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I'm Down - A Memoir

Mishna Wolff

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Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black. "He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esque sweater, gold chains and a Kangol-telling jokes like Redd Fox, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson. You couldn't tell my father he was white. Believe me, I tried," writes Wolff. And so from early childhood on, her father began his crusade to make his white daughter down. Unfortunately, Mishna didn't quite fit in with the neighborhood kids: she couldn't dance, she couldn't sing, she couldn't double dutch, and she was the worst player on her all-black basketball team. She was shy, uncool, and painfully white. 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. I'm Down is a hip, hysterical, and at the same time beautiful memoir that will have you howling with laughter, recommending it to friends and questioning what it means to be black and white in America.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

31:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

39:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:22