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Me, My Hair and I - Boston and Miami Book Fair

Hair-obsessed readers, please join Hallie Ephron, Elizabeth Searle and me, Monday November 16 at 7pm Newtonville Books, Newton, MA.There may be a drawing for a hair-related gift basket involved.

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And if you're headed to the Miami Book Fair, four of us will be on a panel,Saturday, Nov. 21, at noon. Details click here:


Hair: A Cultural ExplorationSaturday, November 21 @ 12:00 pm|
FreeADD TO SCHEDULE Have a good-hair day with Hallie Ephron, Ru Freeman, and Marita Golden — contributors to Me, My Hair, and I: Twenty-seven Women Untangle an Obsession, edited and moderated by Elizabeth Benedict, the anthology that proves what every woman knows — many things in life matter more than hair, but few bring as much pleasure as a really great hairdo.





Great Silver Hair Story from a Reader

I was delighted to receive this story from a reader in response to my call for stories about going gray, or as we say around here, silver. Got one you want on this blog? It can be with or without your name - entirely your choice. Email me at info@ElizabethBenedict.com and I'll consider it. 

In the meantime, here's one I really identify with - especially all the ambivalence - should I, shouldn't I? Thanks for sharing with us!


"I am a 37 year old brunette who has never colored my hair. Prior to having any grays, I never thought my hair was my best feature, so I didn’t want to spend the time/money in the salon coloring it. It simply wasn’t a big deal to me.
"As a few silver strands started showing up like obnoxious runway lights in an otherwise calm night,  I thought, “hmm.” About that time, a (male) colleague of mine gave me Anne Kreamer’s book [Going Gray]. Upon reading it, I resolutely decided to not color my hair and wrote her a fan letter (my first. She responded!…