Hi Meltingpot Readers,
In case you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to — besides my usual combination of teaching, parenting and blogging — and you want to know how I’ll be spending the next two months of my life, I can now officially report that I’ll be writing the updated version of my first book, Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.
In all honesty, my co-author and I launched HairStoryOnline because we hoped to attract the attention of our publisher and convince them that it was worth our time and their money to publish an updated version of Hair Story, considering the original book came out in 2001. And guess what? It worked. Just in time for Black history month, that’s February 2014, a new, updated Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America will be hitting a store shelf near year. And it will finally be available as an e-book too. Yippie!
What this means for me is that for the next six weeks I’ll be furiously researching and writing about the last decade of Black hair excitement, that is the good, the bad and the ugly. Chris Rock, Don Imus, that cute Muppet. It’ll all be in there. If you have any suggestions as to what I absolutely must include in this new version of Hair Story, please leave a comment. As always, I’m totally listening. And if you’d like to add your voice to the book’s content, pop on over to HairStoryOnline and fill out our brief questionnaire about Black hair in American popular culture.
Peace & Happy Hair Grease!