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Nov 04, 2019
In this entertaining well written autobiography Sotomayor the first Hispanic appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court candidly recalls a tumultuous childhood growing up in a Bronx housing project during which time she was diagnosed with…
Oct 22, 2017nordicleather rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
This book was far too slow moving. Too much childhood & too much introspection. Does not reflect her public persona. I have seen her in person and she is more interesting than her book.
Jun 27, 2016red_dog_2447 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
It is an interesting and somewhat inspiring book.It starts off with the justice growing up in the projects and her eagerness to learn .She would go out of her way to go above and beyond with her education. and how the lessons she learned…
Aug 22, 2015EmilyEm rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
"The truth is that since childhood I had cultivated an existential independence. It came from perceiving the adults around me as unreliable, and without it I felt I wouldn't have survived. I cared deeply for everyone in my family, but in…
Mar 14, 2015rpavlacic rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
This was a surprisingly disappointing book. There should have been more about the judicial philosophy that drove her work as a state prosecutor, civil litigator and federal judge before she joined The Nine.
Jul 11, 2014lilypad_1 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
such an inspiring woman, very very interesting memoir of how to got to this point- can't wait til the next one with her thoughts on her days as a supreme court justice. kareng
Jun 27, 2014
[Update: 11/27/15: Three people murdered, and nine seriously injured, by mad gunman attacking a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs - - please see Sotomayor's vote below - - which is why we should all ignore the public…
Jun 18, 2014
I guess I'll be the only commenter to offer a disclaimer: if you worship corporate power to the exclusion of real people, read and love Sotomayor, who consistenly ruled in favor of the insurance companies, with only several exceptions…
Jun 18, 2014Hyggelig rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Fantastic book that I could relate to. Very colorful descriptions. I am glad she wrote upfront that her book ends @ x number years ago because her intent was to share her journey of not only as a child but thru a young adult perspective.
Jun 12, 2014MCLOWO4 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Very impressed by her candour and descriptions of how juvenile diabetes and her large and loving family influenced her to work so hard and become a Supreme Court justice.
May 30, 2014
In this entertaining well written autobiography filled with humor and love Sotomayor the first Hispanic appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court candidly recalls a tumultuous childhood growing up in a Bronx housing project during which time she…
Dec 26, 2013JeanieG rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
I read the first two chapters of this and was not impressed with the writing although the story of her life is very interesting. It is writing like many autobiographies of famous people who are not very good writers. It is the selection…
Nov 07, 2013amandamarie2234 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Sotomayor's story captivated me. Her internal motivation, even as she encountered obstacle after obstacle in her young life and career, was nothing short of inspiring. I was particularly invested in the early chapters about her childhood…
gracindaisy
Oct 11, 2013gracindaisy rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
As the first Hispanic & third woman appointed to the Supreme Court, Sotomayor’s path from the projects in the Bronx to Princeton, then Yale is a real American success story. Written in warm, engaging style, her journey is shaped by close…
Jane60201
Aug 29, 2013Jane60201 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
An excellent book. I learned so much about Sotomayors's life that I hadn't known.
LaughingOne
Aug 27, 2013LaughingOne rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is an excellent memoir about an amazing woman. The more I learned about her early life and the various hardships she faced, the more I admired her perseverence, her determination and will to succeed in whatever she chose to do. It…
Jun 18, 2013
"Born in a housing project in the South Bronx, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced her fair share of challenges from an early age: her father died of complications from alcoholism and she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.…
kjdeer
Jun 02, 2013
Fascinating woman. Fascinating story. Very well written.
Apr 09, 2013writermala rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
In August 2009, Sonia Sotomayor assumed the role of a judge in the U.S Supreme Court. She made history as the first Hispanic to occupy this privileged position. "My Beloved World is the story of Sonia's rise from her humble beginnings to…
Mar 15, 2013JCLMELODYK rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
What an incredible, brilliant woman. Child of Puerto Rican immigrants, alcoholic father, absentee mother and diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Sotomayor takes on the world bouyed by stratospheric intelligence, unbelievable work ethic and an…
Mar 13, 2013homebrewer33359 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
One of the most inspirational books I've ever read. As soon as I finished it I wanted to read it again, but had to return it to the library. So I bought it.
snelson466
Mar 01, 2013snelson466 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book. It's an inspiring story of a precocious child who grows up to hold a prestigious position in America in spite of her lack of acculturation into the more powerful segments of our society. I found her story to be not…
Feb 21, 2013savtadina rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I was very impressed with the book. The author does exactly what she sets out to do, to explain to the many people who have asked her what her background was that led her on her path. Many people asked how she has dealt with juvenile…
Jan 29, 2013sdelao rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Just saw Justice Sonia Sotomayor last night at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City presented by Kepler's Bookstore. She was interviewed by Belva Davis and I was really inspired by her story. Her memoir covers her youth and college years and…
Jan 25, 2013floy rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Whenever I've seen Sonia Sotomayor on C-Span, I've been much impressed with her. I'm sure if I met her, I'd like her very much and thus I'm much saddened to say that I was disappointed in this book. I was looking forward to hearing about…