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    Diagnosis and Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder
    by Frank W. Putnam
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Hardcover (03 February, 1989)
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    Reviews (6)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Is MPD real?
    Weell, Dr. Putnam "confirmed" a diagnosis of MPD on me in the '80's through his "brain-wave tests".Many painful years later, I realized the "MPD" had been created by the desire to please a "therapist" who wanted a multiple to rival Truddi Chase.
    Putnam's book is a handbook on how to be a multiple--read it and become--it is readable and logical to someone who is looking for MPD.Reading it again after many years, I found it's logic inconsistent and scientifically doubtful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL -- GREAT BOOK!
    This is a wonderfully written book on MPD. I consider Dr. Putnam and Dr. Ross to be wonderful resources for information (although I do have a bit of disagreement with Dr. Ross on his views about memories).

    Dr. Putnam provides a thorough and in-depth journey into the therapy and recovering process of someone with MPD (or DID). Whether you're a doctor, a friend or family member of a multiple, someone recently diagnosed or a seasoned veteran, I think you will find many useful things within this book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Validating and Helpful
    This book helped us to understand ourselves better. We read this book in search of things that we could relate to that might be similar to our own experiences. It speaks of signs and characteristics that multiples display that we found very much the same as our own life. Really helped in our acceptance of the diagnosis. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0898621771
    Sales Rank: 138531
    Subjects:  1. Mental Illness    2. Multiple personality    3. Multiple-Personality Disorder    4. Personality    5. Personality Disorders    6. Psychiatry - General    7. Psychology    8. Psychopathology - Compulsive Behavior    9. diagnosis    10. therapy    11. Psychology & Psychiatry / Clinical Psychology   


    $45.00

    Understanding Voice Problems: A Physiological Perspective for Diagnosis and Treatment
    by Raymond H. Colton, Janina K. Casper, Minoru Hirano
    Hardcover (15 January, 1996)
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    Isbn: 0683020595
    Sales Rank: 241216
    Subjects:  1. Audiology & Speech Pathology    2. Neuropsychology    3. Pathophysiology    4. Psychology    5. Speech Disorders (Medical Aspects)    6. Voice Disorders    7. physiopathology    8. therapy   


    $63.95

    The Ring (Widescreen Edition)
    Director: Gore Verbinski
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    DVD (08 February, 2005)
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    With its disturbing images and a few good shocks, The Ring is the kind of frightfest you'll watch to set a chilling mood or spook your susceptible friends, but when you try to sort it out, this well-mounted American remake (of the 1998 Japanese hit Ringu, based on Koji Suzuki's popular novel) becomes a batch of incoherent parts. The negligible plot follows a Seattle reporter (Naomi Watts) as she investigates the death of her niece, the victim of a mysterious videotape that, according to urban legend, causes the viewer's death seven days later. (Fear Dot Com borrowed the same idea while avoiding this film's lofty pretensions.) The countdown structure follows the reporter, her son, and her estranged boyfriend into deepening layers of terror--all quite effective until the movie attempts to explain itself. At that you're better off shutting down your brain and letting the creepy visuals take over. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Almost too much!
    The scariest or creepiest or whatever you'd call a movie that makes you look over your shoulder even in your own apartment for several days after the first time you've watched it. These movies aren't good for my health, including "The Grudge". And yes, I'm man enough to admit it -and my girlfriend having long black hair didn't exactly help it! Hehe, it's not that bad of course, but "The Ring" indeed is the movie that managed to scare the peace out of me for the rest of that day, and with its' flaws (the tape that's never explained where comes from or how was "produced") -well, the movie managing to do so well what it intends to do I DON'T CARE! A masterpiece of its' genre, "Halloween" or "Nightmare On Elm Street" will never be the same after this!

    Creepy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars DON'T START THE VCR & DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE!
    The Ring is perhaps one of the best movies of the last 10 years, for the fact that it is a story that starts as a mystery, jumps into drama, gets sucked into the supernatural, and ends with vicious delight and surprising answers.If you have not seen this movie, you must.I cannot say much more except for the breif review below because the surprises will hit you like a ton of black, thick rock!this ones a real shocker!

    A disturbing videotape appears to hold the power of life and death over those who view it in this offbeat thriller. A strange videotape begins making the rounds in a town in the Pacific Northwest; it is full of bizarre and haunting images, and after watching it, many viewers receive a telephone call in which they are warned they will die in seven days. A handful of teenagers who watched the tape while spending a weekend at a cabin in the mountains scoff at the threat, but as predicted, they all die suddenly on the same night.

    Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter and travels West with her young son, Aidan (David Dorfman), a troubled child who has been drawing pictures of strange and ominous visions. Rachel managed to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she must solve the puzzle of the video and the person or persons behind it within a week. Rachel turns to her ex, Noah (Martin Henderson), an expert in video technology, who at first is convinced the story is a hoax until he digs deeper into the mystery

    1-0 out of 5 stars The suckiest scary movie I ever saw
    This movie sucked! sucked! sucked! Aside from the creepy subliminal images it was nothing. I didn't get the plot, because there wasn't one. I mean where did the girl come from? Was she something the "voodoo" doctor cooked up on her parents trip they took to try and have a baby? I mean she evidently wasn't theirs because she came back like 9 years old. I thought the story was through in the end when they got her body from the well, it should have been, but alas, the story went on to her boyfriend getting killed by Samara. Somebody please tell me the reason for this little girl doing the things she did and where did she come from and what was the motivation for this dumb movie. I mean even in the "short story" the had on the extras on the DVD it still told you nothing about the story, it just showed clips from the film like you were suppose to get it. I mean how can you get that if you didn't even get the movie. I would have given it no stars but you have to put something in. I'm sorry but this movie was a waste, I'm glad I only rented it from the movie rental store. ... Read more

    Asin: B00005JLTK
    Subjects:  1. Mystery / Suspense   


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    My Precious Thing
    Audio CD (13 August, 2001)
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    Asin: B00005R1OW
    Sales Rank: 414523
    Subjects:  1. 5" CD Singles   


    Why We Hate
    by Jr., RushDozier
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (27 June, 2003)
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Good Science, poor Social Science and no psychology
    Mr. Dozier shows a flair for taking a little science, which is good, and carrying it as far away from America's door steps as he can (which is bad).His recitation of some of the most recent discoveries in neuro-biology are impressive except they lack a mature psychologist perspective and it avoids the best laboratory of all for demonstrating the truth of his theories: the U.S.And here I do not mean just the likes of Timothy McVeigh and other U.S. nut cases.

    Were Mr. Dozier to have used just a little psychological insight, and even a smattering of political science he would have no doubt noticed that U.S. culture is and always has been a fine laboratory specimen of a culture of hate at work and at play everyday.Here we have as much hate as as any country still in existence.We have racism against blacks that is still disgraceful.We have sexism, homophobia, and anti-semitism, yet Mr. Dozier studiously avoided these in favor of discussing Islamic Jihads, Osama bin Laden and such. This approach is likely to sell books, but how intellectually honest an effort is it, really?We had hate long before Osama and the Jihads, or didn't we?

    Somehow, Mr. Dozier managed to seek far away examples in the Middle East, and elsewhere rather than right here at home. In skilfully omitting the U.S. among his examples he missed an important opportunity to use his fine research as a vehicle not just to sell books, but also to help heal this nation we all love so dearly.Nevertheless buy the book it is worth reading.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring! Great insight to the human mind
    This book is a great read. The author does a great job of uncovering the mechanism behind the human tendency to steoreotype about a person, a group of people and oneself. The book is extremely well written and well researched. The author describe hatred as a complex emotion created by an imbalance between different parts of the brain leading to, among other things, racism, sexism, and phobia. The book help answers lot of questions, I had, for example, how the brain process violence in the media or whether there is a connection between intolerance and lack of self-esteem, etc. The author provides biological, cultural and social conditions, that lead to hatred, dehumanizing of another person/group and eventually acts of violence (e.g. war, crime, etc). The examples include many types of violent acts, from honor killings to Timothy McVeigh and from serial homicide to depression induced suicide. Familiar headlines help the reader follow the rather unique and complex description of the human brain.The book also makes a convincing case of why raising gender rights will help to curb hatred in the world. Towards the end of the book, the author cites examples of society where hatred is uncommon and provides strategy to elimiate hatred.

    Important takeaway: Hate is extraordinarily difficult and dangerous to overcome but peace cannot be maintained without addressing the problem of hatred.

    I can't wait to read Dozier other book, Fear Itself.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good topic, explores issues, but I do have a gripe
    This book tries to explain why people varying from Osama Bin Ladin to Dylan Klebold lack all empathy for their victims, and why they hate.It is also about why we hate.The author looks at neurobiology, psychology and history.
    I do have somewhat of a gripe with some of his history though.He treats the Arab-Israel conflict as a sort of feud, and thats not what it is.A peace-loving country can be surrounded by neighbors who use violence to destroy it, and so it must use violence to defend itself.It doesn't take two to make war, it just takes one aggressor, and one country that refuses to be a victim.For instance, the US didn't invade Afghanistan because it hated Afghans, or Moslems.It invaded largely to defend itself, and after the invasion we learned just how extensive the Al Queda training camps were and how they saw our cities as their targets.
    Talking about "cycles of violence" doesn't make sense in this type of context.Rush Dozier does not regard the US action against the Taliban as a feud or cycle of violence, which is good, but he does view the Israel situation that way, which is bad. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0809224798
    Sales Rank: 170089
    Subjects:  1. General    2. Psychology    3. Sociology - General    4. Psychology & Psychiatry / General   


