Red

Author: Jacky Colliss Harvey
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781603764032
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: History

RED is a brilliantly told, captivating history of red hair throughout the ages. A book that breaks new ground, dispels myths, and reinforces the special nature of being a redhead, with a look at multiple disciplines, including science, religion, politics, feminism and sexuality, literature, and art. With an obsessive fascination that is as contagious as it is compelling, author Jacky Colliss Harvey (herself a redhead) begins her exploration of red hair in prehistory and traces the redhead gene as it made its way out of Africa with the early human diaspora to its emergence under Northern skies. She goes on to explore red hair in the ancient world; the prejudice manifested against red hair across medieval Europe; red hair during the Renaissance as both an indicator of Jewishness during the Inquisition and the height of fashion in Protestant England, under the reign of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I; the modern age of art and literature, and the first positive symbols of red hair in children's characters; modern medicine and science and the genetic and chemical decoding of red hair; and finally, red hair in contemporary culture, from advertising and exploitation to "gingerism"and the new movement against bullying.

The Big Redhead Book

Author: Erin La Rosa
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250110527
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Humor

The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair is an inside look into one of the most elite societies in the world—the real two percent. Well, you know, the two percent of the world's population that are natural redheads, at least. This book has equal parts pop culture, ginger facts, and humorous stories about what it's like to actually have red hair. It's loaded with everything you'd ever want to know about us reds; how we're scientifically different from the norms (non-redheads), how we've been stereotyped in pop culture, and the do's and don'ts of having a red in your life, among other things! Whether you are a redhead, know a redhead, or are just an enthusiast, this book explores the realities, the myths, and where red hair actually originates (it’s not Ireland). Author Erin La Rosa not only delivers the facts, statistics, and undeniable realities of being a ginger, but she also weaves in her own personal and hilarious stories about being red. Being a redhead is not just a hair color, it’s a lifestyle—and this book is your own exclusive peek into that fabulous world. Some surprising facts about redheads that you will discover include: - The association between redheads and humor came from redheaded slaves in ancient Greece - There are over 30 leading or recurring redhead characters in Disney and Pixar films... that's a lot when you remember we're only two percent of the world's population! - Redhead women allegedly have more sex, more threesomes, and more orgasms than other women... or do they? Let's find out! - Some Egyptian rulers dyed their hair red to assert their power (looking at you, Cleopatra) - And redheads need more anesthesia at the dentist, because they're not going down without a fight

Red

Author: Jacky Colliss Harvey
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781925266580
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A New York Times bestseller, Red is the first book to explore the history of red hair and red-headedness throughout the world. With an obsessive fascination that is as contagious as it is compelling, Jacky Colliss Harvey explores red hair in the ancient world, the prejudice manifested against redheads across medieval Europe, and red hair during the Renaissance as both an indicator of Jewishness and the height of fashion in Protestant England, thanks to Elizabeth I. Colliss Harvey also examines depictions of red hair in art and literature, looks at modern medicine and the genetic decoding of redheads, and considers red hair in contemporary culture, from advertising to 'gingerism' and bullying. More than just a book for redheads, Red is a fascinating social and cultural celebration of a rich and mysterious genetic quirk.

My Life as a Redhead

Author: Jacky Colliss Harvey
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 031646449X
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Self-Help

Life as a redhead is different. Throughout the ages, redheads have been celebrated and vilified, portrayed as saints, goddesses, clowns, brutes, and prostitutes. No matter the stereotype, one thing is certain: Having red hair gets you noticed. For the owner of those flame-colored tresses, this attribute is both a blessing and a curse. One longs for a means of self-expression and solidarity with the similarly adorned. My Life as a Redhead is a guided journal in which to record thoughts, feelings, special events, and important decisions particular to the redheaded experience. Every page offers a new, creative, and thought-provoking exercise or activity to complete. With full-color artwork and original illustrations

A Field Guide to Redheads

Author: Elizabeth Graeber
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761189657
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Art

