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"Diane Simon...understands the historical power and prejudices concerning hair....The book is an entertaining trip through twentieth-century fashion."—Kansas City Star
"Simon explores the racial connotations of hair with admirable candor and sly hipness."—Booklist
"An amusing and informative cultural history of hair in American society."—Library Journal
Posted March 5, 2013
Posted April 18, 2000
Interesting historical background but also a very personal look into the lives of these people --- men who dress as women, men who will try nearly anything to replace lost hair and the virile image they feel they've lost with it, women forbidden by religion to show their own hair, women for whom their hair is their pride and their strongest sexual asset. And, in addition to all this, Simon is funny. I got the two things I want from a book: I learned something, and it was a great read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 7, 2000
Simon's book made me feel guilty when I got a haircut. Using a dazzling array of information I was entertained greatly by this book. It was so interesting I could not put this book down and it kept me up at night. The brilliant insight had my hair on end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.