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My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive Hardcover – September 13, 2016
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A great, bright explosion of a book. A 21st-century David Copperfield with its utterly lovable, wildly imperfect heroine; a plot packed with incident; a few villains and many, many heroes. There are as many miracles as disasters, and no place to catch your breath. The reader will cheer and then be sad-and will learn much about the lives of young immigrants in America.―Donald E. Graham, Former Chairman and Publisher of The Washington Post
Arce takes us on a breathtaking climb to the highest pinnacles of Wall Street while holding fast to a deep secret. The path to her success at Goldman Sachs is certainly inspiring. But it is the telling of her story with humor, grace and insight that is the real achievement.―Lisa Endlich, author of New York Times bestseller Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success
There are so many moments in Julissa's journey that numbed my body and transported me fully into her harrowing experience. Her story broke my heart and then made it jump for joy.―America Ferrera, actor, producer
A heart-rendering testament to the resiliency and determination of one woman who dared to dream. It crosses borders - literally and metaphorically.―Turney Duff, New York Times bestselling author of The Buy Side
Julissa Arce's story is a must read. The twist and turns of her life keep you on the edge of your seat. She lives with a secret that could destroy her life every day, while rising through the ranks of Wall Street. You will cry and you will be inspired with the will of a woman who embodies the real American Dream.―Nely Galán, Entrepreneur and Producer
About the Author
JULISSA ARCE is a writer, speaker, and social-justice advocate. She is the cofounder and chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program that assists immigrant students, regardless of their immigration status, ethnicity, or national origin. Julissa is also a board member for the National Immigration Law Center and for College Spring. Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street, working at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
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This is not a book I would typically buy--because I have the literary interests of a teenage girl--but when I read she was a fellow Texan, I had to give it a try. I'm so glad I did!
What I like most about this book is the author's honesty. She does not paint herself to be the picture of perfection, nor does she shy away from revealing the mistakes she made along her incredible journey. Julissa is a real person, with real faults, navigating the harsh reality of a frustrating immigration system. Family, friends, faith, federal law, she talks about it all, explaining how these forces healed, hurt, and helped her rise to the level of success she so rightfully deserves.
My (Underground) American Dream takes you past the "problem" of immigration and introduces you to the PEOPLE of immigration. If you want a deeper understanding of why "aliens" don't just "get in line," you need to read this book. You need to leave your comfort zone and the desensitizing statistics of CNN reports and FOX News debates. Go underground, where the real story is lived by millions of PEOPLE every day, and let Julissa tell you her version. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
PS: I've lost 10 lbs. since reading My (Underground) American Dream. No correlation--just proud of my progress ;)