The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a ...Show synopsisThe first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. Here is the story of a precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine) and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge a little girl took from the turmoil at home with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes that the precocious Sonia recognized she must ultimately depend on herself. She would learn to give herself the insulin shots she needed to survive and soon imagined a path to a different life.Hide synopsis
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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.
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.
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