The book is a tribute to everyone who believes that America is great not because of the urge that some have to close her to foreigners but precisely because she continues to welcome them with open arms. The stories about the author's sojourn through America that are related in this book run the gamut. Here, you will find "the good, the bad, and the ugly," as the saying goes. But, instead of simply "wallowing in the mud," to use another American expression, or blame everyone who may have anything to do with getting him there, the author chooses to remain positive, pointing to his own experience as a sign of hope for Americans that they can enrich their lives by befriending internationals and for internationals that they can succeed in this land of endless possibilities. This book also offers an array tools, ranging from historical notes to cultural tidbits to practical advice, all given in the hope that by coming together we will be able to build a better nation upon a foundation of true understanding, the type that starts with a resolve to treat everyone the same no matter the color of their skin or their country of origin. It is this hope above all that motivated the author to write this book.