An American Family

  • by Khizr Khan
  • Narrated by Khizr Khan
  • 11 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This inspiring memoir by the Gold Star parent and captivating DNC speaker is the story of one family's pursuit of the American dream and why - especially in these tumultuous times - we must not be afraid to step forward for what we believe in when it matters most.
An American Family is an intensely personal story about the nature of true patriotism and what it's like to risk everything you know for the promise of a 226-year-old piece of parchment. As Khizr Khan traces his remarkable journey - from humble beginnings on a poultry farm in Pakistan to obtaining a degree from Harvard Law School and raising a family in America - he shows what it means to leave the limitations of one's country behind for the best values and promises of another. He also tells the story of the Khans' middle child, US Army Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed while protecting his base camp in Iraq, and the ways in which their undying pride in him and his sacrifice have helped them endure the deepest despair a parent can know.
The book is a stark depiction of what an American looks like, what being a nation of immigrants really means, and what it is to live - rather than simply to pay lip service to - our ideals.


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This book has renewed my faith in humanity. I enjoyed reading Mr. Khan’s journey from his homeland to America. His truth about what makes him patriot, his family sacrifice, and his positive spirit is what makes America great. I believe that this book gives a wonderful insight into the journey of immigrants to this wonderful land call America. I am inspired by his positive spirit, and his faith in the American Constitution.
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- Ruth Brann

Want to understand patriotism? READ THIS BOOK

Mr Khan tells the quintessential American story in his own voice and with riveting conviction. His exemplary character and patriotism resounds in every word and his finely crafted narrative is so intensely personal that it pierces the heart. Take this journey with him, and you will rejoice in your patriotism, be reminded of the cost of freedom, and long after his parting words be inspired to look inside your own heart.
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- Chris Ison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2017
  • Publisher: Random House Audio