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Kissing Outside the Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After

Kissing Outside the Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After

by Diane Farr

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Diane Farr—Numb3rs star, Loveline veteran, and contributor—always took for granted that she could love anybody she chose. But when she, a white woman, fell in love with a Korean American man, she quickly learned a tough lesson: When it comes to navigating the landscape of interracial love in America today . . . you re going to step on some landmines.

At turns introspective and outrageous, Kissing Outside the Lines is Farr s unapologeticoften hilariouslook at the complexities of interracial/ethnic/religious/what-have-you love, told through the lens of her own experience of dating, marrying, and creating a family with someone from a race and culture different from her own. Along the way, she exposes the many ways in which prejudice rears its ugly headwhether subtly or overtlywhen you dare to love outside the lines, and she shares the stories of other multiracial couples from different corners of the U.S. who have made a similar leap.

Kissing Outside the Lines tackles love, family, and prejudice head-on. With sharp wit and deft humor, Farr confronts the fears and reservations that come with loving outside of one s race, and she emerges with a powerful message: Love is love and family is familyno matter what it looks like from the outside.

Kissing Outside the Lines also includes an 8-page black-and-white photo signature."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580053969
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Diane Farr is a television actress, TV and magazine writer, nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of The Girl Code: The Secret Language of Single Women. She's most known for her roles as the female lead on CBS’s Numb3rs, playing Megan Reeves, and as firefighter Laura Miles on the critically acclaimed FX series Rescue Me. Most recently, she had a recurring role playing Jill Robinson on Showtime's Californication. She contributes to Glamour, Esquire, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Jane, Self, and O magazine. Farr lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and three children.

Table of Contents


"We Always Hoped Our Daughter Would Not Marry Outside of Our Race" 9

Chapter 1 Euro Girl Falls for Korean Dude in California 17

Chapter 2 White Freshman Loves Black Senior in Pennsylvania 35

Chapter 3 A Crash Course in Korean Culture 47

Chapter 4 Evangelical White Chick Loves Hindu Indian Man in Maryland 65

Chapter 5 Meeting the Parents 83

Chapter 6 Mexican American Loves Palestinian Englishman in Illinois 101

Chapter 7 Getting Around Mine 121

Chapter 8 A Ringer on My Finger 131

Chapter 9 Nubian Fashionista Loves White Brother in New York 165

Chapter 10 They Will Not Be Judged for Me 187

Chapter 11 Israeli Jewess Loves Trinidadian Heathen in Washington 207

Chapter 12 A Korean Night + An American Night = A Quelled Fight 235

Chapter 13 Let's Take This Show on the Road! 255

Epilogue 273

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