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The Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning, And Sexual Power of Red Hair (Paperback)

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Marion Roach is the coauthor of Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers, which has recently been sold to HBO films, and Another Name for Madness, a memoir of coping with her mother’s Alzheimer’s. A commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, she has published in the New York Times Magazine, Prevention, Vogue, Newsday, Good Housekeeping, Discover, and American Health.

“A unique blend of personal and cultural history.”—Harper’s Bazaar

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.


Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
ISBN 9781582345901
Genre HISTORY / Social History
Format Paperback
Pages 244
Publisher Date 2006-07-11 00:00:00.0
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Copyright Year 2005
Height 7.75 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.45 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Myth, Meaning, And Sexual Power of Red Hair
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Roach, Marion

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