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Memoir: 'Mixed,' But Mixed Up No More

If a child's parents are of two races -- particularly if the mother is a former Black Panther member and the father is white -- growing up can be a unique experience. Writer Angela Nissel mines those experiences in her memoir, Mixed. Nissel is a writer and consulting producer for the NBC TV show Scrubs.

Mixed imparts so much humor and personality that Nissel may come across to readers as very well-adjusted. But her memoir also details the pressures and questions related to race that have helped shape her life.

A native of Philadelphia, Nissel is also the author of The Broke Diaries, a collection of online dairy entries she wrote when she was in college and broke.

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