An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery
by Michael Sidney Fosberg
Imagine discovering you are not the person you thought you were. That you have a family, a history, an ethnicity you never knew. How would this discovery impact your life, the lives of those around you, your vision of yourself and society?
Michael Fosberg grew up in a white working-class family outside of Chicago, raised by his biological mother and adoptive father. In his early thirties, his parents divorced, setting off a series of discoveries that shake his foundation, and force him to take a closer look at the person he thought he was. Armed with only a name and a city, he sets out to track down his biological father, stumbling upon him in a miraculous first phone call. During the call Michael learns “a couple of things I’m sure your mother never told you”
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Since 2001 writer-actor-director, Michael Fosberg has been traveling around the country performing his thought-provoking show for captivated audiences, afterward inviting them to discuss their thoughts on race and identity. Incognito has been performed at hundreds of arts venues, educational institutions, corporations and government agencies, including Northwestern University, the Sundance Institute, NASA, the Social Security Administration, the National Training Center for the US Army at Ft. Irwin, and the Black Academy of Arts & Letters. Michael has also been extensively interviewed in the media about issues of race on CNN, NPR, The Huffington Post, Ebony, The Tavis Smiley Show, WGN radio and countless others.
Selected as a finalist for the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book AwardsNext Generation
“Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking, Incognito is a riveting and revealing autobiography.”Kam Williams, Syndicated reviewer for 100+ media outlets
“Incognito is riveting.”The Huffington Post
“The book is a fascinating and multifaceted tale of discovery and developing relationships. Fosberg’s honest portrayal of finding what race means to him opens the door for everyone in our society to examine the same questions for themselves.”ForeWord Review
“This is a book that will have people of all backgrounds talking for some time.”Cyrus Webb, Conversations Book Club
“Incognito is the ultimate American story…this is one of those books that simply had to be written.”Dr. Larry Ross, Professor of Anthropology, Lincoln University
Yours is such a riveting story that speaks to identity, family, the complexity of the racial divide, and the struggle to find a home in two cultures. Thank you for sharing it with us.”Anita Baird, DHM, Archdiocese of Chicago, Office for Racial Justice
“A stunning new memoir released just in time for Black History Month.”The Chicago Sun-Times
“The best book anybody’s ever handed me…”Rick Kogan, WGN radio - Chicago
“This is one book that will take you on a ride you won’t forget!”Amazon top 50 reviewer