I haven't had a great deal of hope for our country's future in a long time because of the uncompromising polarity and uncivil discourse that currently exist in government. But I just finished reading My Beloved World and, at least for the moment, I'm hopeful. I'm honored to be a citizen of the same country that produced the remarkable, yet humble, Justice Sotomayor.
This was one of the best audiobooks I have listened to. (Others high on my list are: The Time of Our Lives by Tom Brokaw and the first volume of Mark Twain's autobiography.) The story is compelling, it was beautifully written, and Rita Moreno's performance is stunning. I frequently had to remind myself that I was not listening to the author.
As I often do with books I listen to and love, I will now have to either purchase the book-book or Kindle version. I want to be able to read and re-read the Epilogue when I find hope waning.
This book - and Justice Sotomayor - will stay with me for a long, long time.
This is a compelling book. A good, albeit ultimately sad, story is told along with many lessons for living a meaningful life. The fact that it's read by the author, Lee Lipsenthal, made it even a more powerful experience for me - especially knowing he died before the book was published. This book is a gift to anyone who reads it.
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