"A brilliant revelation of a story..."–Rolling Stone (Mexico)
“A novel of extraordinary sensitivity...it will move you more than you can imagine.”–El Mundo (Spain)
"Little by little, without our realizing it, this haunting book leads us to a jarring question: Can it be that first we simply are, and only later we think? Our heroine Karen Nieto responds with a resounding Yes! For whether or not we're aware of it, first and foremost we exist, and then we think." -- Alejandro González Iñárritu, Academy Award-nominated director of Babel and 21 Grams
“She’s stolen my heart. Rebellious, misunderstood, gifted. I can’t get her out of my head. An unforgettable tale about the freedom to be different.”
–Ana María Matute, winner of the Cervantes Prize (2010) and author of Celebration in the Northwest
"Gifted Mexican playwright and novelist Sabina Berman's Me, Who Dove Into the Heart of the World has won my heart, and will yours. This untamed, disarming wild child who sits on the beach of a Mexican fishing village, shouting at the sea, slowly learns to explore and fully inhabit her intensely felt universe. Karen Nieto, who progresses from inarticulate niece, to tuna boathand, scuba diver, college savant, marine ecologist, business tycoon, world traveler -- and, yes, even total failure -- offers her readers an unforgettable glimpse of the delights, the comedy and the heartbreak each of us ultimately experiences as we dive into the heart of the tenuous, ever-changing world."
--Laura Esquivel, author of Like Water for Chocolate