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    Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness
    by John McPherson, Geri McPherson
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 January, 1993)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars "My way's not the only way,.................."
    For primitive skill instruction, you would be hard pressed to find a better book.Everything they write about, they have done.
    In John McPherson's own words, "There may be other ways to do it, maybe even some better, but these work!"Yes, Mr. McPherson, indeed, they do. There can be no better praise.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Together with David Wescott`sbooks you don`t need more!
    For those really interrested buy the "Primitive Technology, books " by David Wescott (these are bigger and have real good drawings)and the two " Naked into the Wilderness" books by the McPhersons (smaller and quit bad quality black and white pictures). In addition you only need to stop reading after a while, go out, and do your thing!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating.
    This book is, in fact, ten booklets printed together making ten chapters.Each chapter deals in detail with a certain subject, for example the first is called 'Brain Tan Buckskin' while the second is 'Primitive Fire & Cordage' and so on.Each chapter shows skills and gives knowledge that will help with the next few.For example, knowing how to make cordage helps with making bows, setting traps and making baskets.This knowledge can be helpful or just thought provoking.
    I really enjoyed this book because of my interest not only in Native American culture but also in the Neanderthals, early man and the Ice Age. Mr. McPherson not only talks about how to do something, but deals with the materials available, how the weapons and tools work and even gives you information on other methods of doing the same thing.But what he shows you in the book works because HE HAS DONE IT.
    I don't suggest giving it to young kids - Mr. McPherson makes it so easy to start fires and set traps.Hehe!Over 400 pages with tons of details and LOTS of great photos. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0967877776
    Sales Rank: 92893
    Subjects:  1. Cooking    2. Methods - Outdoor    3. Outdoor Skills    4. Outdoor cookery    5. Outdoor life    6. Sports    7. Wilderness survival   


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    Hair Loss Prevention Through Natural Remedies: A Prescription for Healthier Hair
    by Ken Peters, David Stuss, Nick Waddell
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 January, 1996)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Very outdated material
    This book is very outdated in content and is of little use to present day hair loss sufferers. Don't waste the money on it like I did. You're better off reading a more thorough and accurate book. I personally found author Daniel Lawrence's new book on hair loss gave me the most up to date information on current treatments.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
    A very helpful book.A ton of information packed into a small book. It not only explains natural treatment options, but how drug solutions work as well.Everything is explained straight and to the point.It would be a very helpful book for people just starting to experience hair loss.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Peters shows balding is part of a bigger health problem.
    Hair Loss Prevention shows that male pattern baldness and prostate problems are linked and that the vitamin, mineral, and fatty acid regimen which helps one is good for the other too, as well as for the condition ofthe skin (so women, too, can benefit from reading this book).It'sexcellent for immediate protective care of the hair (advice on shampoos,conditioners, brushing, etc.) as well as a long term healthy diet whichshould stop more hair loss. ... Read more

    Isbn: 0969527268
    Sales Rank: 250888
    Subjects:  1. Beauty & Grooming - Hair    2. Dermatology    3. Diet / Health / Fitness    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health Care Issues    6. Health/Fitness   


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    Look Who's Holding Your Leash
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (29 March, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for a mind enhansed person
    When one puts in this c.d. they begin to hear the song "Watching the War" a very light moody kind of track which instantly draws you into it. As you'll go down the line of tracks you'll find others that have such a feel/emotion to them that you wont be able to take the c.d. out.Like a person "Look whos holding your Leash" has many different elements to it & can be very appealing.Personaly I feel the track "better place" ranks up there in my list of best songs ever.My suggestion is that for anyone who has ever turned on 95.5 KLOS or 93.1 arrow 93, go out & buy this c.d. it will be well worth your while.Take care all, Phaedrus fan, Brent

    5-0 out of 5 stars Two Thumbs Up
    Having recently moved from Southern California, I have logged countless hours traveling through the Central Valley.Inevitably, "Look Who's Holding Your Leash" makes it into the CD player, usually multiple times per trip!With powerful vocals, amazing lead and rhythm guitar, and drum lines that grab your attention and keep it, this is one album I never get tired of hearing.The fact that Phaedrus has such an original sound and maintains such diversity with each track is testiment to the talent at the heart of the group.Well worth checking out!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    If you've ever read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (from which the band gets its name), you'll know that Phaedrus is closely related to quality.That's what this CD has:Quality.There is a purityto the sound of this album that has kept me coming back to it since I firstbought it over a year ago, as well as an energy in the performances that Ireally enjoy.This album was a labor of love for the band, and it shows. ... Read more

    Asin: B00000JWDV
    Sales Rank: 590661
    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Rock   


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    The Instruments of Torture
    by Michael Kerrigan
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (March, 2001)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Morbidly fascinating
    Very informative, although perhaps a little too monotonous. It is well laid out and is sure to give you many "wow" moments. May not be suited for the weak of spirit.

