“The Big Redhead Book” is a great funny book, inspired by life as a person with red hair. It was a quick read, and enjoyable every step of the way. This is not a formula book with an overwhelming bunch of uninteresting facts just strung together to make readers think they are interesting; this information actually is interesting. And, I am not saying this just because I am a redhead. Well, maybe I am, but so what!
This book has many fun examples that reinforce society’s viewpoint about people with red hair, both those with natural red hair and those with “augmented” red hair. “Gingers” as redheads are sometimes called, are different from everyone else, and again, I am not saying this just because I am a redhead. There is science to back this up. Redheads are actually physically and genetically different from everyone else, thanks to the MC1R gene. This gene mutation means that redheads produce a protein called pheomelanin instead of melanin, and that makes that wonderful red hair color. Take THAT you disbelievers.
I received a copy of “The Big Redhead Book” from Erin La Rosa, St Martin’s Press, and NetGalley in exchange for my review. Seriously, this is an entertaining book to read, both for those with red hair and for those who know someone with red hair. But, be careful, you might just laugh out loud as you read.