Books and Beards

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The Silver Lake Public Library in Los Angeles will host a facial hair competition on December 20th.  The event, which is free to enter, will feature Jack Passion, author of The Facial Hair Handbook and reigning champion of the World Beard and Mustache Championships.

“The new event, which joins an increasingly crowded calendar of facial-hair face-offs around the country, will be awarding first-, second- and third-place prizes in six categories titled: Hipster, Best Fake, Most Scholarly, Most Outrageous, Go Big or Go Home and, the one that’s our favorite given the time of year, Santa Claus.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →