Kissing Outside the Lines: A True Story of Love and Race and Happily Ever After
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.
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The book is written by a white woman who falls in love with a Korean man. Everything in their rel ...more
Second, I received this book as a wedding present since I, a white woman, married a Chinese American man.
While I originally saw my husband as "Asian," he no longer represents anything vaguely "foreign" to me. He is simply just a dude. So we got married in a civil ceremony, no big deal. It was good. But. But now I am thinking that I missed something here, and need to take a step back (or forward? ...more
Imagine my excitement when I learned about her book Kissing Outside the Lines. Diane Farr (who is ...more
Given my vested interest in the subject matter, I have a mammoth bias in reviewing her book. In fact, I am so deeply committed to e ...more
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Otherwise, this book was excellent, and I think she hit on a really important point: you can't say you have nothing against people from certain backgrounds if you're not cool with your child dating/marrying one of them. The stories of families shunning people because of their own racism was heart-br ...more
This may be a typical situation with marrying into first-generation Asian families, perhaps all first-generation families of any culture. She had many hurdles to overcome, but she also did a lot to win over her in-laws. I think she did way more than most people would bother with. She certainly did a lot of research into vario ...more
The book ended with their wedding and pregnancy ...more
This is mostly her personal story of romance overcoming cultural barriers (which in her case weren't near as significant as they could have been -- but I was still won over by details of how she integrated a Korean wedding ceremony and ...more
I also loved that she included photographs at the end of the book. I was reading the Kindle version and so did not know they were there until the very end. It was a very pleasan ...more
There were a few good stories about interracial couples but at one point I was more interested in her relationship than the others.
Being a bi-racial child this book brought up a lot of memories and encouraged me to have a deep talk with myself about the topics covered in this book. Since no matter who I marry, I will be marrying outside of my ethnicity. So this book bought up a lot of go ...more
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 w ...more