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Written by Angela NisselAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Angela Nissel

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
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  • Publisher: Villard
  • On Sale: January 30, 2006
  • Price: $12.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-48114-6 (0-345-48114-3)
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“Love has no color,” insist Angela Nissel’s parents, but does it have a clue? In this candid, funny, and poignant memoir, Angela recounts growing up biracial in Philadelphia–moving back and forth between black inner-city schools and white prep schools–where her racial ambiguity and doomed attempts to blend in dog her teen years. Once in college, Angela experiments with black activism (hoping to find clarity in extremism), capitalizes on her “exotic” look at a strip club, and ends up with a major case of the blues (aka, a racial identity problem). Yet Angela is never down for the count. After moving to Los Angeles, she discovers that being multiracial is anything but simple, especially in terms of dating and romance.


By turns a comedy of errors and a moving coming-of-age chronicle, Mixed traces one woman’s unforgettable journey to self-acceptance and belonging.