About Atta Arghandiwal

Atta Arghandiwal was born in Afghanistan but left shortly after the Soviet invasion and became a refugee in Germany. Two weeks after his arrival in the US, he started work as a bank teller, and built a successful twenty-eight year career, eventually being promoted to senior vice president. He is the author of the award-winning memoir Lost Decency (The Untold Afghan Story) and recently published comprehensive resource guide called Immigrant Success Planning. Atta lives in Northern California with his wife and two children

Atta Arghandiwal’s Books

Lost Decency

IBPA Ben Franklin Award Silver Medalist Atta’s thrilling and inspiring story uncovers the truth about how his beloved and once-peaceful nation turned into one of the deadliest and most dangerous in the world. Every refugee’s story deserves to be heard, but many memoirs written by exiles represent the country’s more privileged classes with money and… [Read More]

Immigrant Success Planning

When Atta came to America, he found that many immigrant self-help books focused on just one or a few topics, while others were so complicated that they were discouraging rather than helpful. It took a lot of time to find the information he needed. So he created a condensed lifestyle guide for immigrants―a road map… [Read More]

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