My Beloved World


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A "searching and emotionally intimate memoir" ( The New York Times ) told with a candor never before undertaken by a sitting Justice. This "powerful defense of empathy" ( The Washington Post ) is destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery. The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. In this story of human triumph that "hums with hope and exhilaration" ( NPR ), she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project ...

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Jun 19, 2014

Excellent history and prediction

A wonderful story of the Puerto Rican and legal communities. While Ms Sotomayor says she is not predicting how she will act on the Supreme Court, it is amazing how often her Supreme Court dissents correspond well to passages and concerns in this autobiography.

Rita T

May 22, 2014

Fascinating and inspiring

Sonia Sotomayor, now a supreme court judge, tells her story from happy but impoverished childhood to her current position of respect and authority, dealing with severe diabetes along the way. The book reads well and moves right along till the last introspective chapter or two, when it bogs down in self-evaluation. But the childhood, student and early career chapters are entrancing.

stephanie o

Nov 7, 2013

very inspiring

Ms. Sotomayor's clear recollections of her childhood and young adulthood provide inspiration and show her energy and compassion. A slice of American history.

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