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Jim McUmber

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  • My Beloved World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sonia Sotomayor
    • Narrated By Rita Moreno
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (687)
    Performance
    (589)
    Story
    (599)

    The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

    Mrs. Pearle G. Mintz says: "A book so wonderful I can't wait until I share it"
    "Soft soap"
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    Performance
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    Would you try another book from Sonia Sotomayor and/or Rita Moreno?

    No.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rita Moreno?

    I felt the narrator's inflections treated this story as a child's fable instead of emphasizing the serious nature of the formative years of a supreme court justice. Perhaps the narrator could not have read this story in any other way because of the way the story was written.


    Any additional comments?

    Ms. Sotomayor overcame many economic and personal difficulties to rise to her position. It troubles me that the foundations set early in her childhood reflect on her interpretation of the law. I have no doubt that she is intellectually capable of interpreting the law. I question her tendency to look on the world in a way that acknowledges social condition as mostly negative and something that most be overcome in this country.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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