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Mishna Wolff - Bestselling Author & Humorist - I”m Down - a memoir

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So what does it mean to be “black” or “white” in America today? Is it something that can really be defined? And, if so, what exactly would those racially-defining characteristics be? Mishna Wolff, a former model and a humorist tackles this question with humor, intelligence and style in her national bestselling book, I’m Down. It is essentially the story of Mishna’s childhood growing up in a poor black neighborhood as a white girl being raised by her single white father who truly believed he was black. “He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosbyesqe sweater, gold chains, and a Kangol - telling jokes like Redd Foxx, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson.” Unfortunately, she didn’t quite fit in with the neighborhood kids: she couldn’t dance, she couldn’t sing, and she was the worst player on her all-black basketball team. And yet when she was suddenly sent to a rich white school, she found she was too “black” to fit in with her white classmates. Mishna and I will be discussing her memoir I’m Down - a hilarious look at what it means to be black and white in America! Please call 347.327.9995 on Tuesday August 17th from 10-11am U.S. CT to join Mishna and I live on the air with your questions and personal stories.