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)
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!