‘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.
Humorist and former model Wolff details her childhood growing up in an all-black Seattle neighborhood with a white father who wanted to be black!
“An authentically funny, truly transcendent work that makes other, sorry-voiced memoirs by a certain more privileged class of writer pale-pun intended-by comparison… Wolff’s focus, and the sweet soul of this terrific book, was on being accepted by her streetwise, wiseass dad, whom she knew loved her-and whom she loved-unequivocally.” -Elle Magazine
“As she tells you at the outset of I’m Down, Mishna Wolff is all white-nothing remarkable, except that her way cool father, “Wolfy,” thinks he’s black (he’s not). What follows is a funny-melancholy coming of age memoir [in which] Mishna searches for identity in her broken home, her snobby, mostly white prep school, and-most restrictive of all-her longing heart.” -O Magazine
“And you thought you had a hard time fitting in when you were growing up? Try on Mishna Wolff’s bizarre childhood for size…I’m Down explodes racial and cultural stereotypes with self-deprecating wit, wry humor and keen observation.” -Janelle Brown, author of All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
“Hilarious and sometimes tragic, Mishna Wolff’s book is the expertly woven tale of a girl caught between two lives, two races, and two classes.” -Christian Lander, author of Stuff White People Like
US$16.29 Amazon. Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (May 26, 2009)