“This riveting, brave memoir must be necessary studying for each American.”  Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling creator of The New Jim Crow

“l cried studying this guide, understanding extra absolutely what my folks persisted.” —Amy Tan, New York Times bestselling creator of The Pleasure Success Club and Where the Previous Begins

“This guide couldn’t be extra well timed and extra essential.” Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling creator of What Is the What and The Monk of Mokha

Pulitzer-Prize successful journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, referred to as “probably the most well-known undocumented immigrant in The usa,” tackles one of the most defining problems with our time on this explosive and deeply non-public name to palms.

“This isn’t a guide in regards to the politics of immigration. This guide––at its center––isn’t approximately immigration in any respect. This guide is set homelessness, no longer in a conventional feel, however within the unsettled, unmoored mental state that undocumented immigrants like myself in finding ourselves in. This guide is set mendacity and being compelled to misinform get through; approximately passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; approximately households, protecting them in combination, and having to make new ones whilst you’ll be able to’t. This guide is set continuously hiding from the federal government and, within the procedure, hiding from ourselves. This guide is set what it method not to have a house.

After 25 years of residing illegally in a rustic that doesn’t believe me certainly one of its personal, this guide is the nearest factor I’ve to freedom.”

—Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America