BOOK TALK: “A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves,” by New York Times Reporter Jason de Parle
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; REGISTRATION REQUIRED; LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE
Reporter, New York Times
Columbia Population Research Center (CPRC)
ABOUT THE EVENT
New York Times reporter Jason DeParle (bio) has written extensively about poverty and immigration. At this CPRC seminar, he will talk about his latest book, A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century (Penguin Random House, August 2019). Taking immersive journalism to a new level, DeParle spent three decades following an extended family of Filipinos migrants as a series of journeys lifted them from shantytown squalor in Manila to a middle-class life in Texas. The book chronicles the family’s saga while also providing a wide-angled analysis of migration’s global impact, from the billions of dollars migrants send home to the political shockwaves their travels unleash. Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted and our 2018 Austin lecturer says: “Intimate narratives entwine with sweeping, global accounts to produce one of the best books on immigration written in a generation.” The Washington Post listed it as one of the 10 best books of 2019.