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.

Red

Author: Jacky Colliss Harvey
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781579129965
Release Date: 2015-06-09
Genre: History

The brilliantly told, captivating history of red hair throughout the ages and across multiple disciplines, including science, religion, politics, feminism and sexuality, literature, and art The mere mention of red hair calls to mind vivid pictures. Stereotypes of redheaded women range from the funloving scatterbrain, like Lucille Ball, to the fiery-tempered vixen or the penitent prostitute (Mary Magdalene, for example, is almost always depicted as a redhead). Red-haired men are often associated with either the savage barbarian or the redheaded clown. But why is this so? Red: A History of the Redhead 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, author Jacky Colliss Harvey begins her quest in prehistory and traces the redhead gene as it made its way out of Africa with the early human diaspora, only to emerge under Northern skies. She goes on to explore red hair in the ancient world (from the Tarim mummies in China to the Islamic kingdom of the Khazars); 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, where it was made famous by the 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. More than a book for redheads, Red is the exploration of evolution and gene mutation, as well as a compelling social and cultural study of how prejudice and misconceptions of "other" evolve across centuries and continents and are handed down through generations and from one culture to another.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

The Redhead Plays Her Hand

Author: Alice Clayton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476741314
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Fiction

Grace’s star is on the rise with a new TV series, but then the director asks her to lose fifteen pounds. When she goes public with her struggles with weight, she suddenly develops a huge fan club of people who are happy to see a curvy actress speak up, and she becomes a flashpoint in society’s ongoing conversation about what’s beautiful and what Hollywood’s responsibility is to portray women of all shapes and sizes. Meanwhile, Jack is voted the Sexiest Man Alive and becomes a little too enamored with the star lifestyle. But while he can have anything he wants, he can’t have the one thing he really needs: a public relationship with Grace, which his manager says will hurt his career. When Jack begins to spiral downward into parties, booze, and Hollywood brat behavior, it’s time for Grace to set him straight—and maybe dare to walk the red carpet together, hand in hand.

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.

Death the Redheaded Woman

Author: Loretta Ross
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738745824
Release Date: 2015-02-08
Genre: Fiction

Next Up for Auction: Murder When auctioneer Wren Morgan begins cataloging the contents of the Campbell mansion, she’s unprepared to find something that can’t be appraised—a dead man. After the body turns out to be a criminal with ties to a recent jewel heist, Wren comes face-to-face with Death Bogart. A private eye and part-time bounty hunter, Death is searching for the stolen jewels needed to convict a murderer. Death finds a friend and willing ally in Wren, but they aren’t the only ones searching for treasure. Two ruthless men are also on the hunt, and they will do anything to eliminate the competition. To survive, Death and Wren must solve two mysteries spanning a century and a half and outwit a pair of cold-blooded killers. Praise: “Ross’ thoroughly entertaining debut combines smart details about the auction business with two engaging mysteries and a uniformly appealing cast. Fans of small-town cozies, especially those by Denise Swanson, will love this, as will mystery readers who double as thrift-store aficionados and followers of auction reality shows."—Booklist (starred review) “[A] winning debut."—Publishers Weekly "Fresh and enjoyable . . . a well-told story with appealing characters."—Mystery Scene “The witty sarcastic banter between the lead characters was charming and endearing."—RT Book Reviews "Ross' debut features a likable pair of sleuths, some local Missouri history and a nice little mystery."—Kirkus Reviews

The Rancher And The Redhead

Author: Allison Leigh
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781459267114
Release Date: 2011-07-15
Genre: Fiction

JUST WHAT THE RANCHER NEEDED… Rancher Matthew Clay was as solid as an oak, unmovable as granite. Until temporary housekeeper Jaimie Greene came to the Double-C. She was the queen of calamity—riskier than a Wyoming winter! And the feisty redhead's tempting innocence and sassy rebukes drove Matthew to sweet distraction. But experience had taught him that a tenderhearted city gal didn't belong on a remote cattle ranch…and that she wouldn't stay. Still, he'd never met a woman so determined to prove herself. Or one who loved the land the way he did. Was this confirmed bachelor suddenly ready to face his biggest challenge—love? MEN OF THE DOUBLE-C RANCH: Under the big, blue Wyoming sky, these five brothers discover true love.

Redheads

Author: Jonathan Moore
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
ISBN: 1619215705
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

A killer far worse than insane. Chris Wilcox has been searching for years, so he knows a few things about his wife’s killer. Cheryl Wilcox wasn’t the first. All the victims were redheads. All eaten alive and left within a mile of the ocean. The trail of death crosses the globe and spans decades. The cold trail catches fire when Chris and two other survivors find a trace of the killer's DNA. By hiring a cutting-edge lab to sequence it, they make a terrifying discovery. The killer is far more dangerous than they ever guessed. And now they’re being hunted by their own prey.

Love Saves the Day

Author: Tim Lawrence
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822385112
Release Date: 2004-01-12
Genre: Performing Arts

Opening with David Mancuso’s seminal “Love Saves the Day” Valentine’s party, Tim Lawrence tells the definitive story of American dance music culture in the 1970s—from its subterranean roots in NoHo and Hell’s Kitchen to its gaudy blossoming in midtown Manhattan to its wildfire transmission through America’s suburbs and urban hotspots such as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newark, and Miami. Tales of nocturnal journeys, radical music making, and polymorphous sexuality flow through the arteries of Love Saves the Day like hot liquid vinyl. They are interspersed with a detailed examination of the era’s most powerful djs, the venues in which they played, and the records they loved to spin—as well as the labels, musicians, vocalists, producers, remixers, party promoters, journalists, and dance crowds that fueled dance music’s tireless engine. Love Saves the Day includes material from over three hundred original interviews with the scene's most influential players, including David Mancuso, Nicky Siano, Tom Moulton, Loleatta Holloway, Giorgio Moroder, Francis Grasso, Frankie Knuckles, and Earl Young. It incorporates more than twenty special dj discographies—listing the favorite records of the most important spinners of the disco decade—and a more general discography cataloging some six hundred releases. Love Saves the Day also contains a unique collection of more than seventy rare photos.

My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother

Author: Patricia Polacco
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442443303
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

There's nothing worse than a rotten redheaded older brother who can do everything you can do better! Patricia's brother Richard could run the fastest, climb the highest, and spit the farthest and still smile his extra-rotten, greeny-toothed, weasel-eyed grin. But when little Patricia wishes on a shooting star that she could do something -- anything -- to show him up, she finds out just what wishes -- and rotten redheaded older brothers -- can really do.