ME MY HAIR AND I

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Me My Hair And I

Author : Elizabeth Benedict
ISBN : 9781616205430
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 72.94 MB
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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 women’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 Botticelli’s Venus. The long and the short of it is that our hair is our glory—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. "A terrific read for those of us who obsess about our hair. Or those who live with those of us who do. A collection that’s, I dare say, a cut above the rest.” —Mary Morris, author of The Jazz Palace
Category: Health & Fitness

Me My Hair And I

Author : Elizabeth Benedict
ISBN : 9781616204112
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Untangles the many truths about hair, and the lives we lead underneath it." --Pamela Druckerman, author of Bringing Up Bébé These twenty-seven "hair pieces" offer up reflections and revelations about family, race, religion, ritual, culture, motherhood, politics, celebrity, what goes on in African American kitchens and at Hindu Bengali weddings, alongside stories about the influence of Jackie Kennedy, Lena Horne, Farrah Fawcett, and the Grateful Dead. Layered into these essays you'll find surprises, insights, hilarity, and the resonance of common experience. Marita Golden writes about her grief over what so many African American women still endure to obtain "good hair." Patricia Volk itemizes her seventeen hair care products, each with a price tag. Myra Goldberg tells of how ill equipped she was to tend the hair of her adopted biracial daughter. And Suleika Jaouad describes the ravages of chemotherapy and the empowerment of shaving designs onto her head. These writers know that a woman's hair is her glory, her nemesis, her history, and her self-esteem. They know, too, that many things in life matter more than hair, but few bring as much pleasure as a really great hairdo. "With tender sensitivity and wild wit, these wonderful writers examine the allure, magic, curse, thrills, and sorrows of hair." --Luanne Rice, author of The Lemon Orchard "Me, My Hair, and I . . . is a terrific read for those of us who obsess about our hair. Or those who live with those of us who do. A collection that is, I dare say, a cut above the rest." --Mary Morris, author of The Jazz Palace
Category: Biography & Autobiography

You Can T Touch My Hair

Author : Phoebe Robinson
ISBN : 9780143129202
Genre : African American women comedians
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Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comic, which means that comedic fodder runs through her everyday life. And as a black woman in America, she asserts, sometimes you need to have a sense of humor to deal with the nonsense you are handed every day. And Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years, not lest the people who ask her whether they can touch her hair. All. The. Time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page. As personal as it is political, You Can't Touch My Hair is an utterly modern essay collection: one that examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases.
Category: African American women comedians

Curly Like Me

Author : Teri LaFlesh
ISBN : 9780470586129
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 74.85 MB
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The simple secrets to growing your curls healthy and long. Tightly curly hair isn't like any other type of hair, and it needs totally different care to make it happy. Do you spend countless hours—and untold dollars—on weaves, perms, salon visits, and products that promise to change, heal, or make your hair more manageable, only to end up even more frustrated? Do you wrestle daily with hair you can't get a brush through? Do you struggle to keep from hurting your child when you comb through her tight curls? Would you like to grow your tightly curly hair long and healthy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book was written for you. It gives you the information and techniques you need to celebrate—not fight against—your very curly hair. You will learn how not only to care for your curls, but to cherish them, all the while saving time, effort, and money. Curly Like Me is the off-the-grid, do-it-yourself owner's manual for tightly curly hair: Learn how to wear your own curls in their natural curl patterns Over 250 photographs and illustrations Includes the best products, tools, ingredients, curl-enhancing hairstyle ideas, tips for growing out your perm, and more Shows you pain-free techniques on how to comb and style your curls or your child's curls Over thirty easy, curl-enhancing hairstyle ideas, tips for growing out your perm, and more Helps you save money by avoiding costly treatments, products, marketing misinformation, and frequent salon visits so you can enjoy your own curls without pain, chemicals, or the use of weaves or extensions The story (with lots of photos) of Teri's journey from hair broken by relaxers, texturizers, improper care, trying to force it to conform, and fighting her weave addiction to finally understanding her own curls. Now her natural hair reaches to her hips. End your struggles with misunderstood, damaged hair and begin your journey to thriving natural curls. Applying the ideas and information in this book will show you how to love your hair the way it really is. Curly Like Me empowers you to take back the care of your hair so you can let your own beautiful curls shine. Teri LaFlesh spent nearly thirty years working to find a way to make her curls happy. Not wanting anyone else to go through with their hair what she did with hers inspired Teri to create the popular Web site TightlyCurly.com and to write Curly Like Me.
Category: Health & Fitness

