My Beloved World

My Beloved World

Audiobook CD - 2013
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The first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir.
"An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. She writes of her precarious childhood and the refuge she took with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. She describes her resolve as a young girl to become a lawyer, and how she made this dream become reality: valedictorian of her high school class, summa cum laude at Princeton, Yale Law, prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s office, private practice, federal district judge before the age of forty. She writes about her deeply valued mentors, about her failed marriage, about her cherished family of friends" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: [Westminister, Md.] : Books on Tape, p2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780307913128
0307913120
9780307913104
0307913104
Characteristics: 10 audio discs (12 hr. 28 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Additional Contributors: Moreno, Rita

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Sydney0800
Apr 04, 2016

I loved this audio book. Rita Moreno did a wonderful job reading Sonia's story. This book is very inspirational for all women of the world and for anyone interested in having a career. I am so pleased that I had the opportunity to hear her life's story. I do feel that Sonia was put here on earth to be "chosen" as a Supreme Court Justice.

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Novicia
Mar 21, 2016

Absolutely loved this book. The librarian recommended it, I had just started listening to audiobooks, while driving.
I love Rita Moreno's narration. Loved the relationship between Sonia and her grandmother because it' was so much like the one my grandmother and I had. Made me teary.
A must read.

PimaLib_MaryG Mar 16, 2016

I have fallen in love with Sonia Sotomayor! I started listening to this book for a book club, thoroughly expecting to be bored to tears. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Sotomayor is an engaging writer with a very moving story to tell. And Rita Moreno is an excellent reader.

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hmcgivney
Mar 02, 2014

What an amazing lady! Justice Sotomayor has overcome so much (language barrier, class struggles, racism and sexism) and done it with a humility that is awe inspiring. Her self-discipline, work ethic, and ability to reason her way through a problem, even from a young age, is astounding. Further, Sotomayor took the long view of her life and career, and always challenged herself to improve. I've truly relished this chance to learn about Justice Sotomayor. She's a wonderful role model

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uskestrel
Sep 29, 2013

While I enjoyed many of Sotomayor's stories, I found her ego and self-aggrandizement to be a bit tiresome, and I looked forward to the end of the book. I can see this book being helpful to young people planning to go a similar route with their careers.

bnotash70 Jul 14, 2013

Well written memoir of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Enjoyed her story

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sdelao
Jan 29, 2013

Can't wait to get the audiobook!

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