My Beloved World is up there in my top five or six audiobooks, along with Angle of Repose; Tim Robbins's The Great Gatsby; Code Name Verity; and Crossing to Safety. I didn't want it to end.
I love Sonia's spirit, her perseverance in spite of all the obstacles she had as a child. I feel as if I really know her - and that's rare for a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. I appreciate that.
Rita Moreno does a fabulous job. I have not heard any of her other readings.
I am so glad Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. I cannot imagine a better choice! Her story is so inspiring, I want every kid to read My Beloved World or listen to it.
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I don't see how anyone could not like Sonia Sotomayor's book. She comes through as a compassionate, brave, brilliant, empathic, diplomatic, and so great a role model for girls, women, and the disenfranchised of any kind. And the performance by Rita Moreno, with its lovely Spanish pronunciations, is a pleasure to hear. Buy it, give it as a gift, and be glad we've got her on the Court.
It's told so candidly that I feel I am right there living the events with everyone involved.
Maya Angelous' books. Native Son. Black Like Me. Other books that give an intimate portrait of a person from a different culture & background from my own.
Yes, it made me laugh & cry, as I vicariously experienced the life events of Sotomayor and her family & friends.
As a teacher of high achool English language learners, I'm thrilled for the opportunity to suggest this book to American immigrants. ¡Todo es posible!
Rita Moreno did an amazing job telling the story! I cried because of how closely it relates to me as a New Yorker and the resiliency that she has demonstrated throughout! I can only hope for such single minded purpose in my life and career as well.
I have both the Kindle and Audible version so I can say that I greatly preferred the audio version. Having someone flawlessly pronounce Spanish names and poetry definitely helped make it feel more real.
This is not really an applicable question for an autobiographical work. I chose this book because I admired Justice Sotomayor; this book made me feel like, if we met, I would have a lot of fun with her.
The Spanish pronunciations and recitations definitely helped. I studied a bit of Spanish but my accent has always been terrible.
It was definitely hard to put down once I got started. I found myself almost looking forward to my daily commute.
Yes. This was a remarkable story of a woman who grew up in the Bronx projects and through a loving family and hard work made it to Princeton, to law school, and eventually to the Supreme Court. While the memoir does not deal with her life on the Supreme Court, which is totally appropriate, it gives a textured view of her personal life and some glimpses into her professional life. Justice Sotomayor was surprisingly revealing about her personal life. Rita Moreno did a wonderful job of narrating, including bringing authenticity to the Spanish language passages