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Going Gray: How to Embrace Your Authentic Self with Grace and Style
     

Going Gray: How to Embrace Your Authentic Self with Grace and Style

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by Anne Kreamer
 

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When 49-year-old Anne Kreamer saw a horrifying photo of her harshly dyed brown hair, she realized she wasn't kidding anyone. So she set out a plan: over the next few months she would give up her weekly visits to the salon and let her hair go its natural way. The result is Going Gray: an exploration of that experience and a frank, funny, and

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When 49-year-old Anne Kreamer saw a horrifying photo of her harshly dyed brown hair, she realized she wasn't kidding anyone. So she set out a plan: over the next few months she would give up her weekly visits to the salon and let her hair go its natural way. The result is Going Gray: an exploration of that experience and a frank, funny, and unflinchingly wise investigation of aging today. Through interviews, experiments, and surprising personal acounts, Kreamer probes the issues behind two of the biggest fears mature women face: Can I be sexually attractive as a gray-haired middle-aged woman? and Will I be discriminated against in the work world? In searching for the balance between attrectiveness and authenticity, Kreamer offers an entertaining and valuable look at the politics and personal costs of our definition of "aging gracefully."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316166621
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
01/07/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
288,372
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.14(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Anne Kreamer is the former executive vice-president and worldwide creative director of Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, and a co-founder of SPY magazine. She currently writes a monthly column for Martha Stewart Living and is a former columnist for Fast Company. Kreamer lives in Brooklyn with her husband, novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen, and her two daughters.

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Going Gray: How to Embrace Your Authentic Self with Grace and Style 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. Interesting and tought provoking. It's like you are listening to a good friend. I wish I was friends with Anne!
ReviewYourBook.com More than 1 year ago
Going Gray: How to Embrace Your Authentic Self With Grace and Style
Written by: Anne Kreamer
Published by: Little, Brown and Company
Reviewed by: Ashley Turlington for ReviewYourBook.com 1/2009
ISBN: 978-0-316-16662-1
¿Insightful and Funny¿ 5 stars
This book is hilarious. It brings up some great points about embracing your gray and giving up the coloring bottle. Of course, there is the financial reward. There is also the point that many women just look good gray.
Kreamer tells of her personal experiences, the experiences of her friends, Hollywood, corporate America, and the dating world. How does going gray affect women? You bet it affects them differently than it affects men.
Has this changed my way of thinking? No. I will still take the magnetic signs off my car, tell everyone I have errands to run, park behind the salon that is two towns away to get my ¿natural¿ color.