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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.
©2016 Diane Guerrero (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Lindsay on 09-07-17

Important Story and Captivating Read

What did you love best about In the Country We Love?

What I loved best about In the Country We Love is Diane's honesty and bravery. Her story isn't an easy one to share yet she does so in a way that is captivating. Diane's life experiences are from from anything I've known, but I couldn't listen to this story fast enough.

What about Diane Guerrero’s performance did you like?

Diane's performance is animated and full of life. It was also great to her her story in her own voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

While I didn't have any extreme reactions to this book, I did get chocked up when Diane retells the story about how she ended up all alone in the United States, without her parents.

Any additional comments?

Fantastic read, especially in light of current affairs.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-13-16

In love with In the Country We Love

This book moved my emotions. There were so many moments I forced back tears. Diane narrated the book herself making it that much better & real!

Her struggles as a young girl in America with her immigrant parents shines a light on the pains many children of immigrants face today. She is the definition of resilience, bravery and I could not recommended this book more so buy it, you will not regret it. Its outstanding! I loved it.

Her struggles were not in vain and she is probably a better, stronger person in spite of them. This book is the voice of the often silenced child of immigrant parents. It is a compelling must read and I am blowen away by her story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elisabeth Mahase on 05-02-18

Yes Diane!

Incredible story, and it's great to hear it from Diane herself. Definitely worth a listen

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Kunde on 12-05-17

Hooked!

I loved this audiobook especially because it was narrated by Diane Guerrero herself. It had the right amount of humour, social commentary, and honesty (although I suppose it mighg be a bit triggering for people suffering with self harm issues). Of course we all choose the things we share and things we keep to ourself, but by sharing some of the pretty and the ugly times, thoughts and emotions, she created a multidimensional portrayal of herself that make me like her as a person even more and makes me excited to see what the future holds for her in terms of acting and her activism. All in all, i was hooked by this great read!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jenni on 02-10-17

Amazing to hear her tell her own story

What did you like most about In the Country We Love?

It was amazing to hear Guerrero tell her story in her own voice. She has a beautiful, modulated voice and you could hear her joy at her highs and her devastation at her lows.

What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Country We Love?

The image of young Diane scared and hiding under her parents' bed was a very powerful one.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The senior recital, when she really realised how much being on stage meant to her.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it would have been hard to digest in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

There were a lot of tense, difficult moments in the story along with some joyful ones.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karla on 01-29-17

Wow

Must read for all. This is a great story that needs to be heard for those throughout the world.

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