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Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Touching on both the history and the psychological interpretations of this seemingly minor cultural cue, Peterkin analyzes the ever-changing shaving practices of celebrities, criminals, and carnival performers.
Quill & Quire (Quill & QUire)
Full of fascinating detail, the book has an accessible tone suited to its subject.
The Globe & Mail (Globe & Mail)
Peterkin entertainingly follows many a revealing strand. . .
Toronto Star (Toronto Star)
[This] is an entertaining book for those who boast facial hair and those who don't.
Vancouver Sun (Vancouver Sun)
While Peterkin has fun with witty quips from poets, playrights, philosophers, and theologians through the centuries, he is also quite serious and instructive. . .
Peterkin carves a witty, thought-provoking read from his bewhiskered subject matter.
Jam-packed with beard-related sidebar quotations and facts and figures, One Thousand Beards is a trivia-lover's delight, and an essential reference for anyone giving a barber-college valedictory address.
Fast Forward (Fast Forward)
This is the kind of information that can only make life happier, funnier, and a little bit more full. It not only freshly stocked my cache of trivia, but it opened my mind to the wealth of stories I can find in all of the places I would have never thought to look.
Worn Fashion Journal (www.wornjournal.com) (Worn Fashion Journal 2009-07-23)