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Lise Funderburg went to Reed College and the Columbia University School of Journalism. Her latest book is the narrative nonfiction "Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home" (Free Press) -- a contemplation of life, death, and barbecue (not to mention filial duty, regionalism, and the impact of sprawl on rural communities). "Pig Candy" was chosen in 2012 as Drexel University's Freshman Read. Funderburg's first book was a collection of oral histories, "Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity," the first to explore the lives of adult children of black-white unions. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared widely: in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Nation, Garden Design, MORE, and many other publications. She teaches Creative Nonfiction Writing at The University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, and through the Creative Nonfiction Foundation Mentor Program.