Nappily Ever After

Nappily Ever After

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Baker & Taylor
Bored and restless with her life and relationships, Venus Johnson, a thirty-four-year-old African-American woman, discovers new strength and power when she decides to quit coaxing her hair straight and proudly adopts a natural hairstyle that forces her to confront her personal goals, dreams, and identity. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Venus Johnston has a great job, a beautiful home, and a loving live-in boyfriend named Clint, who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous doctor. She has a weekly beauty-parlor date with Tina, who keeps Venus's long, processed hair slick and straight. Ever since childhood, the tedious hours in the salon and the harsh, burning chemicals have grated on Venus, and increasingly she dreams of cutting off her beautiful "good" hair. When her boyfriend keeps balking at commitment, and the thought of another hour at the salon is just too much, Venus decides to give it up - all of it. She trades in the long hair for a dramatically short, natural cut and sends Clint packing. It's a bold declaration of independence - and one that has effects she never could have imagined. Reactions from friends and coworkers range from concern to contempt to outright condemnation. When Clint moves on and starts dating a voluptuous, long-haired beauty, Venus is forced to question what she really wants out of life. With wit, resilience, and a lot of determination, she finally learns what true happiness is...on her own terms.

Baker
& Taylor

Bored and restless with her life, thirty-four-year-old African American Venus Johnson discovers new strength and power when she decides to quit coaxing her hair straight and proudly adopts a natural hairstyle.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780609605837
0609605836
Branch Call Number: FICTION THOMAS
Characteristics: viii, 275 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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