ABOUT JEAN GUERRERO
Jean Guerrero is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda. Her first book, Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir, won a PEN Literary Award. Her writing is featured in The Best American Essays 2019. She is an Emmy-winning border reporter, contributing to NPR, the PBS NewsHour and more. Months before Trump’s family separations captured national attention, her reporting on the practice was cited by members of Congress. She started her career at the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires as a foreign correspondent in Mexico and Central America, trekking through mountains with coffee smugglers, opium poppy producers and more. She was 2019 “Journalist of the Year” (Society for Professional Journalists, San Diego) and one of the California Chicano News Media Association’s most influential Latina journalists in the region.
“In her devastatingly beautiful memoir . . . she tracks her father through his lineage of mystics; his shadowy past; and his years of obsession ... and even brilliance.”
-The National Book Review
"Crux is everything I want in a memoir ... Jean Guerrero has a poet’s lyrical sense, a journalist’s dogged devotion to truth, and a fast and far-reaching mind."
-Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart
"The genius of Guerrero’s exquisite creation lies beyond her lyrical descriptions, and visceral phrases ... What truly makes this book extraordinary is the careful layering and connections ... the kind of memoir that seems to redefine the genre."
-Los Angeles Review of Books
WHY TIJUANA'S TUNNEL PEOPLE TAKE THE RISK
Jean Guerrero reports from the storm drains of Tijuana.