Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, by Anne Kreamer

By Anne Kreamer

Anne Kreamer thought of herself a younger forty nine till a photograph of herself along with her teenage daughter stopped her in her tracks. in a single unguarded second she observed herself for what she relatively was once -- a middle-aged girl together with her hair dyed a lot too harshly. In that one second Kreamer learned that she wasn't fooling someone approximately her age and made up our minds it was once time to get genuine and embody a extra genuine lifestyles. She set out for herself a application to enable her hair turn into its precise colour, and alongside the way in which came across her precise self.

Going Gray is Kreamer's exploration of that have, and a frank, hot and humorous research of getting older as a feminine obsession. via interviews, box experiments, and her personal everywoman's chronicle, Kreamer probes the problems at the back of of the largest fears getting older girls face: Can I be sexually appealing as a gray-haired, middle-aged lady? and Will I be discriminated opposed to within the paintings world? Her solutions will shock you.

In trying to find the stability among recognition and authenticity, Kreamer's trip of middle-aging illiminates in a pleasant, worthy, and wonderful method the politics and private expenditures of this generation's definition of "aging gracefully.

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