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Don't Worry, Be NAPPY! : How To Grow Dreadlocks In America And Still Get Everything You Want Paperback – June 1, 2000
"If you want to grow dreadlocks but don't know where to begin, then BUY THIS BOOK!" -- Emmanuel Gillispie
"If you want to grow dreadlocks but dont know where to begin, then BUY THIS BOOK!" -- Emmanuel Gillispie, Owner of Reciprocity Poetry and Cultural Center
I thought about growing dreadlocks for years, this book has given me the encouragement to...create my crown! -- Suni Baker
I thought about growing dreadlocks for years, this book has given me the encouragement to go ahead and create my crown! -- Suni Baker, Executive Secretary for Medical Director
Mr. Bradley has captured the essence of growing dreadlocks and what it takes to keep them for life! -- Nambi, Recording Artist and Backup Singer to Major Stars
From the Publisher
According to a spokesperson for the publisher, Mr. Bradley's book is "a warm and human portrayal of the joys and expected problems that crop up when someone decides to grow dreadlocks. Mr. Bradley has done a fine job of telling us what it is like to walk out into the world everyday with dreadlocks whats good about it and whats bad. Hes been growing dreadlocks and working corporate jobs for 10 years. He knows his stuff. Everything from positive motivation to handling finances for the future dreadlocked individual is covered in his new book.
Top customer reviews
However, as I read through the book, I became more and more irritated. Chapters such as "Dreadlocks and Finances", "Dreadlocks and Reading", and "Dreadlocks and Meditation" were useless to me. I'm paraphrasing on the chapter titles because I don't have the book any more, I threw it away. Those chapters did not have anything to do with dreadlocks. The author just gave his opinion on how you should live your life. I will listen to his opinion on dreadlocks, but the other stuff was too much.
Additionally, there are numerous typographical and editing errors. The illustrations look amateurish to me (and many actually imitate photos from the "Dreads" photo book). The typesetting of the book does not look neat. If you want to actually learn about locking your hair, I recommend "No Lye" by Tulani Kinard and "Lets Talk Hair" by Pamela Ferrell. These books only have one chapter each on locking the hair, but each is much more informative about the process.
There are no pictures and very few illustrations because the truth of the matter is that dreadlocks are natural. Everyone hair is different and requires a different approach. The bottom line is, you must know your hair. I've save a lot of money and time because now I truly understand the essence of growing dreadlocks. It's not a fad, fashion, or selfish act. It's a way of life...a wonderful way of life. If you are looking for a book full of stock photo's of people with dreadlocks, this book is not for you. If you are looking for a book that will show you how to grow dreadlocks and live a properous life with them and deal with society, then BUY this book!