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Hair: Public, Political, Extremely Personal
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Griffin
Publication date July 1, 2001
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312278519
ISBN-10 0312278519
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $13.95
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Summary
An in-depth examination of the strange American obsession with hair discusses the cultural and social attachments people form with their hair through fascinating and sometimes hilarious interviews and personal narratives. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
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Brush it and curl it, wig it, pluck it, highlight it, bob it, coif it, dye it. What don't we do to our hair?

Hair: Public, Political, Extremely Personal is a candid, humorous, and revealing look at America's hair obsession. Journalist Diane Simon, the curly-haired daughter of straight-haired parents who has suffered much for her locks, uses her own personal traumas as a point of entry into this fascinating subject. Simon visits Harlem braiding salons and Hassidic wig shops, tries every type of hair removal, and even spends an afternoon at the Hair Club for Men headquarters. Through her research, Simon explores the different choices people make to transform themselves through their hair.


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Hardcover
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from St Martins Pr (April 1, 2000)
9780312208936 | details & prices | 238 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $23.95
About: An in-depth examination of the strange American obsession with hair discusses the cultural and social attachments people form with their hair through interviews and personal narratives.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Griffin (July 1, 2001)
9780312278519 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $13.95
About: An in-depth examination of the strange American obsession with hair discusses the cultural and social attachments people form with their hair through fascinating and sometimes hilarious interviews and personal narratives.

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