    4-0 out of 5 stars With a turn of the screw, this review is for you
    With The Instruments of Torture, Mr.Kerrigan has written a superbly informative and gruesome journey into the hellish world of torture. He illustrates his book with nightmarish visions of a world gone mad! The author's text is both well researched and entertaining. This book ranks with Innes's History of Tortureand Farrington's History of Punishment and Torture. Only John Swain's masterpiece The Pleasures of the Torture Chamber ranks higher!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A real pick me up
    This is the kind of book that makes me break out in warm shivers all over the place.Me and my gay lover, miranda, love to use this book for inspiration when our sex life gets bogged down.The pictures are informational and simply drawn, and the "how to" section is a must read for your typical sado-masochist who loves to try new things.I strongly suggest that you try the "Roundhouse of Doom" with your next (...) of blood, pain and violence.So, if you like to dress up in stiff leather vestiments and whip your mate, this is definately the book for you. ... Read more

    Isbn: 1585742473
    Sales Rank: 165150
    Subjects:  1. History    2. History - General History    3. History: World    4. Penology    5. Reference    6. Torture    7. World - General    8. History / Reference   


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    Master of Puppets
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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    One of the defining albums of thrash metal, Master of Puppets is arguably Metallica's best album (as well as their last with bassist Cliff Burton). Focusing on the concept of power and abuses thereof, this is a collection of complex, intelligent music, played at about a hundred miles an hour. Not that these are short songs; this eight-song album clocks in at over an hour, which makes it all the more impressive that not one moment on this recording is boring. In tackling various approaches to their subject, Metallica is insightful lyrically as well as musically: "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" is from the point of view of an institutionalized inmate and "Disposable Heroes" is the perspective of a soldier. If all you've heard of Metallica is what's been on the radio recently, check this one out. You're in for a surprise. --Genevieve Williams ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars My review for .... Master of Puppets
    I'm not so sure that this is Metallica's best album, but it sure is a classic.Its hard to tell which metallica album is the best because all of their 80s' stuff is awesome.The album stays pretty heavy.Although I don't like instrumentals that much, Orion is an exception.I noticed this other dude that posted areview said that The Call of Ktulu is better.I really couldn't say anything like that.Orion has more going on than The Call of Ktulu.Orion is much better.I think the only thing wrong with this album is the fact the some of the lyrics just dont fit the music, that's only true for one song.The lyrics to Dispoable Heroes should of been for a slow song like Fade To Black.I think anyone should get this because of the music and the inspiration from it.Anyone would like this album.No one couldn't dis-like it.

    Battery- slow opener that turns into raw madness.
    Master Of Puppets- Starts off fast and ends fast and heavy. Pure madness
    The Thing That Should Not Be- Starts off slow and all of a sudden.. a big guitar comes in and blows it up. Another madness track.
    Welcome Home (Sanitarium)- The best song on the album.Starts of soft and builds up.Great lyrics.
    Disposable Heroes- Music and lyrics dont match but other then that, great song.
    Leper Messiah- Has a cool opener... If you heard the part afterDave Mustaine says "I wonder will she find out.. about the other, other lover.. Diana" off of Wake Up Dead, It sounds like that music wise.Totally different other then that. Great song.
    Orion- Great instrumental even though I don't like them.It has a lot of harmony.
    Damage, Inc- An o.k. closer.pretty heavy.

    So what are you waiting for.. BUY THIS!
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Epic album of great talent
    Truly a masterpiece.Please give this a go, even if your not a big fan of 80's metal.To all those other hundreds of fellow reviews who gave this a 5 star rating, let me just say you all have great taste, and are not blinded by some of todays pathetic excuses for music.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Master of Puppets
    1. Battery- a Real Thrash Metal song with a short but very good solo much like Fuel's, great way to start off the album.(9/10)

    2. Master of Puppets- Best Song on the album. Good lyrics and vocals it is about an addiction to Heroin and Cocaine. Clocks in at about 9 minutes with tons of tempo schanges, riffs, sweet and catchy choruses,and great solos by both james and kirk.(10/10)

    3. The Thing That Should Not Be- Every album has that song you dont want to listen to because you want to hear the ones after it.Kind of Boring this song seperates Master of Puppetd from reign in Blood as best Metal album of not only 1986 but Ever, Reign In Blood by Slayer has no weak or boring songs. Even though Metallica is the best band ever and Slayer is a close second. (5/10)

    4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)- Metallica's best Power Ballad in my opinion but you can make an argument for One or Fade to Black.Great Solo, and you would think by reading the lyrics that they were off of Load.They do everything perfectly in this song...riffs, solos, Vocals, Lyrics, chorus. (10/10)

    5. Disposible Heroes- Real fast and long song is only about 10-20 seconds shorter than Master of Puppets. Awesome Chorus but no real tempo changes and no real good solos, though it has great lyrics and riffs. (8/10)

    6. Leper Messiah- Oh man this is a good song, it is a bit simplistic but i love that part close to the end(You'll Know what I mean when you listen to it).Song has good lyrics and vocals.It is about filthy-rich so called messiahs that make a profit off of Religion and God.(10/10)

