Going Gray is Kreamer's exploration of that experience, and a frank, warm and funny investigation of aging as a female obsession. Through interviews, field experiments, and her own everywoman's chronicle, Kreamer probes the issues behind two of the biggest fears aging women face: Can I be sexually attractive as a gray-haired, middle-aged woman? and Will I be discriminated against in the work world? Her answers will surprise you.
In searching for the balance between attractiveness and authenticity, Kreamer's journey of middle-aging illiminates in a friendly, useful, and entertaining way the politics and personal costs of this generation's definition of "aging gracefully.
"Anne Kreamer delightfully explores the roots of our addiction to hair dye, teasing out the shades of gray among the strands of black and blond. But beyond its obsession with tresses (as it that weren't enough), Going Gray is a meditation on aging, sexuality, selfhood, and the very soul of a woman's life. It will inspire you take a long look in the mirror -- and make your hairstylist very, very afraid." -- Peggy Orenstien, author of Waiting For Daisy.