Kissing Outside the Lines by Diane Farr
A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After

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Diane Farr—Numb3rs star, Loveline veteran, and FunnyorDie.com 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 unapologetic—often hilarious—look 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 head—whether subtly or overtly—when 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 family—no matter what it looks like from the outside.

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

About Diane Farr

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Farr was first published at the age of eight when the Bakersfield Californian printed a sample of her poetry. She has spent most of her life with her nose in a book; sometimes reading, sometimes writing. When she comes up for air, she enjoys travel and theater. She is a published playwright and award-winning actress.
 
Published May 17, 2011 by Seal Press. 306 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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If a few of Farr's own problems don't seem terribly dire (her husband's aunts and uncles shunned her, but both of their immediate families were accepting), the trou-bles faced by some of the other five couples she profiles are painful tales of parental rejection and ma-nipulation.

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