I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for anyone interested not only in legal subjects, but also for anyone interested in current affairs. In it Justice Sotomayor candidly and with an appropriate balance of humility and deference to those who helped her along the way, gives an excellent picture of how a Supreme Court justice is "formed" by their experience (life and legal) and their training. She has engagingly demonstrated how her own hard work, the work ethic with which she was raised, and the extraordinary opportunities she was offered along the way (including many she didn't even know existed before they were offered to her) has made her the person who is now fit to judge significant issues of policy and law. She gratefully acknowledges the assistance she received from affirmative action and similar kinds of thinking by those with the ability to hire and help her, and demonstrates clearly and cogently why that was a good thing (rather than running from it as if it were an insult like one of her fellow Justices). Rita Moreno is an excellent narrator, and not surprisingly, seems to have the Justice's voice as she reads. Thoroughly enjoyable.
I enjoyed this book very much on a long car trip. I didn't have any of the troubles that other reviewers had with the reader's diction and style. Other than a few "again's" pronounced with a long "a" he read very well, particularly the vocal changes for the various characters. The plot is complex and engaging without being difficult to follow. It was a good companion for the trip.
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