Piece Comment

Review of My Muslim Hairdresser

This is an interesting idea. It's a self-narrated story about a Muslim convert who cuts hair, but keeps her own hair covered. Self-narrated pieces, by their nature depend entirely on the strength of the subject. In this case, the speaker is not the most compelling. The piece suffers because of that, but it's still a slice of life that's worth hearing. I have a question though: The producer's intro is in the first-person so you are led to believe that this will be about the producer. But then the producer disappears and all you hear is the hairdresser. So why's the producer in there to begin with?