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

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Seal Press, May 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 280 pages
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Diane Farru"Numb3rs" star, "Loveline" veteran, and FunnyorDie.com contributorualways 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 . . . youOCOre going to step on some landmines.
At turns introspective and outrageous, "Kissing Outside the Lines" is FarrOCOs unapologeticuoften hilariousulook 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 headuwhether subtly or overtlyuwhen you dare to love ooutside the lines, OCO 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 oneOCOs race, and she emerges with a powerful message: Love is love and family is familyuno 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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Contents

We Always Hoped Our Daughter Would Not Marry Outside Of Our Race
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1 Euro Girl Falls For Korean Dude In California
17
2 White Freshman Loves Black Senior In Pennsylvania
35
3 A Crash Course In Korean Culture
47
4 Evangelical White Chick Loves Hindu Indian Man In Maryland
65
5 Meeting The Parents
83
6 Mexican American Loves Palestinian Englishman In Illinois
101
7 Getting Around Mine
121
10 They Will Not Be Judged For Me
187
11 Israeli Jewess Loves Trinidadian Heathen In Washington
207
12 A Korean Night + An American Night A Quelled Fight
235
13 Lets Take This Show On The Road
255
Epilogue
273
Acknowledgments
283
Notes
287
About the Author
289

8 A Ringer On My Finger
131
9 Nubian Fashionista Loves White Brother In New York
165

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About the author (2011)

Diane Farr is a television actress, TV and magazine writer, nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of The Girl Code. She is the female lead on CBS’s most-watched Friday night drama, Numb3rs, starred on the critically acclaimed FX series Rescue Me, and played a supporting role on Showtime's Californication in its third season; and she contributes to Glamour, Esquire, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Jane, Parents, Los Angeles, Gotham, Self, and O magazine.

Farr lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and three children.

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