Me, My Hair, and I

Me, My Hair, and I

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qA terrific read for those of us who obsess about our hair. Or those who live with those of us who do. A collection thata€™s, I dare say, a cut above the rest.a€ a€”Mary Morris, author of The Jazz Palace Ask a woman about her hair, and she just might tell you the story of her life. Ask a whole bunch of women about their hair, and you could get a history of the world. Surprising, insightful, frequently funny, and always forthright, the essays in Me, My Hair, and I are reflections and revelations about every aspect of womena€™s lives from family, race, religion, and motherhood to culture, health, politics, and sexuality. They take place in African American kitchens, at Hindu Bengali weddings, and inside Hasidic Jewish homes. The conversation is intimate and global at once. Layered into these reminiscences are tributes to influences throughout history: Jackie Kennedy, Lena Horne, Farrah Fawcett, the Grateful Dead, and Botticellia€™s Venus. The long and the short of it is that our hair is our glorya€”and our nemesis, our history, our self-esteem, our joy, our mortality. Every woman knows that many things in life matter more than hair, but few bring as much pleasure as a really great hairdo.Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession Elizabeth Benedict. nature of the distress. She mailed me a humanhair wig within weeks of that dinner. The hair is lustrous, shoulder length. I take the wig out of the box it came in and caress theanbsp;...

Title:Me, My Hair, and I
Author:Elizabeth Benedict
Publisher:Algonquin Books - 2015-09-29


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