No soy de aquí ni de allá is a mantra for Puerto Ricans, who feel accepted neither here nor there and seek a place in society. In his inspiring autobiography, Not from Here, Not from There, Díaz tells the story of his struggles and triumphs as his perspective widened from the New York streets to law school classrooms and the halls of power in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Whether as a leader in economic development, a pioneer in court reform, or a champion of fair housing, Díaz never stropped advocating for others. He was happy to become the first Latino to “do something,” but he never wanted to be the last. This story of an outsider who worked his way to the inside offers powerful lessons on finding a place in the world by creating spaces where everyone is welcome.