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
This book is a forthright memorial to the heart and soul of a human spirit of a brilliant non-pretentious Supreme Court Justice.
As a HISPANIC who is a retired attorney, I'm comfortable & confident that Justice Sotomayor will be one of the most grounded & intelligent Justices in the history of the Supreme Court. I think she has the potential, based in part on the my listening to My Beloved World, with her own style, to become as revered a Justice as Homes, Cardozo, John Marshall & Thurgood Marshall.
I've listened to many audiobooks, so this is hard to answer, but I'd have to put it in the top 10.
Her story made me smile, laugh and cry. Rita Moreno's reading was brilliant.
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.