Absolutely. This is a compelling listen. Sonia Sotomayor tells her story with such honesty and candor.
When Sonia Sotomayor described her initial lengthy stay in the hospital (after her diagnosis of diabetes) and it culminated in her outburst into tears, at which moment, her usually occupied-with-work mother deftly intervenes with a definitive and commanding "Alright, that's enough!" to the hospital staff. I saw that moment as pivotal. It told me, "Yes, my mother is here for me and yes, she loves me."
I liked the quality of her voice and her diction. I liked that she didn't overemphasize the Spanish words with a heavy Latin accent. She pronounced each word, English and Spanish, with equal precision, authenticity, and clarity.
It made me laugh and cry, but most notably, it made me feel warm inside and it made me feel connected to the author; so in that way, I found it to be tremendously inspiring. I am taking the inspiration that no matter the circumstances into which you are born, you can climb out of it. Yes, it's possible!
I loved that Sonia Sotomayor opened the book with her own voice! That was a like icing on a cake.
No, I love both forms. The print version has beautiful photos. I love that.
The personalization of the characters. Doris Kearns Goodwin really knows how to bring those characters into your home. It was wonderful. I feel like I know Presidents Roosevelt and Taft and their wives personally.
The description of Roosevelt and Taft walking together along the streets of Washington, DC. Both men are physically distinct, and for some reason, I found that scene amusing and beautifully memorable - a picture of a great friendship.
at the very top
The Secrets of Mental Math because of the truly infectious enthusiasm that both professors bring to their lectures.
Yes. It is the conversational style of the language used that makes this audio edition so appealing and effective. It was like having a meaningful and purposeful conversation with a respected and collegial friend.
The research and documentation that was done to support the claims presented, particularly strong was the personal encounters, e.g. actually attending a Tony Robbins seminar, one-on-one interviews with real time students at HBS, etc.
No, I have not.
That there exists and Asian-dominated city in California that boasts SAT scores of 20% higher than the national average.
I loved it! I thoroughly enjoyed every spoken word and will be listening to it over and over again.
It is one of the best audios I've listened to.
Lucia's vocal variety, pace, and clarity in pronunciation is excellent. I would recommend this listening to learners of Spanish at any level.
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