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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Moves very slowly

In trying to make a political point the author dwells on her own personal life and is very repetitive - left me feeling frustrated that she made the book about politics and not how little she did with her success to help her own family.
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- Laura S.

Tone it down, lady! Geesh!

I appreciated the story, but the performance was annoyingly over-the-top. There were many times that I found myself rolling my eyes and thinking, "Good lord, lady. Tone it down. I understand what you're saying even without being so melodramatic." I would not recommend this book.
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- bigv797

Book Details

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