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

Diane Farr—Numb3rs superstar, Loveline veteran, and contributor—always took with no consideration that she might love anyone she selected. but if she, a white lady, fell in love with a Korean American guy, she speedy discovered a tricky lesson: by way of navigating the panorama of interracial love in the US at the present time . . . you’re going to step on a few landmines.

At turns introspective and outrageous, Kissing outdoor the Lines is Farr’s unapologetic—often hilarious—look on the complexities of interracial/ethnic/religious/what-have-you love, informed during the lens of her personal adventure of courting, marrying, and making a relatives with somebody from a race and tradition assorted from her personal. alongside the way in which, she exposes the various ways that prejudice rears its gruesome head—whether subtly or overtly—when you dare to like “outside the lines,” and he or she stocks the tales of alternative multiracial from diversified corners of the U.S. who've made an analogous leap.

Kissing outdoors the Lines tackles love, kin, and prejudice head-on. With sharp wit and deft humor, Farr confronts the fears and reservations that include loving outdoors of one’s race, and he or she emerges with a robust message: Love is love and family members is family—no subject what it feels like from the outside.

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Jennifer was once a freshman back, at Virginia Tech now, and Sonu was once “still” a senior there. Sonu stopped in a neighborhood bar and Jennifer was once bartending. They quickly learned they have been either townies who grew up during this small university city. I’ve been to this town—Blacksburg, Virginia—because Seung went to varsity there, too. and i've stayed at Jennifer and Sonu’s domestic with Seung. and that i comprehend their youngsters. I additionally recognize that my husband significantly admires Sonu’s relations simply because while he used to be in collage the Singhs have been the 1st immigrants Seung ever met who allowed their young children to be American.

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