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Bald: How I Slowly Learned to Not Hate Having No Hair (And You Can Too) (Hardback)
  • Bald: How I Slowly Learned to Not Hate Having No Hair (And You Can Too) (Hardback)

Bald: How I Slowly Learned to Not Hate Having No Hair (And You Can Too) (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages
Published: 25/04/2024
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Waterstones Says

The author of Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals delivers a wonderfully witty and relatable book about the perils and traumas of male hair-loss, deftly using his own experiences to help others go bald with dignity.

This is a guide to life in the club that nobody wants to join.

Nobody chooses to be bald. Nobody wants to look into the mirror and be confronted with an absence. Nobody gains any comfort from having a slightly better idea of what their skull looks like.

Stuart Heritage has been bald for two years. But before he accepted the inevitable, he spent a number of years ineptly trying to conceal this fact with an array of expensive treatments and terrible haircuts. Can a man go bald with dignity? Maybe. But can a man go bald with more dignity than Stuart Heritage? Oh good god yes, and this book is his attempt to make that happen for you.

Part-manual-part-tantrum, this is a self-deprecating, funny and genuinely helpful guide to being bald: what really happens, why it matters and how to feel much less crap about it.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781800818569
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 182 x 116 x 24 mm
Edition: Main


Going bald can scramble a man's self-esteem and leave those around them walking on eggshells. Stuart Heritage reveals the unvarnished truth about his own hair loss - and how he learnt to survive it - Sunday Times

It's excellent and should be read by vaguely vain men of all hair types including none - Simon Usborne

Speaking as a man who is getting too rapidly acquainted with the contours of my own skull, this book was a genuine tonic. And a very funny read. - Nathan Filer, author of 'This Book Will Change Your Mind About Mental Health'

Cards on the table, I'm not a bald man yet ... [and] Heritage fills me with renewed confidence about my future - Hugo Rifkind, Times Radio

Very very funny [and] LOL-packed while also quite poignant and weird ... all things I like a lot in a book - Jessica Dettmann, author of 'How to Be Second Best'

Stuart's head is made for baldness - Larry David

The funniest imaginable version of a grief memoir ... Heritage does what he does best: he lays on the laughs. Happily, all the wry self-deprecation packed into an appropriately thin volume serves a grander goal ... Heritage gives sensitivity scores to things people say to balding men. Managing to brilliantly unpack male vanity and insecurity, Bald stands ready to hold the hand of any vulnerable man who might otherwise fall into a pit of despair on the internet ... I'll never hear 'you have a nice-shaped head' the same way again - Guardian Book of the Day

I love Stuart's constantly visible skull - Robyn Wilder, author (and Stuart’s wife)

Praise for Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals - :

Laugh-out-loud - i Paper

No one writes about the incidentals and the characteristics of British life better than Stuart Heritage - Dolly Alderton

The funniest book I've read this year ... Superb - Will Storr

Praise for Don't Be a Dick, Pete - :

Really funny and crazy - Bob Odenkirk

Almost unfairly funny - Hadley Freeman

I loved it so much I read it in one fell swoop. Fantatically funny but also so touching - India Knight

The funniest book of the year - Cosmopolitan

Hilarious ... a touching take on modern masculinity and family - Grazia

This is (very, very) funny, but it's also a story about brothers and families and home, and it's as warm as it is rude - Stylist

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“Funny, Thoughtful & Brilliant”

Before I start this review, I need to be honest and let you know that in the words of Stuart Heritage - I am a hair person. I am very aware that I am not the target audience of this book but that has not stopped me... More

Hardback edition
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“Honest and direct”

One of the best non-fiction books I’ve read so far this year. I like to read a range of genres and this interested me, as there does seem to be a stigma attached to the whole concept of losing your hair, but various... More

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