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Annie Wright has commented on (2) products.

660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer
660 Curries

Annie Wright, October 12, 2009

I am relatively new to Indian cooking and past attempts to make it myself have resulted in food that tastes vaguely Indian but doesn't look or taste like the stuff you get at a restaurant. My boyfriend and I gave this book a shot one night for our anniversary dinner, and all we can say is, wow! The dal and saag dishes we made were absolutely incredible, and the few other dishes we've picked from the book look and taste like the real thing.
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The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R Saks
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness

Annie Wright, March 30, 2009

I work in the court system, and see a good number of involuntary commitment cases, most of which feature individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. So many of these cases come through, and it is easy to become jaded and indifferent toward people living with this illness. Thankfully, Saks wrote this book. Her story is incredible, and her ability to relate and explain what goes through her head during episodes is remarkable. I don't like to throw the word "inspiring" around, but her story is just that.

Ultimately, however, I was overwhelmed by the book's central message: how many more resources mentally ill people truly need. Saks has managed to control her illness and succeed enormously despite (and, perhaps in some ways, because of) it. However, as she admits, she had so many resources and so much support to help her get through it--and even with that, it took her decades to gain some control over her illness.

In all events, this is a truly eye-opening book that deserves a large readership.
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