    7. Orion (Instrumental)- A long Instrumental and a good answer to Ride the Lightning's "Call of Ktulu", as Call may have been a guitarists song, Anesthesia was a bassist's song, this was a probably a drummers song and though Lars isnt a great drummer this is his best effort along with Dyers Eve from the Justice album.There is also a great bass solo by the late Ciff Burton(R.I.P.) and now then new bassist Rob Trujillo has made a new bass solo which is very good too. (9/10)

    8. Damage Inc.- A real fast brutal song with a lot of bloody and violent lyrics.theme song for the "Real pro Wrestling" show. Has a good guitar solo by Kirk and Cliff does a great bass intro.(7/10)

    This is the second best Metal Album of alltime(behind Slayer's reign In Blood) by the greatest band of all time. If you like "Ride the Lightning", "...And Justice for All", "Kill 'Em All", "St. Anger", and "Black Album" chances are you will love this album. I also Recommend Reign In Blood by Slayer. Reign In Blood and Master of Puppets were both released in 1986, many Metal fans call them the best albums of all time and still there is a big argument over which is better.

    Pick Up Master of Puppets, you wont be dissapointed!!! ... Read more

    Asin: B000002H33
    Subjects:  1. Hard Rock    2. Heavy Metal    3. Pop    4. Rock    5. Speed Metal    6. Thrash    7. United States of America   


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    Fatal Attraction (Special Collector's Edition)
    Director: Adrian Lyne
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    DVD (24 June, 2003)
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    The date movie of the late 1980s, this had everyone arguing in the aisles. Does Michael Douglas deserve the unwanted attention he and his family are receiving at the hands of loony stalker Glenn Close?After a weekend extramarital affair with colleague Close, he returns home to wife Anne Archer, and Close becomes progressively angrier. You might even say she is boiling bunny mad.

    Directed by Adrian Lyne, this is not your average thriller, as it garnered six Academy Award nominations. The plot is too obvious, but the dialogue rings true and the intense performances hold the story together. Anne Archer deserves kudos for side-stepping cliché as the strong but frightened wife, and Close is a scream as she chews up the scenery.

    The film's original ending, which was reshot after poor preview screenings, has been added to the video release. --Rochelle O'Gorman ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars an important lesson
    This movie has a good lesson that comes with it. Think before you have an extra marital affair. You might at the last minute realize that your having sex with a psycho.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE PSYCHO ASKS...are you discreet?
    This movie is a trip!Glenn Close is a sweet lady in real life, but man she scares the crap out of us in this role as a psychologically screwed up woman who sleeps with a married man, then retaliates after he lets her know it was just a fling to him.CRAZY!

    "Fatal attraction" has become a household term for love turned to murderous obsession, thanks to the success of Adrian Lyne's 1987 movie. Dan (Michael Douglas) is a family man whose one-night affair with Alex (Glenn Close) turns into a nightmare when she insists on continuing the relationship, claiming to be carrying his baby.

    Alex systematically terrorizes Dan, even temporarily kidnapping his daughter, in her attempts to win back his affection. Douglas' besieged family man guiltily tries to preserve his marriage and family from the consequences of his own indiscretion. Close's performance as the love-struck psycho-siren remains her signature role: She conveys the buried feminist message of the film in her challenge to Dan to take responsibility for his sexual behavior.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Think Again About Those One Night Stands!
    This movie had to be one of the best lady killer films ever made, only Misery(Karthy Bates) and Basic Instinct(Sharon Stone) can argue with that.This story is basically about a good husband, having a one night stand with the decent lady.When the lady becomes a psycho stalker, hunting down the man who created and broke her heart.
    Adrian Lyne has directed some pretty heart breaking films, such as Indecent Proposal(Demi Moore), and Unfaithful(Diane Lane).James Dearden the writer, also wrote stories such as A Kiss Before Dying(Matt Dillon, and Rogue Trader(Ewan McGregor).So with a combination of these two great people... Fatal attraction was bound to be excellent.
    ichael Douglas I think has done every type of character I think there is.Later going on to make the other lady killer movie Basic Instinct.Again Douglas gives us an amazing performance, that defined is career in suspense.Glenn Close who first started off in love stories such as The Big Chill and Jagged Edge... took a whole new turn to her career.Starring as the most demented psychotic one night stand you're ever going to see.Anne Archer as Douglas's wife was also a bigger character then you would expect.Going on to play Harrison Fords wife in the action flicks Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger.
    This is one of the best movies of the 1980's.It doesn't have a whole lot of blood and gore, it's not the scariest thing to come out.These are the kind of thrillers I like though.Jason, Freddy, I know what they are I know they're not real.Glenn Close as your average typical lady neighbor, cutting into her leg, not staying dead in the end... is phenomenal to watch.
    If you haven't watched this movie I think it's about time that you do.I'd buy it infact, there's not one flaw about this entire thriller.Fatal Attraction deserved all eight of it's nominations. ... Read more

