I really liked getting to know Justice Sotomayor a little. Her life is, and has been, very interesting. She managed to overcome a lot of obstacles a lesser person might have collapsed under. She is tremendously hard working and learned early to recognize her shortcomings and limitations and figure out a way to overcome them. Unlike many very successful people, she doesn't seem invested in being right all the time and therefore she sees what needs to be fixed and usually finds out a way to fix it.
The only reason I gave the performance a four star review instead of five is because I really liked hearing Justice Sotomayor's New York accent when she read the prologue. It sounded so earthy and real. Rita Moreno was good, but I wish she had used that New York accent instead of a neutral American accent.
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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.
As a teacher of high achool English language learners, I'm thrilled for the opportunity to suggest this book to American immigrants. ¡Todo es posible!
Rita Moreno did an amazing job telling the story! I cried because of how closely it relates to me as a New Yorker and the resiliency that she has demonstrated throughout! I can only hope for such single minded purpose in my life and career as well.
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.