The Big Redhead Book

The Big Redhead Book : Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair

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The Big Redhead Book: Inside the Secret Society of Red Hair is your guide into one of the most elite societies in the world, letting you in on all of the top-secret things involving this rare part of our population. Equal parts pop culture book and humorous stories, this book serves as your tour through this exclusive club, covering famous redheads, redheads in bed, and redhead beauty, among other categories! 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 humour came from redheaded slaves in ancient Greece - There are over 30 leading or recurring redhead characters in Disney and Pixar films - Redhead women have more sex, more threesomes, and more orgasms than other women - Redheads have a temperature-detecting gene that makes them more sensitive to heat and cold - Redheads have a higher pain tolerance.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 184 x 210 x 22mm | 722g
  • Griffin Publishing
  • Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
  • California, United States
  • English
  • Includes over 100 color photographs, illustrations, lists, and charts throughout
  • 1250110521
  • 9781250110527
  • 2,019

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"The definitive redhead book." --CBS Chicago"Fascinating . . . [A] fun, trivia-filled tome." --LA Weekly"The Big Redhead Book tells the fascinating history, science, and culture of red hair. La Rosa's genuinely interesting ginger facts, coupled with her quick wit, will have you laughing out loud with redheads, not at them. It might even make you want to dye your hair." --HelloGiggles"Hilarious storyteller Erin la Rosa . . . uses photos, illustrations, lists and charts to deliver this rare and exclusive peek behind the curtains of red hair. . . . This book is so jam-packed with ginger goodness that it's surprising that you can actually close it. So whether you're a natural redhead or simply an admirer of them, take a nosey into the treasured world of red hair, ginger genetics and all the glorious quirks that come with being a redhead. Keep it on your coffee table, by your bedside, and in your heart." --Ginger Parrot"Our time has come. A glorious roller-disco of a romp through every redhead and every redhead moment in pop-culture today, and a ginger call to arms--startling, surprising, intriguing, revealing; sassy and brave, and funny with it. Buy a copy for your redhead friends; buy two for any redhead enemy." --Jacky Colliss Harvey, author of Red: A History of the Redhead"Smart, funny, original, fun to read . . . A great summer read, regardless of what color your hair is. A book you'll carry in your bag until you've read the last page, even if you don't usually read books. Erin La Rosa has achieved that rare fusion of insight and entertainment that we may not really need, but desperately want." --Gina B. Nahai, author of Cry of the Peacock, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, Sunday's Silence, and Caspian Rain"Who knew that living la vida roja was so special? After reading this witty and insightful book, I was close to pleading with my hairdresser to color my unexciting brunette locks a dazzling shade of red." --Delia Cabe, author of Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink"This is no book--it's a bible. . . . Erin's writing is witty, engaging and relevant. . . . If you're looking for a heavy dose of ginger pride, unbridled hilarity and a matchless redhead guide, get your hands on it!" --Redhead Inc."Perfect for my (former) fellow redheads! . . . It's all done with sharp wit and surrounded by interesting statistics and fun quotes from notable figures. . . . The entire book is clever, funny, and informative. Even if you're not a redhead and don't plan on becoming one anytime soon--it's still a good and enjoyable read." --Blondie Birdie "Our time has come. A glorious roller-disco of a romp through every redhead and every redhead moment in pop-culture today, and a ginger call to arms--startling, surprising, intriguing, revealing; sassy and brave, and funny with it. Buy a copy for your redhead friends; buy two for any redhead enemy." --Jacky Colliss Harvey, author of Red: A History of the Redhead"Smart, funny, original, fun to read . . . A great summer read, regardless of what color your hair is. A book you'll carry in your bag until you've read the last page, even if you don't usually read books. Erin La Rosa has achieved that rare fusion of insight and entertainment that we may not really need, but desperately want." --Gina B. Nahai, author of Cry of the Peacock, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, Sunday's Silence, and Caspian Rain"Who knew that living la vida roja was so special? After reading this witty and insightful book, I was close to pleading with my hairdresser to color my unexciting brunette locks a dazzling shade of red." --Delia Cabe, author of Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink "Smart, funny, original, fun to read . . . A great summer read, regardless of what color your hair is. A book you'll carry in your bag until you've read the last page, even if you don't usually read books. Erin La Rosa has achieved that rare fusion of insight and entertainment that we may not really need, but desperately want." --Gina B. Nahai, author of Cry of the Peacock, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, Sunday's Silence, and Caspian Rainshow more

About Erin La Rosa

ERIN LA ROSA is a writer living in Los Angeles. As a writer for BuzzFeed, she frequently writes about the perils and triumphs of being a redhead. Before BuzzFeed, Erin worked for the comedy websites Funny or Die and MadAtoms, as well as E!s Fashion Police, Wetpaint, and Ecorazzi. Erin has appeared on CNN, Headline News, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Today Show on behalf of BuzzFeed. She is the author of Womanskills and The Big Redhead Book.show more

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