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    Be a Friend: Learning About Friendship and Fairness (Character Education Readers)
    by Regina Burch
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    Wraith Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 5)
    by AARON ALLSTON
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars the equal of Stackpole's X-Wing
    "Wraith Squadron" is the fifth X-Wing novel, but the first of a new trilogy by Aaron Allston.The first four X-Wing books were written by Michael Stackpole.The first four books focused on the Rogue Squadron, an elite X-Wing squadron which was responsible (in part) for the destruction of the two Death Stars.But, now, at the start of "Wraith Squadron" commander Wedge Antilles has an idea for a new X-Wing squadron.Instead of taking the best of the best for the Rogues, this new unnamed squadron will take the dregs of the pilots.Wedge will take talented pilots who, for one reason or another, are on the verge of washing out of the Alliance military.This new squadron, which later be named Wraith Squadron, has a different purpose.The pilots are being chosen because they are commandos first and pilots second.Wraith Squadron will be used for insurgency missions, the sort that Rogue Squadron performed in the first four books which was out of their specialty.

    Part of this book is, of course, spent introducing the new pilots.Just as the Rogue books were focused primarily on Corran Horn, "Wraith Squadron" has a primary focus on Kell Tainer, a talented pilot who is trying to atone for his father's failure as a pilot.There is also an assorted band of misfits, along with Kell, in the new Wraith Squadron.One thing that marks this book from Stackpole's X-Wing novels is the humor.The characters are consistently cracking jokes and being sarcastic and the amazing thing is that it feels entirely appropriate and not a bit out of place.The humor works perfectly.

    Where the Rogue Squadron novels were focuses on Ysanne Isard, "Wraith Squadron" is focused on taking out the Warlord Zsinj, the current most powerful former Imperial now that Isard has been killed ("The Bacta War").But getting to Zsinj is not an easy thing to do, so first the Wraiths are going after Admiral Tirgit, an Imperial who attacked the Wraith's base.To do so, the Wraiths impersonate imperials and fly insurgency missions to win their battles.

    "Wraith Squadron" is much better than I had hoped, especially after reading Stackpole's novels.It is funny, and Allston tells a good story.While I would recommend reading Stackpole's four books first to keep the chronology, there is no reason to not read the Wraith novels.This is great Star Wars.

    -Joe Sherry

    5-0 out of 5 stars The M*A*S*H of Star Wars!
    I won't bother to compare this book to the Stackpole cycle, except to say that it blows it away in every category.

    This book is, to quote a previous reviewer, "a novel about people in war, not just war", which is how so many Star Wars novels strike me.In all of the novels from Zahn's Thrawn trilogy to Stackpole's Rogue Squadron cycle, I have never been so attatched to the characters as I am in Allston's Wraith Squadron trilogy.

    Overall, the best comparison I can give is to say that Allston's trilogy is like the M*A*S*H of Star Wars; the characters have life, depth, and personality, with conflicts and friendships forming every step of the way.They aren't superhuman, invincible and emotionally distant like so many other characters.Again, this is "a novel about people in war, not just war", and as such WILL make you laugh, cry, and occasionally cheer out loud.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Next Generation of X-Wing pilots!
    Wraith Squadron was the first Star Wars book written by Aaron Allston and the first to feature an all new X-Wing squadron.Featuring a more focussed role on Wedge Anitlles, Wraith Squadron picks up right where the Bacta War left off.Instead of searching for elite pilots, Antilles wants a bunch of already trained screw ups to fight under his command.From a failed Jedi to a mechanic who gets stage fright to a former child star, these characters are both unique and hysterical.Wraith Squadron is among the freshest of the Star Wars books.The characters Phanan and Face make the book totally worth it.I recommend highly! ... Read more

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    Captain Underpants Extra-crunchy Book O'fun #2, The All New (Captain Underpants)
    by Dav Pilkey
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
    Paperback (01 September, 2002)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Satisfied Aunt
    I bought my nephew this book as his first chapter book and he absolutly loved it, he sat down and read it in one day, and he just turned six. I am not bothered by the misspelled words. After all these books are supposed to be written by 2nd graders, and at that young an age teachers should not be correcting spelling, they should be encouraging children to sound out a word, and then make an educated guess as to how it is spelled. It's about recognizing letter sounds, and letter combinations, not exact spelling. That comes later. I plan on getting the entire series for my nephew for christmas.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I love CaptainUnderpants
    I love the activities in this book.The comics made me laugh until I wet my pants.The jokes and comics are hilarious. It's not my most favorite Captain Underpants book but I still love it. Though the jokes are a lliittttlle overoffensive.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Captain Underpants books contain free spelling lessons!
    I shared the concern of a previous reviewer about the multitude of misspellings in the Captain Underpants books. However, instead of forbidding my 9-year-old son from reading the books (which he loves), I turned the Captain Underpants books into a spelling lesson. I have my son mark the misspelled words and then write them correctly. If he's not sure of the spelling, he looks it up in the dictionary. ... Read more

