Most single women have spent an evening doing Raw Cookie Dough Time (after theyve been dumped), and when theyre really desperate, have even dated men from The Recycling Bin (What did you hate about him? You dont remember). But for anyone needing a translation, or just a laugh, Diane Farr offers a whimsical guide to dating vernacular. Some well-known, some newly-minted, these are slang terms for the different stages of love and dating, for body parts and common sexual experiences, and for all the ways of making up and breaking up.
The Girl Code has been translated into seven languages and is sold in ten countries. Over 50,000 copies have been sold and it is still available on Amazon.com.
Farr’s hilarious, moving and thought-provoking memoir about the complexities of interracial love will hit books stores just as the Census results for this decade hit newspapers. Only her stories will tell the tale of the where America is not so “post-racial” – at home, particularly when it comes to love.
Farr goes to outrageous, often poignant, lengths to navigate dating, love and marriage outside her race – including sake bombers and hiring a “Korean coach”. Along the way she shares the stories of other multiracial couples who have made a similar leap and exposes the many ways prejudice rears it’s ugly head when you dare to love “outside the lines”.
Shades of America
COMING NEXT YEAR, Farr’s follow up to interracial dating will be a book on raising bi-racial kids. It details her experience as a mother and the advice she sought out from ten Americans around the country born between 1970 through 1985 who grew up straddling two or more races.