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For an undocumented immigrant, what is the true cost of the American Dream? Julissa Arce shares her story in a riveting memoir.

When she was 11 years old Julissa Arce left Mexico and came to the United States on a tourist visa to be reunited with her parents, who dreamed the journey would secure her a better life. When her visa expired at the age of 15, she became an undocumented immigrant. Thus began her underground existence, a decades long game of cat and mouse, tremendous family sacrifice, and fear of exposure. After the Texas Dream Act made a college degree possible, Julissa’s top grades and leadership positions landed her an internship at Goldman Sachs, which led to a full time position—one of the most coveted jobs on Wall Street. Soon she was a Vice President, a rare Hispanic woman in a sea of suits and ties, yet still guarding her “underground” secret. In telling her personal story of separation, grief, and ultimate redemption, Arce shifts the immigrant conversation, and changes the perception of what it means to be an undocumented immigrant.

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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.—Galan Nely, Entrepreneur and Producer
  • “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, New York times bestselling author of Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success

  • “A great, bright explosion of a book…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

  • “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: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess

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