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    Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
    by AlFranken
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Having previously dissected the factual inaccuracies of a single bellicose talk show host inRush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, Al Franken takes his fight to a larger foe: President George W. Bush, the Bush Administration, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, and scores of other conservatives whom, he says, are playing loose with the facts. It's a lot of ground to cover, as evidenced by the 43 chapters in Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, but the results are often entertaining and insightful. Franken occupies a unique place in the modern political dialogue as perhaps the media's only comedy writer and performer who is also a Harvard fellow as well as a liberal political commentator. This unique and vaguely lonely position lends a charming quixotic quality to adventures such as a tense encounter with the Fox News staff at the National Press Club, a challenge to fisticuffs with National Review Editor Rich Lowry, and an oddly sweet admissions visit to ultra-conservative Bob Jones University (with a young research assistant posing as his son when Franken's real-life son refuses to participate in the charade). Less useful are comic book dramatizations of "Supply Side Jesus" and a fictitious Vietnam War story featuring the numerous righties who, Franken intimates, improperly avoided service. And Franken's criticisms of conservative talk show hosts Sean Hannity, O’Reilly, and columnist Coulter, while admirable in their attention to detail, fail to shed much new light on people who have built careers on broad arguments and relentless self-aggrandizement. But Franken is at his best, and most compellingly readable, when he backs off the wackiness and the personal grudges and writes about more personal matters such as the political circus surrounding the memorial service of the late Senator Paul Wellstone. But even on these more serious topics, Franken's wit is still present and, in fact, grows sharper. In a time when much political discourse is composed of rage and shouting, it's refreshing that Al Franken is able to shout in a witty manner. --John Moe ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Public Service to readers
    May 22nd, 2005, ChronWatch.com reports interesting testimony in court proceedings against the author. To summarize the report, Franken is inundated with libel suits from this book. The path to safety is for the author to testify that this book is not meant to be truthful, it is a fictional joke book. Case dismissed. Isn't this IRONIC!! A book with this title is full of lies??!! The Michael Moore school of journalism welcomes another graduate!I can visualize Moore and Franken seated side by side with former President Carter at the 2008 Dem convention, watching Whoopi delight the crowd with her keen political insight as Kutcher applauds in the background. Laterwe see GOP raise Senate count from 55 to 80!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Everyone is a Liar, A Fair & Balanced Review
    From the time you got caught with your hand in the cookie jar at age 3..."Honey, are you taking that cookie I told you not to take?"..."No, Mommy" (while your hand is still in the jar)...to my grandson, who after eating his half of the fries last week, informed me that his tardy brother "didn't like fries"...and during all of humanity, people have learned to lie.At a college party, researchers videoed the conversations, then isolated selected students and showed them the video.The students had to admit, just during meaningless conversation, they lied an average of 50% of the time they spoke.I forgot the real statistic, so I'm lying, but that's close.

    In any event, lying is part of life, whether you're a death row felon or the Pope (sorry to break this to the Catholics).The idea is to be the most convincing liar, and that means a liar who is so good at it, he has even deluded himself (He believes his own...well, you know what I mean).

    Anyway, since I expect politicians (or anybody else) to lie, I feel guilty that I am not current on the specific lying situation in the highest levels of government, as I certainly should be.I will say that whenever I do read or hear political statements on either side, I hear a lot more polemics than I think are represented in the general public.Academic political scientists assure us that the good old US is hopelessly reddish-blue and centrist, even on abortion, sexual orientation, and other supposedly devisive issues.

    Now that I got that out of the way, may I compliment Al Franken on his audio presentation, which was not only extremely funny, but (if he's not lying) very well researched.I'll have to admit, even I realized after only seeing Hannity & Colmes once, that Colmes was pretty wimpy with his liberal rebuttals (not near as good a liar as Hannity).Extrapolating from that controlled study of 1, the rest of Franken's inspired work MUST be true.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A Lying Liar makes it big!Franken play fast and loose!

    "Franken says that the Republican party as a whole, is a racist party and finds every excuse he can to justify that label. He scoffs at the party of Lincoln that freed the slaves and disregards the fact that more Republicans than Democrats voted for the civil rights bill.

    Franken thinks the Trent Lott comment about Strom Thurmond (Lott said that things would have been better off had Thurmond ) was racist and see's it fit to indict the Republican party with racism. The issue wasn't as black and white (pardon the pun) as Franken dishonestly represents it however. He of course doesn't mention the liberal pundits that supported Lott in saying it was just a freaking offhanded comment at the mans birthday party for Christ sakes, nor does Franken mention the conservatives that hammered down on him over it. Rich Lowry elaborates on the latter point:

    Franken deals with the Trent Lott/Strom Thurmond controversy without noting that conservatives helped publicize Lott's comments and called for him to step aside, including National Review. If you are writing a book about conservatives, this would seem a pretty important datum to include. But Franken bulldozes on. He argues that Republicans are "racist," (p. 255) and only make gestures toward blacks to try - futilely - to avoid appearing too "overtly racist." (p. 256) (Later, he does say that not "all Republicans are racist," in what, in this book, qualifies as a generous concession.) (p. 259) He suggests -- sort of jokingly, but not really -- that the Bush tax cuts were motivated by racial bigotry. And he notes that black poverty declined under Clinton without mentioning the Republican-sponsored welfare reform of 1996 that had a big hand in this trend.

