Jason DeParle of The New York Times 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. His new book, A Good Provider is One Who Leaves, offers an intimate look at one family's transformation and a wide-angled analysis of migration's global impact, from the billions of dollars the migrants send home to the political shockwaves their travels unleash. Fareed Zakaria calls it "the best book on immigration I've read," and The Washington Post ranked it as a top ten book of the year. DeParle will discuss his experiences living with the family in the Manila slums, the challenges of immersion reporting, and what their extraordinary journey shows about the rise of global migration.
Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times, is a winner of the George Pol Award and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare.