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)
This book was for my mom's book club., and I thought why not? I couldn't stop listening once I stArted.
It is an amazing story of perseverance, family and humanity told with humor and humility.
The.book provides a glimpse into New York's Puerto Rican community that is fascinating, the hard work it takes to make a good life for one's family, as well as the personal story of what it takes to become a judge. It is a unique telling of the American Dream.
The narrator's (takes over a few minutes into the book) was an excellent choice for this story and the way it is written. The combination of her voice and story make you feel Ike you are personally watching the events unfold from the sidelines.
The reader did an excellent job.
Her account of interviewing college admissions officers was one of the most memorable to me.
No I have not hear her previously.
No, I liked hearing it in pieces.
This was an inspirational account of an American experience, but it was a balanced. I appreciated the generous spirit and kindness reflected in this account.
It was so nice to hear the relatable, real-world story of a true hero. She has come so far and achieved so much. The performance was excellent as well. Great book!
This was a beautiful story and a joy to listen to. I only wish I had been taking notes – there were some incredible quotes I would like to remember. I am so thankful that a woman like Sonya Sotomayor is on our Supreme Court.
I love to read and listen to books.
Awesome book, would love the honor of meeting this amazing woman. she is very driven and down to earth at the same time. Read it, you'll be glad you did.
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.