    Lowry continues:

    --Franken partly rests his case for the racism of the Republican party on the defeat of Sen. Max Cleland in Georgia in 2002. He quotes Cleland saying that his defeat was the result of a backlash against a change in the state flag in 2001 by then-Gov. Roy Barnes, a Democrat, to de-emphasize the St. Andrew's Cross - a symbol of segregation - in the state flag. Franken says that Cleland was undone by a "racist avalanche." Cleland himself alleges in the book that the Republican party did push-polling on the issue of the flag, thus doing him in. Franken offers no evidence for Cleland's outrageous claim, I assume because there is none. (Franken didn't even bother to check with the Georgia GOP official mentioned by name as the mastermind of the push-polling - what were those research assistants doing?)

    Sonny Perdue, who would defeat Barnes for governor, didn't oppose the change in the flag, but called for a referendum on it. It was on the ballot on March 2, and the Barnes flag won. (CORRECTION: I was wrong about the Barnes flag. It actually lost a couple of weeks ago to yet another version of the Georgia flag, which seems broadly acceptable to all sides. As the Palm Beach Post put it in this story, "Black and white voters across Georgia finally have a flag on which they can agree." I regret the error.)

    The only candidate I am aware of who featured the old flag and his support for it on his campaign literature in 2002 was a Democrat, Mike Snow from Northwest Georgia. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in October 2002, "Nearly two years after the fact, a majority of Georgia voters either favor the change made in the state flag-or say they don't care." All of this hardly adds up to a "racist avalanche" burying Cleland.

    Also, during this "racist avalanche," Georgia was re-electing a black attorney general and a black labor commissioner. When I tried to figure out why Franken would leave this fact out of his account of the 2002 election, I came up with a few possibilities: a) he didn't know; b) he worried it wouldn't fit his thesis; c) his editor demanded that he trim 28 words from his final manuscript and these just happened to be the ones; d) Franken figured the Georgia "racist avalanche" buried a white candidate, but spared black candidates -- you know, that happens in racist avalanches all the time.

    What possibly, then, could have led to the defeat of Max Cleland if not racism? Franken and other liberals have complained bitterly about a tough ad against him which featured Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Cleland wasn't "pictured with" the two as Franken says. (p. 254) If we're being sticklers for accuracy, neither was Cleland wounded by a "VC grenade," as Franken maintains. (p.163) The ad didn't morph Cleland into either of these figures, or say that he supported them, or question his patriotism. Bin Laden and Hussein were used to illustrate the point that the U.S. was facing threats to its security. It then explained that Cleland had voted 11 times against a homeland security bill that would have given President Bush freedom from union strictures in creating and running the new department. Cleland was voting against a bill sponsored by his popular Senate colleague Zell Miller, a Democrat, setting himself up perfectly for the charge that he was voting with Daschle and the unions against Georgia common sense. If you can't criticize the Senate votes of a Senator in a Senate race, what can you criticize? Cleland had also made himself vulnerable on national security, taxes, and social issues.

    Franken mentions none of this because he is so busy advancing his unsupportable racism allegation. In doing so, he relies on a stereotype of Southerners that should be fading into nonexistence. As Zell Miller notes in his book, in 1990 there were 565 African-American officeholders in the South. In 2000, there were 5,579. Georgia has elected seven African-American to statewide office, this in a state that is 70 percent white. There is no other word for Franken's stilted account of all this except dishonest."

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    Magnetic Fishing Game
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    A plywood puzzle with a difference: the idea is to get the pieces out after you put them in. The11.75-inch by 8.50-inch aquatic scene (mainly in blues, oranges, and browns) includes such pieces as a sea horse,various fish, a crab, and a starfish. Though the pieces are wood, each has a metal "button" in the middle;attach a magnet to a line and practice "fishing" them out before reconstructing the puzzle. (For anespecially interesting challenge, try "fishing" them back in.) --Richard Farr ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Old One's Are the Best
    This game really is a golden oldie, but none the worse because of that. If you want to tempt the kids away from the TV or the computer for an hour this is the ideal game.
    It is addictive and all the family can join in, something that many families seem to have lost the knack of doing.
    It is a game for young and old and lots of fun and helps younger children with their hand and eye co-ordination.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Fun
    This is one of those items that you just have to tell other people about.My grandchildren love this game and entertain themselves for hours with it. That is no small accomplishment! It's durable, bright and colorful, and teaches coordination in a fun way.Sometimes you just come upon a real winner, this is one of those times. A great gift for any occassion. I think you and your child will be happy with this one.
    Shirley Johnson

    5-0 out of 5 stars Good for a 2 year old and a 4 year old
    I got this for my 2 year old niece for her birthday. Both she and her older 4 year old sister absolutely loved it. I should have purchased 2, one for each of them. This is a simple but great toy! ... Read more

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