Toward A Better Life (Prometheus Books, 390 pages,
October 2011) chronicles 120 years of the American
immigrant experience. In it the author interviews
America's new immigrants and offers their first-hand
stories told in their own words, from ordinary people
doing extraordinary things, to famous immigrants such as
the Von Trapp family (The Sound of Music), French chef
Jacques Pepin, musicians Emilio and Gloria Estefan and
the remarkable story of Cesar Millan ("The Dog Whisperer")
and his dramatic journey of crossing the Mexican border
to find freedom and, ultimately, success in America.