Thursday, January 23, 2014
Genealogy Book - A Memoir
Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery
By: Michael Sidney Fosberg
2.5 out of 5
I thought the premise of this book was very interesting - being African American and not knowing until you were in your 30's. However, Fosberg is actually only 1/4 African American and states he "felt" it his entire children and others weren't surprised at that discovery either. He started living his life as though he was black (trying to walk the walk; talk the talk) and wanted everyone to know. I understand the feeling of being left out as a child, but believe that is because he is adopted not because he is a different ethnicity. Overall, I felt he was full of himself and actually didn't put African Americans in the best of light. I do think it is an achievement how he traced back his heritage and everyone should do that!