A unique and beautiful gift for the redhead in your life. A Field Guide to Redheads celebrates that rarest of creatures—people with red hair account for less than 2% of the population—in the most whimsical and irresistible way. Illustrated by Elizabeth Graeber, a redhead herself, this pretty little hardcover gift book presents a pantheon of 100 famous redheads, both real and fictional. Each page is a treat in how it surprises and pleases, acting as a field guide to every type of redhead, whether amber or auburn, ginger or strawberry: David Bowie and Rita Hayworth; Archie, Adele, and Axl Rose; Malcolm X, Sylvia Plath, and Yosemite Sam; Eric the Red, Louis C.K., Anne of Green Gables; Woody Woodpecker and Morris the Cat. Not to mention Napoleon, Shirley Temple, and those Raggedy Twins, Ann and Andy. If you are a redhead, celebrate your place among such distinguished company. If you love, or are loved by, a redhead, discover just how special the world is that you orbit.

The Redhead Handbook

Author: Cort Cass
Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
ISBN: 1587860112
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Family & Relationships

Redheads are a truly fascinating breed. Being a redhead is more than just a hair color -- it's a way of life. It's a calling card. It's... well, you'll have to buy this book if you want to find out more. THE REDHEAD HANDBOOK will help you navigate through all areas of redhead life, including: Where redheads originally came from Famous redheads in history Which celebrity redheads are real... ...and which are faking it The genetics of red hair Fashion and makeup tips The biggest myths about redheads And lots of interesting redhead facts Ever wondered what makes redheads so special? THE REDHEAD HANDBOOK answers this question and many more. For redheads and fans of redheads alike, this book will satisfy your endless curiosity about red hair. Put simply, The Redhead Handbook is the definitive guide to everything red.

How to Be a Redhead

Author: Adrienne Vendetti
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
ISBN: 9781624142178
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Essential Guide to Becoming Your Most Radiant, Redheaded You If you have red hair, you know it’s more than just a color—it’s a way of life that comes with its own challenges, like unique makeup needs, fashion questions and hair dilemmas. How to be a Redhead has the answers to all your redhead beauty questions, with specialized advice and tips for hair care, skincare, makeup, health and fashion. With this book, redheads get: - The best products, tools and tips to keep your hair stunning and your complexion clear - Easy step-by-step hairstyle tutorials - Tips for nourishing your sensitive skin throughout the year - Effortlessly cool day-to-night makeup looks - How to achieve the perfect red lip - Redhead fashion dos and don’ts - How to look and feel your best Written by redheads, sisters and starters of the Red Hair Revolution, Adrienne & Stephanie Vendetti, How to be a Redhead is packed full of all the inspiration and advice a redhead could ever want. With this must-have book, you’ll learn to rock your red head with confidence, grace and glowing beauty.

The Redhead Encyclopedia

Author:
Publisher: Stonecastle Literary Group
ISBN: 0964521601
Release Date: 1996-03-01
Genre: Redheads

For anyone wanting to know anything about redheads & red hair, this book is a complete reference source for redhead information, including historical & scientific facts, folklore, movie & book titles, songs, linguistics, interpretations, dialogue, proverbs, famous redheads, fictional redheads & other related trivia. THE REDHEAD ENCYCLOPEDIA was researched & compiled by Stephen Douglas, the founder of Redheads International, a worldwide organization that celebrates redheads & red hair. Mr. Douglas is the foremost expert on redhead information in the world, & is considered to be the person most responsible for the current trend towards red hair in fashion, as he has spent over 14 years promoting the special qualities of the redhead. He has been featured in thousands of radio, television, newspaper & magazine interviews, including "The Today Show," & "Good Morning America," all focusing on the redhead. THE REDHEAD ENCYCLOPEDIA also includes little-known redhead information, exclusive celebrity quotes, & out-of-the-way reference to stories about redheads. The book can be obtained by sending $22, which includes postage & handling, to: REDHEADS INTERNATIONAL, 537 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660. Bookstores: For information about STOP orders, call (714) 249-4411.

The Roots of Desire

Author: Marion Roach
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596918948
Release Date: 2008-12-11
Genre: History

Already in its sixth HARDCOVER printing, The Roots of Desire is a witty and entertaining investigation into the power, myth and meaning of red hair. Redheads have been worshipped, idealized, fetishized, feared, and condemned, leaving their mark on us and our culture. Such is the power of what is actually a genetic mutation, and in The Roots of Desire, Marion Roach takes a fascinating look at the science behind hair color and the roles redheads have played over time. A redhead herself, Roach brings candor and brilliant insight to the complicated and revealing history of redheads, making this a stand-out narrative and an essential tool in understanding the mechanics and phenomenon of red hair. A must-have for every redhead.

