Esmeralda Santiago lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and two children.
Translated into Spanish by Nina Torres-Vidal
"A courageous memoir...One witnesses the blessings, contradictions, and restraints of Puerto Rican culture." --The Washington Post Book World
"Richly evocative...[Santiago has] the skill to render the most minute details of her before and after lives." --The Los Angeles Times "Santiago writes with a flair for detail, humor, and complex emotion that draws readers into a delightful...if sometimes heart breaking, personal journey." --The Orlando Sentinel "A universal tale...made special by Santiago's simplicity and honesty." --Miami Herald