Cutting Your Family S Hair

Author : Gloria Handel
ISBN : 1402726546
Genre : Health & Fitness
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No more bad hair days ever again! Give those you love the cut they want--plus remedies to keep those tresses healthy and shining. Close-up photos and detailed instructions teach you how to hold the scissors and comb, the angles at which to snip, and how to establish guides to the correct lengths. Then comes an array of cuts, with and without bangs, shown from start to finish: easy-to-care-for trims for children; blunt-cut, wispy, and layered styles in all lengths for women; and basic short versions for men. As a bonus there are recipes for natural, homemade hair-care products.
Category: Health & Fitness

What My Mother Gave Me

Author : Elizabeth Benedict
ISBN : 9781616202682
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In What My Mother Gave Me, women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter’s story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these thirty-one original pieces include Pulitzer Prize winners, perennial bestselling novelists, and celebrated broadcast journalists. Whether a gift was meant to keep a daughter warm, put a roof over her head, instruct her in the ways of womanhood, encourage her talents, or just remind her of a mother’s love, each story gets to the heart of a relationship. Rita Dove remembers the box of nail polish that inspired her to paint her nails in the wild stripes and polka dots she wears to this day. Lisa See writes about the gift of writing from her mother, Carolyn See. Cecilia Muñoz remembers both the wok her mother gave her and a lifetime of home-cooked family meals. Judith Hillman Paterson revisits the year of sobriety her mother bequeathed to her when Paterson was nine, the year before her mother died of alcoholism. Abigail Pogrebin writes about her middle-aged bat mitzvah, for which her mother provided flowers after a lifetime of guilt for skipping her daughter’s religious education. Margo Jefferson writes about her mother’s gold dress from the posh department store where they could finally shop as black women. Collectively, the pieces have a force that feels as elemental as the tides: outpourings of lightness and darkness; joy and grief; mother love and daughter love; mother love and daughter rage. In these stirring words we find that every gift, ?no matter how modest, tells the story of a powerful bond. As Elizabeth Benedict points out in her introduction, “whether we are mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, or cherished friends, we may not know for quite some time which presents will matter the most."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What If You Had Animal Hair

Author : Sandra Markle
ISBN : 9780545638241
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 22.57 MB
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If you could have any animal's hair, whose would you choose? If you had a polar bear's double coat, you would never have to wear a hat when playing in the snow. If you had reindeer hair, it could help you stay afloat in water. And if you had a porcupine's hair, no bully would ever bother you again! WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL HAIR? is a follow-up to the adorable WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? Each spread will feature a photographic image of the animal and its hair on the left and an illustration of a child with that animal's hair on the right. As in ANIMAL TEETH, the illustrations will be humorous and will accompany informative text.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Upper Cut

Author : Carrie White
ISBN : 9781501142574
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 79.15 MB
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Shampoo meets You'll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again in a rollicking and riveting memoir from the woman who for decades styled Hollywood's most celebrated players.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Can I Touch Your Hair

Author : Irene Latham
ISBN : 9781512404425
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Irene Latham, who is white, and Charles Waters, who is black, present paired poems about topics including family dinners, sports, recess, and much more. This relatable collection explores different experiences of race in America.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Chemo And Me

Author : Tani Miller
ISBN : 1604430095
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 86.37 MB
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The author discusses her hair loss following chemotherapy and tries to stay possitive by focusing on how chic she looks, the clean hair-free bathroom floor, and the extra hour of sleep each day.
Category: Biography & Autobiography