An Esoteric History of Red Hair

Author: N. R. Scott
Publisher:
ISBN: 1976809355
Release Date: 2018-01-30
Genre:

A history of red hair from ancient Greece and Egypt up until the modern era. From ancient quotes about the hair colour to its links to witches, vampires, royalty and religion. The book gives a comprehensive account of the many famous and interesting characters from history that possessed the hair colour, and also delves into some of the more esoteric ideas associated with it.

The Animal s Companion

Author: Jacky Colliss Harvey
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316466212
Release Date: 2019-04-02
Genre: Pets

A New York Times bestselling author's compelling portrait of the universal human need for animal companions-from dogs and cats to horses, birds, and snakes. In THE ANIMAL'S COMPANION, acclaimed author of Red: A History of the Redhead, Jacky Colliss Harvey turns her keen eye for cultural investigation and her remarkable story-telling skills to the history of animals as our companions in every-day life. It's a history that dates back as far as 26,000 years ago to a cave in France where anthropologists have since discovered evidence of a boy and his dog taking a walk together. From this point forward Colliss Harvey takes us on a sweeping journey through centuries and across continents to examine how our relationships with our pets have developed, but also stayed very much the same. Along the way she shares delightful stories of the most famous, endearing, and sometimes eccentric pet owners throughout history.

The Big Redhead Book

Author: Erin La Rosa
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250110527
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Humor

The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair is an inside look into one of the most elite societies in the world—the real two percent. Well, you know, the two percent of the world's population that are natural redheads, at least. This book has equal parts pop culture, ginger facts, and humorous stories about what it's like to actually have red hair. It's loaded with everything you'd ever want to know about us reds; how we're scientifically different from the norms (non-redheads), how we've been stereotyped in pop culture, and the do's and don'ts of having a red in your life, among other things! Whether you are a redhead, know a redhead, or are just an enthusiast, this book explores the realities, the myths, and where red hair actually originates (it’s not Ireland). Author Erin La Rosa not only delivers the facts, statistics, and undeniable realities of being a ginger, but she also weaves in her own personal and hilarious stories about being red. Being a redhead is not just a hair color, it’s a lifestyle—and this book is your own exclusive peek into that fabulous world. Some surprising facts about redheads that you will discover include: - The association between redheads and humor came from redheaded slaves in ancient Greece - There are over 30 leading or recurring redhead characters in Disney and Pixar films... that's a lot when you remember we're only two percent of the world's population! - Redhead women allegedly have more sex, more threesomes, and more orgasms than other women... or do they? Let's find out! - Some Egyptian rulers dyed their hair red to assert their power (looking at you, Cleopatra) - And redheads need more anesthesia at the dentist, because they're not going down without a fight

Beauty around the World A Cultural Encyclopedia

Author: Erin Kenny
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610699457
Release Date: 2017-06-30
Genre: Social Science

Taking the concept of beauty seriously, this encyclopedia examines how humanity has sought and continues to seek what is "beautiful" in a variety of cultural contexts, giving readers an understanding of how to look at beauty both intellectually and critically. • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to world beauty practices, from the earliest experiments in plastic surgery in 600 B.C. to contemporary practices • Gives readers a representative overview of beauty practices around the globe • Documents how from cosmetics to clothing, exercise to body modification, being beautiful is a goal worldwide • Identifies numerous authoritative sources of information for further research and reading

A History of Forgetting

Author: Caroline Adderson
Publisher: Biblioasis
ISBN: 9781771960229
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Fiction

Malcolm, an aging hairdresser, is reclusive and bitter. Alison, a salon apprentice, is dismissed by Malcolm for her embarrassing innocence. When their colleague is murdered by neo-Nazis, however, the two embark on an unplanned pilgrimage to Auschwitz. A moving and sharp-edged novel by the award-winning author of Ellen in Pieces.