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Blonde Like Me : The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture
Blonde Like Me The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture
Author: Natalia Ilyin
In this irreverent, unsparing, and witty look at our cultural obsession with blonde, Natalia Ilyin shows us that our apparently modern fixation has truly primeval roots. Highlighting cultural criticism with personal experience, she cites ancient myths, Hollywood iconography, and the daily assault of advertising to reveal why the allure of being ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780684852140
ISBN-10: 0684852144
Publication Date: 2/22/2000
Pages: 192
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3.1 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
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Firefly avatar reviewed Blonde Like Me : The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture on + 57 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Tried to read this one and just couldn't get into it. I gave it a few chapters, but just not my cup 'o tea, I guess. It seemed very superficial and just had no point, IMHO.
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rocky1 avatar reviewed Blonde Like Me : The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture on + 52 more book reviews
Blonde Like Me was a very interesting book, detailing about the different shades of blonde and how they affect the women who wear that shade. For example, who knew that the color of winter sunshine was called Apollo Blonde and that Apollo Blondes are a combination of business woman and change-the-world? Or that Summer Wheat blondes were the homemakers and keepers of the hearth?

I have to admit that there are sections of the book that are superficial and perhaps even silly, but if you are a blonde (or live with blondes...know blondes...have a morbid curiosity) then you may enjoy this book. For the record, I was blonde as a child (for all those who have read the book-you know where this fits in!) and reading the book allowed me to see the various "shades" I had been...an innocent blonde when I was 18 and I'm now now an Apollo Blonde at 29...amazing the changes we blondes go through!
reviewed Blonde Like Me : The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture on + 6 more book reviews
really good...makes you think a little more about being blonde=)
katzen0466 avatar reviewed Blonde Like Me : The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture on + 55 more book reviews
Light or dark, blondes inspire many emotions. This book covers all shades of blonde and why society is so fascinated with this particular color of hair. While I may have 'dirty dishwater' blonde now, I long for those light blonde days when I could have been considered an 'Innocent Blonde' although I do enjoy my mature 'Summer Wheat/Apollonian' designation now.


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