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Going Gray: How to Embrace Your Authentic Self with Grace and Style Paperback – January 7, 2009
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At the turn of the century, I switched careers becoming a columnist for the cutting-edge business magazine Fast Company. After that I created the monthly "American Treasures" column for Martha Stewart Living. In 2007 I published my first book, Going Gray, What I Learned About Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity And Everything Else That Matters, and wrote a Yahoo blog, "Going Gray, Getting Real." Random House will publish It's Always Personal, my new book exploring the new realities of emotion in the workplace.
Although I now live in Brooklyn, with my husband, the author, Kurt Andersen (Turn of the Century, Heyday, Reset), and our two great daughters, I was born in Kansas City and will always consider myself a Midwesterner at heart.
Top Customer Reviews
The author at long last takes a decidedly pro-gray stand and pretty much thinks those that can't stand the heat of going gray are a bit wimpy and not natural enough and lacking in character. And that is fine to say for a few pages which is when this book should have ended.
Anne Kreamer put way too much thought into a pretty simple decision and then stretched it into book length with the history of hair color advertisements, a plethora of quotes from men and women on gray hair, and number crunching about gray hair.
Wow! If you are into gray hair statistics and why gray hair is the best, this is the book for you.
It should have been a short magazine article or blog post.
I know it's brave for anyone of any group or gender to go gray but it's especially tough for black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American women. How many 40 something Asian women does one see with silver hair on a regular basis? I only found two on Pinterest. Some of the seniors go gray but few to none younger where I live. And where I live there are A LOT of Asians. In the Hispanic and black community there are more silver haired sisters but the numbers are far fewer than in the white community. I'm not trying to start trouble, I'm just sharing my observations here.
Although I gleaned encouragement, humor and interesting tidbits about how men really feel about women with gray hair (most don't mind it or love it!), how prospective employers view gray hair (the numbers there are grim), the troubling lengths Hollywood goes through to make people look younger, I felt that minorities, Generation X (my generation) and Millenials were just glossed over or only addressed for a few paragraphs or sentences here and there.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting sociological perspective, but not really a "how to" for those going gray.Published 2 months ago by dmcara
Great book and I really liked it but I just am not ready to take the step of going grey all the way. I cut off all my hair and stopped dying it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Julie Yoast
This book is a great read. It's entertaining and informative and just a pleasure to read.Published 8 months ago by Jillian Milk
I loved this book! So much good info & very good from a social standpoint or how we are judged by our hair, clothes, etc. Great, fast read.Published 9 months ago by Lena LeMay
I turned 50 and am letting my hair go gray. I LOVE IT! Reading Anne's book shows times have not changed much in the last decade. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kelly Epperson
Loved this book.
Covering my gray hair with a "natural" brown has become more challenging over the years. Read more
Read this cover to cover and loaned it to other Graying friends. This issue isn't discussed much. Should bePublished 12 months ago by M. Rodriguez