CBS News Contributor discusses her new book, Futureface
As the daughter of a Burmese mother and a white American father, Alex Wagner grew up thinking of herself as a “futureface”—an avatar of a mixed-race future when all races would merge into a brown singularity. Drawn into the wild world of ancestry, she wrote her first book, Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging, in which she embarks upon a quest around the world—and into her own DNA—to answer the ultimate questions of who she really is and where she belongs.
Alex Wagner is co-host of Showtime’s The Circus and a contributor to CBS News and The Atlantic. She was formerly the host of MSNBC’s Emmy-nominated Now with Alex Wagner. Alex will be joined in conversation with Minneapolis-based political columnist, culture critic, and host of With Friends Like These podcast, Ana Marie Cox.
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