“This book is a work of creative nonfiction, rooted in11/19/2021, 7:16:16 PM
“This book is a work of creative nonfiction, rooted in careful reporting, translated poetry, shared by chosen family, and sometimes hard to read. Maybe you won’t like it. I didn’t write it for you to like it.” “I wanted to tell the stories of people who work as day laborers, housekeepers, construction workers, dog walkers, deliverymen, people who don’t inspire hashtags or T-Shirts, but I wanted to learn about them as the weirdos we all are outside of our jobs. “This book is for everybody who wants to step away from the buzzwords in immigration, the talking heads, the kids in graduation caps and gowns, and read about the people underground. Not heroes. Randoms. People. Characters.” “...it’s time to fuck some shit up.” From the introduction in the best nonfiction book of the year. This is the future of nonfiction, this book took that genre and flipped it right on its head in every revolutionary way. But the NBA judges couldn’t see that and I’m sad for them. I’m moving on forward by continuing to celebrate this book until I can’t no more and that’s on periodttttttt!!