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  1. says:

    i bought this book after seeing the author on Oprah's show on apple TV The moment it was delivered i could not put it down immigration has become such an important part of life and it is important to listen to a first hand account of what it is like The highs and lows of not having a social security number and forever bein

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    When her Mom was pregnant with her younger brother Julissa made what seemed to her a relatively reasonable offer A compromise She would not kill him but she would take him out and put him in the trash so he would be taken away Her Mom was no

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    I recently started this crazy workout plan where I do an hour of cardio every morning BEFORE my hour of weights So naturally extra brain stimulation was necessary on the Stairmaster to complement my summer bod p

  4. says:

    Great readread it in 3 sittings

  5. says:

    Such a powerful inspiring raw and candid book She shared the good bad and ugly I experienced all the emotions with this book had me laughing and ugly crying She never gave up on her American Dream and with dedication perseverance and ambition she achieved it I highly recommend this book to anyone you will truly be inspired ❤️

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    Thank you for taking me into this journey that I can only imagine taunted you for decades Your triumph is adrenaline to my fear I t

  7. says:

    Once I started this book I did not want to put it down It presents a true view of the immigration situation in the USA that I don't get from the current news It not only is an interesting story it is a must read

  8. says:

    amazing story what strength and perseverance

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What does an undocumented immigrant look like What kind of family must she come from How could she get into this country What is the true price she must pay to remain in the United StatesJulissa Arce knows firsthand that the most common preconceived answers to those uestions are sometimes far too simple and often just plain wrongOn the surface Arce's story sounds like a how to manual for achieving the American dream growing up in an apartment on the outskirts of San Antonio she worked tirelessly achieved academic excellence and landed a coveted job on Wall Street complete with a six figure salary The level of professional and financial. When her Mom was pregnant with her younger brother Julissa made what seemed to her a relatively reasonable offer A compromise She would not kill him but she would take him out and put him in the trash so he would be taken away Her Mom was not pleased Neither was Julissa As a teenager she snuck out to a friend s party a party that had to scatter when the police arrived In high school she rebelled a bit and dyed her hair red and pierced her tongue And she had crushes on guys that were completely wrong for her All while working really hard getting excellent grades battling emotional and physical ailments working to pay for her tuition and rent and supporting her family Her hard work paid off and Julissa landed a job as an analyst at Goldman Sachs straight out of college She eventually made VPThis story would have been impressive all by itself but for Julissa there was Julissa s parents brought her to the US when she was 11 Julissa s parents started a business selling silver and as most of their clients were American they lived for all intents and purposes in the US Julissa s Grandmother raised Julissa and her sisters in Mexico From the very beginning the somewhat rebellious Julissa worried her family and when she tried to give a Playboy magazine to a boy she had a crush on this at a strict Catholic school her parents decided to bring her to America They were determined that Julissa buckle down not get into trouble get a great education and career There would be no boyfriends or PlayboysAnd that part of it worked out Julissa was an amazing student one of the first students who was allowed to go to a Texas university under House Bill 1403 That in turn enabled her to become an executive at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch and then become a social advocate It allowed her to meet the man who became her best friend and husband and who even though their marriage failed helped her get her green card and then citizenship It enabled her to support her family and later to bring her little American born brother to America when the family grew worried about him It also made her into what we would now call a Dreamer It meant that Julissa didn t get a driving license until well into her 20s though she had been driving since she was a teenager She could not open a bank account She paid her tuition rent utilities everything in cash When she had to close down her food stand and find another way to make money she had to get a fake ID When she went out with friends she waited till someone else ordered beer and paid them back It was a precarious existence She made it anywayHer story at once so normal I recognized myself in her than once and so abnormal and yet always inspiring is definitely worth the read I say this even though she should in my opinion either left out the last several chapters altogether or cut them down considerably Those chapters deal not so much with her life but with The Issues and with how big a mess the immigration system is And don t get me wrong she makes good points She explains for example that it would take her 20 years to bring her 60 year old Mother over to the United States But that is not a story of her life It is a story of a broken immigration system and I read this book for her story So if I had one minor grumble about this book that s itOther than that though it is a well written book about a remarkable young woman I recommend it

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My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive

Ing at times heart wrenching but always inspirational personal story of struggle grief and ultimate redemption Arce takes listeners deep into the little understood world of a generation of undocumented immigrants in the United States today people who live next door sit in your classrooms work in the same office and may very well be your boss By opening up about the story of her successes her heartbreaks and her long fought journey to emerge from the shadows and become an American citizen Arce shows us the true cost of achieving the American dream from the perspective of a woman who had to scale unseen and unimaginable walls to get there. Thank you for taking me into this journey that I can only imagine taunted you for decades Your triumph is adrenaline to my fear I too am inspired to make a difference in others lives

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Success that she achieved was the very definition of the American dream But in this brave new memoir Arce digs deep to reveal the physical financial and emotional costs of the stunning secret that she like many other high achieving successful individuals in the United States had been forced to keep not only from her bosses but even from her closest friendsFrom the time she was brought to this country by her hardworking parents as a child Arce the scholarship winner the honors college graduate the young woman who climbed the ladder to become a vice president at Goldman Sachs had secretly lived as an undocumented immigrant In this surpris. I recently started this crazy workout plan where I do an hour of cardio every morning BEFORE my hour of weights So naturally extra brain stimulation was necessary on the Stairmaster to complement my summer bod pursuit Enter Julissa s bookThis 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 didWhat 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 deservesMy 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 disappointedPS I ve lost 10 lbs since reading My Underground American Dream No correlation just proud of my progress