Going Gray

How to Embrace Your Authentic Self with Grace and Style
By Anne Kreamer (Trade Paperback, 2009)
When 49-year-old Anne Kreamer saw a horrifying photo of her harshly dyed brown hair, she realized she wasn't kidding anyone. So she set out a plan: over the next few months she would give up her weekly visits to the salon and let her hair go its natural way. The result is Going Gray: an exploration of that experience and a frank, funny, and unflinchingly wise investigation of aging today. Through interviews, experiments, and surprising personal acounts, Kreamer probes the issues behind two of the biggest fears mature women face: Can I be sexually attractive as a gray-haired middle-aged woman? and Will I be discriminated against in the work world? In searching for the balance between attrectiveness and authenticity, Kreamer offers an entertaining and valuable look at the politics and personal costs of our definition of "aging gracefully."
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316166621

    • On Sale Date: 01/07/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Electronic Book

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When 49-year-old Anne Kreamer saw a horrifying photo of her harshly dyed brown hair, she realized she wasn't kidding anyone. So she set out a plan: over the next few months she would give up her weekly visits to the salon and let her hair go its natural way. The result is Going Gray: an exploration of that experience and a frank, funny, and unflinchingly wise investigation of aging today. Through interviews, experiments, and surprising personal acounts, Kreamer probes the issues behind two of the biggest fears mature women face: Can I be sexually attractive as a gray-haired middle-aged woman? and Will I be discriminated against in the work world? In searching for the balance between attrectiveness and authenticity, Kreamer offers an entertaining and valuable look at the politics and personal costs of our definition of "aging gracefully."

Anne Kreamer is the former executive vice-president and worldwide creative director of Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, and a co-founder of SPY magazine. She currently writes a monthly column for Martha Stewart Living and is a former columnist for Fast Company. Kreamer lives in Brooklyn with her husband, novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen, and her two daughters.
  • "Like Nora Ephron with her bestselling I Feel Bad About My Neck, Kreamer's book probes the taboo topic of aging in America, a culture that traditionally deifies youth." (USA Today).

  • "Concise, entertaining, and thoughtful. . . . To read Anne Kreamer's GOING GRAY is to enjoy that comfortable illusion that you are chatting with a friend." (Chicago Tribune).

  • "A gusto read...the book's subject-how and why an entire generation of women got hoodwinked into believing that dying one's hair equals forever youth-is just too good a conversation to ignore." (AARP Magazine).

  • "Kreamer, the 51-year-old married mother of two teen girls, is now on a mission to let women know that going gray has some significant benefits: more time, more money, and even more 'winks' in the world of online dating." (Newsweek.com).

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Going Gray
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.99 CAN
  • Pages: 240
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316166621
  • On Sale Date: 01/07/2009
Going Gray