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My Beloved World

Sotomayor, Sonia (eBook - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Beloved World
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Everybody Reads 2014, a community reading project of Multnomah County Library, is made possible by The Library Foundation with author appearance made possible by Literary Arts. Programming support also made possible in part by Portland State University, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Pamplin Media Group.
Authors: Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-
Title: My beloved world
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Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 315 p., [16] p. of plates) :,ill., ports
Statement of Responsibility: Sonia Sotomayor
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Contents: Needles
At home
Abuelita
Gilmar's goodbyes
Trips to Puerto Rico
Papi's death
El luto
Celina's story
Transformation
Diabetes, Nancy Drew, Perry Mason
Middle school
Transition to CSHS, first job
Co-op city / high school
Forensics club, Celina starts hostos
College dreams
Princeton
Abuelita's death
Puerto Rican identity
Pyne prize, graduation, wedding
Yale
Morgenthau recruiting
D.A.'s office : learning the ropes
Divorce
Found families
Child porn, Tarzan, Nelson's death
PRLDEF, pro bono
Pavia and Harcourt
Diabetes, personal growth
Judge
Summary: Everybody Reads 2014, a community reading project of Multnomah County Library, is made possible by The Library Foundation with author appearance made possible by Literary Arts. Programming support also made possible in part by Portland State University, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Pamplin Media Group.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 0307962164
9780307962164
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
Subject Headings: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women. bisacsh BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Lawyers & Judges. bisacsh BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. bisacsh United States. Supreme Court Officials and employees Biography Judges United States Biography Hispanic American women Biography Hispanic American judges Biography Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954-
Genre/Form: Downloadable ebook
Electronic books
Topical Term: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Women
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Lawyers & Judges
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
Judges
Hispanic American women
Hispanic American judges
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Sotomayor, Sonia, 1954- My beloved world. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 9780307594884 (DLC) 2012031797 (OCoLC)793578874
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Aug 31, 2014
  • Edgarmole rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This inspiring autobiography describes how Sonia Sotomayor grew up in a poor and troubled Puerto Rican-American family, and ended up going to Princeton and Yale. She is very open about her vulnerabilities and tells how she overcome obstacles through hard work and determination.

Jul 11, 2014
  • lilypad_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Sotomayor (along with Elena Kagan) voted with the rest of the Justices on the Supreme Court to ban any boundary areas surrounding abortion clinics, thereby allowing protesters to bother patients from just outside the door of the clinic. Again, I ask, these are supposed to be [in quotes} liberals?!?!?!?

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 when she was a junior member of a panel of judges and the lead judge favored the plaintiff against the corporation. Remember sheeple, OBEY AUTHORITY!

Jun 18, 2014
  • ashreni rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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, 2014
  • MCLOWO4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Dec 26, 2013
  • JeanieG rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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 for Everybody Reads and I had to return it, it could not be renewed.

Nov 07, 2013
  • amandamarie2234 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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 and family upbringing, though her reflections on her higher education and legal career (up to her appointment as Supreme Court Justice) are also insightful. Sotomayor's voice is grateful and honest and I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the people and events that have shaped her into who she is today-- though I was slightly disappointed that she doesn't let us in on any secrets of the Supreme Court!

Oct 11, 2013
  • gracindaisy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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 family members, invaluable mentors and a remarkable ability to learn from every opportunity presented to her. Inspiring read!

Aug 29, 2013
  • Jane60201 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An excellent book. I learned so much about Sotomayors's life that I hadn't known.

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Jul 18, 2013
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Mar 13, 2013
  • homebrewer33359 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" . . . I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with." --Sonia Sotomayor

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