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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.
Anyone raised in the Bronx in the 60's, 70's can relate to Sonia. We have so many similarities, even to liking Bucky Dent from the Yankees. We have so much in common, it's refreshing.
I'm grateful a friend of mine ask me to read/listen to this book!
I told my friend thank you for my gift! I love it and I'm grateful!
I will share this gift with my four young adult daughters. I'm positive they will appreciate it as much as I do!
One day I hope to meet Sonia. I would love to give her the most loving and tightest hug!
But for now xoxoxo Sonia! My darling cousin regardless of blood! Que Dois te bendiga !!!!
Mildred Cox (Vazquez)
Associate Justice Sotomayor shares a rich story about her family, the village that supported her & the unlikely footpath that led to her position on the Supreme Court. Her big personality comes through in this memoir. It held my attention though at the end the story gives way to a bit of a professorial tone.
I read this after a recommendation from my grandparents, and was pleasantly surprised! I have recommended this to numerous others at this point. Think it's a hidden gem among autobiographies.
Childhood Diabetes... 'A" Student... Affirmative Action Scholarship...Hard Worker...Well Respected...Judicial Career Path.... BORING.
Thru the eyes of the poor and lower middle class this book is a joke. Her hardships are commonplace and hardly book worthy. The affirmative Action scholarship is the only reason she didn't go to a Junior College, or State University (like most of us). That changed EVERYTHING.
That being said. I think she is exceptionally smart and worked hard to earn her successes. (like most of us)