Angela Nissel

Angela Nissel

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Angela Nissel is author of the national best-selling comedic memoirs The Broke Diaries and Mixed. In addition to books, she is a co-executive producer and writer for NBC's medical sitcom Scrubs and executive producer of an in-development television project with Halle Berry and Vincent Cirricionne.

Angela was born a lower-middle class light-brown child in Philadelphia. She even stayed in that fair city for college, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in medical anthropology. That degree led to a stellar career as a temp for the IRS, a "melter" in a metalworking shop, and as a "sleep apnea auditor" working the 12AM to 8AM shift at a local hospital.

She later started a dotcom,, which is still alive and w...more

Average rating: 3.72 · 1,305 ratings · 218 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Broke Diaries: The Comp...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,019 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Mixed: My Life in Black and...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
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The Broke Diaries
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2001 — 2 editions
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“(Regarding check-cashing places):

It's hitting me how poor this really is: I'm standing in a long line to pay someone to give me my pay. So, technically, they get paid before I do, and it's my damn check.”
Angela Nissel, The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke

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