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Kissing Outside the Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 10, 2011

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“As a journalist I found the reach of Diane's book inspiring and important, but as a wife to someone of a different ethnic background—it was like therapy with laughter. A must-read for all Americans.”
—Lisa Ling, Oprah correspondent and author of Somewhere Inside

“Just because genetic admixture enhances the health of a population doesn't mean it is easy for the human beings who choose to build mixed families to create a sane healthy environment for the children of these unions who themselves must venture in to a world colored by the ancient cultural values of their parents' families and the prejudices of the present day. Diane Farr creates a smart, fun but unblemished look at this reality from the perspective of a woman who has been one of these courageous souls and lives this challenge daily.”
—Dr. Drew Pinsky, MD, Celebrity Rehab

“Farr has three kids and still found time to write a pee-yourself funny examination of inter-racial love. I hate her.”
—Julie Bowen, actress, Modern Family

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Press; 1 edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580053904
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580053907
  • ASIN: B005UVS844
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,040,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Bookbin on May 10, 2011
Format: Hardcover
When it comes to love within our families we are unafraid to say who's right and who isn't. And though often those determinations are cloaked in the pretense of other concerns, under close scrutiny we know them for what they are - prejudice.

That's why this is such a needed book; a candid exploration of multi-ethnic/racial/religious/what-have-you love from an author who has fought her way from one side of the debate to the other. Though inter-racial love is hardly a novel phenomenon, the complexities that arise through cultural differences over the full course of a relationship have never been examined with as much detail or entertainment as they are here. As Farr stumbles her way through love, marriage, and childrearing she consults a wide spectrum of bi-racial/ethnic/religious couples and children to help inform and inspire her decisions. Those stories are woven into her own narrative such that by the end of the book, one husband and three children later, we have not only the personal story of an American woman, but also the story of America itself in the 21st century.

A truly eye opening and still much needed discussion on the state of race relations. But also hilarious!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Aries4 on June 16, 2011
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As a white Hispanic married to a Korean-American (born in the US to Korean parents), I related with a lot of the fears and concerns expressed by Farr. I feel lucky that my husband's family and my own never expressed (overtly or not) any concerns about our relationship-in fact, they were extremely happy for us. But we still get the odd look/stare when we are out and about, or when strangers see our beautiful mixed son, who happens to look more like his father, and wonder if I am the nanny (and this is in the DC area!). It was so amazing to hear about other couples whose courage, love and determination were what pulled them through in crazy times. Plus her sarcastic and hilarious tone made this book so easy to read, I had to recommend it to my friends. I look forward to her next book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By MadBrooke on May 27, 2011
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My cousin sent me this book because she worked with Diane Farr in the entertainment field and because I dated a Japanese man for two years who did not introduce me to his family!! I eventually broke up with this man, even though he denied that his parents had a problem with me not being Asian/being African-American and two years later he finally admitted he had the same conversations in his home that Diane talks about in the book. The book was both so hard and so joyful for me to read. To know I was not crazy for all the feelings I had and to know I was not alone and to know that someone had literally wrote a playbook on how to deal with this stuff! Diane's book is a wonderful read, that is so needed for our generation (I'm 26) if we want to do things differently in the future. I love this book and can't recommend it high enough. It's a perfect ten.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Lee on July 9, 2011
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I used to read voraciously when I was young and now that I've transitioned into the adult world... finding books that resonate with me and not just my wild imagination is hard to do. This book did just that and made me laugh, cry, get angry, and cheer for these amazing men and women who have fought the good fight for love.

I was able to really sink into this book as a white woman about to marry a Korean man and it was a quick and engaging read. I had only one complaint... the Epilogue got a bit wordy in the middle but is worth pushing through because the closing left me beaming!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By elizabeth - on May 16, 2011
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Diane Farr has accomplished the impossible - teaching an unbelievably important lesson to the masses, while entertaining the hell out of them. People who are set in their ways and beliefs, who normally wouldn't open their eyes to a different view, will WANT to read this for the humor, and by the time they are done, they will be shocked at what they have realized about society, as well as themselves. By sharing intimate details of her personal experiences, Diane makes a taboo subject truly relatable. Brilliant.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Usni on October 24, 2013
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The book is about actress Diane Farr meeting, getting engaged to and marrying Seung Yong, a Korean-American. As you could've guessed there is conflict, particularly from Seung's side of the family. It generally hits the right amount of drama and lighthearted moments and Diane is predictably great at recounting these moments between her and Seung's family.

However I am sorry to say I didn't enjoy the interludes where Diane interviewed other interractial couples (whom she got in contact with from her friends). While I can understand why she felt the need to include these I just felt like it detracted from the far more interesting story of Diane's romance with Seung. I also wished that Seung's POV could've somehow be included in this memoir. Being a asian male myself I would've liked to have known his feelings on dating a white woman (a actress no less) considering all the stereotypes about asian men in America.

Finally I didn't like the cover as I felt it didn't convey what the book was about. Why not a nice photo of Diane and Seung on the cover.

Overall though I enjoyed the book and hope Diane writes another one, maybe about raising interracial kids?
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