendrixes nail it... heavygoing reading, mind you... but heavygoing reading beats heavy heartbreak any day of the week... and heavier-going post-divorce years and what it does to the couple, the kids, the extended family, friends, the neighborhood, the community... it's too high a price to pay, especially if it turns out to be a Huge Mistake for all involved. GENIUS, GIFTED. A classic that no one could ever improve on. Thanks a million Dr. Hendrix! P.S. OPRAH also says he and his wife are The Best at explaining all of this - and I take Oprah's word on a LOT of things - since she has done a LOT of hard things Well.

The Synonym Finder
The Synonym Finder
by J. I. Rodale
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 22.16
47 used & new from CDN$ 14.57

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST, THE ONLY - no brag, just fact. Owned since 1986!, Jan. 1 2004
This review is from: The Synonym Finder (Paperback)
The fifth ace for your junior high/high school/college/ student - will help them write better papers faster as they get smarter - because vocabulary is the develop-able skill that elevates the GREAT STUDENTS from the Near Great. And you can't buy IQ or creativity in a book. You learn a lot just browsing it - it's fun to look up the words in a pre-1961 dictionary (when they started dumbing down) - what IS the difference betweeh true/real/honest/factual... or smart/brilliant/intelligent... or funny/witty/comical/jocular/hilarious...
you won't need anything else except a pre-1961 dictionary to go along with this on your reference shelf! I find the paperback pages heftier and sturdier than the hardcover and more able to withstand the frequent use this will get. That's my only criticism - I wish Rodale would make a sturdier hardcover, never mind the bulk or cost - I'd pay a pretty penny for a sturdy hardcover, even leatherbound collectible.

On Women Turning 70: Honoring the Voices of Wisdom
On Women Turning 70: Honoring the Voices of Wisdom
by Cathleen Rountree
Edition: Hardcover
19 used & new from CDN$ 5.75

5.0 out of 5 stars This book will make you WANT to be 70 - I kid you not!, Jan. 1 2004
Incredible book - fun to read, I read it in my 40s and it served to light the way to how I want to age (in a serious and realistic and fun way - not something superficial like wearing purple or being ornery). Should definitely be brought back into print as we baby boomers NEED this kind of wisdom... Letty Cottin Pogrebins Getting Over Getting Older is also good - she nailed that what throws the whole game is being able to handle our loss/losses. That this is what separates the Great Elders from, well, the older folks none of us wants to become...
i wasn't as inspired by the On Women Getting 40, 50, 60 in the series - don't know if it's because these 70ish women were/are such amazing human beings - or if 70 is a better stage in life ... so I'd check them out of the local library - or BUY them for the local library to have on hand... but THIS BOOK YOU WANT TO OWN and refer to and pass around and buy for others! Made me love the prospect of Old Age and showed me women I could emulate. Thanks, Cathleen - a book that should live forever - it's that definitive. Teens and young people should read it - they'd benefit from the wisdom of these "happening chicks"! An attractive preview of how the Endgame can be if you want to make it --- from women who hardly had everything breaking their way throughout life. You close the book thinking "ain't life grand even when it ain't grand?!"

Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy
Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy
by John E. Welshons
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 20.13
36 used & new from CDN$ 6.60

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 of the only 2 books I promise will REALLY HELP!, Jan. 1 2004
This - and Surviving Grief (published by Judson Press for $6)
are THE 2 books (out of many) I checked out of the library that IMMEDIATELY made me feel more serene, accepting, as if I would get through this somehow. Not better, really - but more human and more in touch with the Divine. And somehow FINE in a decidedly UNFINE convergence of circumstances. A bargain for pain you'd pay $100s to ease. Thank you to both John Welshons and to Wayne Dyer for putting his weight behind the book. Invaluable. Priceless.

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention
How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention
by Susan Rose Blauner
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.31
41 used & new from CDN$ 8.57

5.0 out of 5 stars this book saved my life in a lasting way - NO EXAGGERATION!, Jan. 1 2004
This is gentle, kind, loving, familiar, HONEST - susan has the conversation --- you're having with yourself --- with you. And talks you out of it. And talks you out of discussing it anymore... it may take a while to take, to completely sink in... but this book put the cabash (sp?) on my periodic suicidally depressed times (I voluntarily checked myself into a hospital twice - and the unreimbursed cost was going to be a few 1000 dollars - and I am CHEAP and told myself I could go to PARIS AND ROME on that money --- but knew that I had no more than 3-5 hours to live unless I got myself quickly to a place where I wouldn't be able to end my life. Also, this book just made me feel better somehow: not happy or OK --- but better. REALLY. A great gift to all of us. Thanks a million to the author!

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