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by Erin La Rosa


The Big Redhead Book is an inside look into one of the most elite societies in the world—the real two percent. Well, you know, the two percent of the world’s population that are natural redheads, at least. This book has equal parts pop culture, ginger facts, and humorous stories about what it’s like to actually have red hair. It’s loaded with everything you’d ever want to know about us reds; how we’re scientifically different from the norms (non-redheads), how we’ve been stereotyped in pop culture, and the do’s and don’ts of having a red in your life, among other things!

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). 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, full of surprising facts like:

· There are over 30 leading or recurring redhead characters in Disney and Pixar films... that’s a lot when you remember we’re only two percent of the world’s population!

· Some Egyptian rulers dyed their hair red to assert their power (looking at you, Cleopatra)

· And redheads need more anesthesia at the dentist, because they’re not going down without a fight

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.

Praise for The Big Redhead Book:

“The definitive redhead book.” —CBS Chicago

“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