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The Resource The bald mermaid : a memoir, Sheila Bridges

The bald mermaid : a memoir, Sheila Bridges

Label
The bald mermaid : a memoir
Title
The bald mermaid
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Bridges
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The inspiring memoir of interior designer Sheila Bridges, The Bald Mermaid comprises engaging and deeply personal vignettes that explore questions of identity, femininity, race, success, and what it really means to have it all. After receiving degrees from two prestigious universities, Bridges became wildly successful in her career as an interior designer, designing homes for high-profile clients and even hosting her own television show. But when she lost her hair due to alopecia, she lost it all. This is her story of coming to terms with what success and happiness mean to her, realizing the cost of freedom, and understanding what it means to stay true to herself in the face of judgment, criticism, and expectation from family, friends, lovers, and strangers. Beautifully illustrated with personal photographs and images of Bridges' interior designs, The Bald Mermaid is a delightfully candid, insightful, and often humorous narrative of Bridges' ups and downs, and how she persevered to ultimately find the courage to be herself
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bridges, Sheila
Dewey number
747.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bridges, Sheila
  • Interior decorators
  • Baldness
  • African American women
Label
The bald mermaid : a memoir, Sheila Bridges
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lady sings the blues -- Bearded unicorn -- Tragic mulatto -- "Like no other store in the world" -- Degrees of asshole -- Fluffy clouds -- Merry Christmas -- The look -- Miami heat -- The cow jumped over the moon face -- Kentucky fried chicken -- The taste of baldness -- Wig theories -- The hair delicatessen -- Weave etiquette -- Mermaid school -- Miss Universe -- The cancer card -- Star Trek revisited -- Hell hath no fury -- Old MacBridges -- Girls, guys, guns -- Having it all -- Blue rondo à la Turk
Control code
1516891
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781938461057
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012951365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1516891
  • (OCoLC)822960157
Label
The bald mermaid : a memoir, Sheila Bridges
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lady sings the blues -- Bearded unicorn -- Tragic mulatto -- "Like no other store in the world" -- Degrees of asshole -- Fluffy clouds -- Merry Christmas -- The look -- Miami heat -- The cow jumped over the moon face -- Kentucky fried chicken -- The taste of baldness -- Wig theories -- The hair delicatessen -- Weave etiquette -- Mermaid school -- Miss Universe -- The cancer card -- Star Trek revisited -- Hell hath no fury -- Old MacBridges -- Girls, guys, guns -- Having it all -- Blue rondo à la Turk
Control code
1516891
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
345 pages
Isbn
9781938461057
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012951365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1516891
  • (OCoLC)822960157

Library Locations

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