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.
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)