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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.
I love the story, the richness of details and the well produce audio. I fully recommend to others and specially for young people to believes dreams could come true with hard work and solid values.
Thought provoking, this is a wonderful insight into the thinking & feelings of a brilliant & courageous woman. It caused me to recall special moments of awareness, my own agency, individual course of life. I learned much from Sotomayor's exploration & description of her complex life so far.
Her story is an inspiring one if you happen to be growing up poor or hispanic and aspire to the legal profession.
I can think of a few who would like it, but it is not particularly well written.
It was okay.
I love Rita Moreno as an actress, and it was a definite advantage to have her pronounce the Spanish words correctly -- something I could not have done in my head had I been reading it for myself. But because of the way this book was written, there was no room to display her usual fiery personality. Despite Sotomayor's incredible accomplishments, the telling of them was rather dull, a bit like a legal brief.
Oh yes, it comes to life in audio.
Sonia's utter honesty and remarkable memory about her life.
This book is one to savor and think over.
Everyone should read this book. You will get a glimpse of a life you will most likely never have. It's inspirational. Makes you want to do your best and try hard at whatever you do.
When Sonia decided at age 8 she had to learn to give herself the her own Insulin shots
Rita Moreno brought credibility to the Puerto Rican culture. She did an amazing job!
I made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me happy it made me excited.
Sonia Sotomayor, you are in inspiration
Personal, intelligent, powerful.
Sonia, of course. Her courage and determination to achieve and yet remain grounded in her own humanity. Her objective memories of her family and background. Her loving memory of her family while still being honest about their flaws.
There were many scenes I was very moved by. Very much enjoyed her relationship with her grandmother.
Yes, but I also wanted it keep it going as long as possible.
Rita Moreno did an exceptional job narrating and sometimes I forgot it was not Sonia.
This book represented a brilliant women's ability to succeed in an environment where women were not always welcome. She also overcame prejudice. This was a unique story and one I very much enjoyed.
When she talked of her father and her mothers success as a nurse
excellent. very soothing voice
I am an Accountant and an MBA Candidate. I like to listen to audio books when I am in traffic, at the gym or doing repetitive work.
I do not read a lot of biographies or autobiographies. I could not pass up a chance to learn more about our newest Supreme Court Justice however. I am so glad that I did. All at once, this audio book is educational, inspiring, entertaining and extremely human.
I completely relate to her journey of coming from humble beginnings to becoming a well-educated woman. I highly recommend this book.