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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Customer Reviews

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An important story for our time

Would you consider the audio edition of In the Country We Love to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed how Diane used her story to highlight all the problems with current beliefs around immigration (illegal or otherwise). It also came across as honest and down to earth.

Have you listened to any of Diane Guerrero’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to any other audio books by her but I do enjoy her in Orange is the New Black.

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- Paula


Such a moving, hearbreaking and inspiring book. i couldn't stop listening and I emphatized with Diane's struggle but I also admired her courage. Not only did she survive without her parents to guide and help her, she chose to share her story with us and bring awareness to both mental health and immigration, which is so important. I recognise much of myself in Diane and I was often in tears when she described all the things she overcame. It is by far the best book I've listened to in 2016. Thank you, Diane.
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- Camilla

Book Details

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