DescriptionA fierce, beautiful, and unflinching memoir from a wildly talented debut author While growing up in housing projects in Puerto Rico and Miami Beach, Jaquira Diaz found herself caught between extremes: as her family split apart and her mother battled schizophrenia, she was surrounded by the love of her friends; as she longed for a family and home, she found instead a life upended by violence. From her own struggles with depression and sexual assault to Puerto Rico's history of colonialism, Ordinary Girls vibrates with music and lyricism. Diaz triumphantly maps a way out of despair toward love and hope to become her version of the girl she always wanted to be.
October 29, 2019
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About the Author
Jaquira Diaz was born in Puerto Rico. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, the Guardian, the Fader, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and has been included in The Best American Essays 2016. She lives in Miami Beach with her partner, the writer Lars Horn.
Almarie Guerra is a bilingual actor and voiceover artist based in Los Angeles. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the United States, she grew up reading incredible Latin American literature and developed a love for spoken word. Her professional experiences include audiobooks, theatre, commercials, television, and film, and she enjoys sharing her passion with listeners from all over the world. Her most important skill is being able to do a proper cartwheel.