Radio interview with Laviva Dakers.
Watch a delightful  Lori Stoll video 
about David and his children.

Read about the Marin family in the 
November, 2011 issue of Reader's Digest.

Buy the book: This is US on

Excerpted in Reader's Digest, worldwide
70 countries, 17 million copies in 21 languages.

Becoming a single parent, David Marin adopted
three Hispanic siblings abandoned by felons
in Santa Barbara County and stuck in the Social Services system. 

This is US is their story.

"The love is palpable; the prose throbs with life; 

the insights sparkle." Julia Alvarez
Best-selling author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

"This is US fills the world with the breath of hope." Jacquelyn Mitchard
Best-selling author of The Deep End of the Ocean (Oprah's first Book Club Selection)
and Second Nature: A Love Story

"Mr. a fantastic writer." NY Journal of Books

"David Marin's quest...brings new meaning 
to the phrase "against all odds." Jessica O'Dwyer
Author of Mamalita: An Adoption Memoir

"David Marin is wise, warm, funny, insightful, passionate, persistent, 
and occasionally (and justifiably) outraged." Richard Mahler
Author of Secrets of Becoming a Late Bloomer

"If every man could understand the heart-warming and life-changing truths 
David Marin so personally reveals in This is US, 
America would be a stronger country." Dr. Meg Meeker
Best-selling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

"I have written to anyone I find interesting and so far you are the 
realest person I know. You have spilled fingernail paint, called
your child Shrek, and adocted three kids. I find your story true
and entertaining. As your book drew to an end I was sad for
the story to end, but happy that I could reread it on my Nook.
I want you to know that I will always be a fan of yours
for all of the good you have done." 
T.J. 13 years old

In book stores now. 
paperback and Kindle

For an autographed copy, please email David at