In the Country We Love

  • by Diane Guerrero, Michelle Burford
  • Narrated by Diane Guerrero
  • 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The star of Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country.
Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just 14 years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the US, Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.
In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told.
Written with best-selling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families like the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.

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Probably good if you are a fan

I generally like memoirs of people who had to endure hardships growing up. Last year, I read Undocumented: a Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (by Peralta), and I enjoyed that. That book felt authentic in a way that this did not. Something was missing in the Guerrero book. Maybe her co-author did too much writing, as many of the words and expressions did not ring true. I learned what happened to Diane Guerrero, but she never really came alive on the pages to me. It felt like this was written for an audience of young girls, and it was probably pretty effective for them. But I am an older man, and I got about 60% of the way through this and did not care enough to finish.
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- Mark

Informative and Heartbreaking

Learned a lot from this story about deportation and children left behind wen the parents are sent away, and was pretty surprised to find that our country would let these kids fall through the cracks. How disappointing! Did not like the narration at all, feeling it was way too over the top. Also, the story seemed a bit slow moving.
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- M. Ryder

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-03-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios