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Download Epub í My Beloved World 302 pages ↠ Sonia sotomayor ß The first Latinx Puerto Rican and third woman appointed to the US 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 pRl 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 lifeWith only television characters for her professional role models and little understanding of what was involved she determined to become a lawyer a dream that would sustain her on an unlikely course from valedictorian of her hig The Hook Fourth Tuesday Book GroupThe Line – ”I wouldn’t get to see California until my second summer at law school I remember driving the freeways with palm trees in view and thinking of Gilmar among other friends I’ve lost touch with who may never know what memories they’ve left behind in my keeping” Sonia SotomayorThe Sinker – One thing I love about our library’s non fiction group is that it encourages me to read books I would never pick up on my own There are times when I am reluctant to read their choice but in the spirit of participation I do My initial thoughts regarding My Beloved World were that it would be “Boring” Nothing could have been farther from the truth nor as good as this turned out to be The group knows bestWho knows what I was expecting? What I got was a memoir that read like a conversation with an old friend over a cup of tea Sonia Sotomayor seems a sincere caring humble intelligent woman as you’d ever want to meet She explains right from the beginning that she chose memoir vs biography so she could capture her own reality of events in her life her memories not how others might have perceived them She covers her early years up to her confirmation as District Court for the Southern District of New York becoming the first Hispanic Federal Judge to serve in that role ”I have ventured to write intimately about my personal life than is customary for a member of the Supreme Court and with that candor comes a measure of vulnerability”She explains that the impetus for her memoir came from a uestion she was asked ”How much did I owe to having had a happy childhood?”This was difficult to answer as she really never saw her childhood in that light yet could understand how anyone seeing her today surrounded by her loving family would think this It took her many years many conversations many accomplishments to get to this place This is not to say that there were not happy memories mixed in with the darker experiences You immediately get a sense of the strength of Ms Sotomayor even as young as seven It is at this time that she is diagnosed with juvenile diabetes The very first day she is home she awakes to hearing her parents arguing about who will administer her insulin The fighting between them is nothing new but this time it is about her something she cannot bear She is determined to inject herself after learning to sterilize her own needles One less thing to cause strife in her home Ms Sotomayor shares so much with us her readers She takes us on a journey of her neighborhoods her family including her beloved Mami Papi Abuelita and brother Junior grade school her struggles the love and losses the challenges and triumphs Everything did not come easily but she acknowledges that she had some breaks that she was able to use to her own best interests She speaks to the issue of affirmative action and feels without it she might not have attended such a prestigious college as Princeton It was one thing to be admitted to Princeton but this did not allow her to rest on her laurels She worked hard for all her achievements One uestion raised at our group seems uite obvious and yet was not one I considered Would Sonia Sotomayor be where she today if she had not graduated from Princeton or Yale? The men in our group were adamant that she would not The women were confident that Ms Sotomayor had the persistence to go where she would Sonia Sotomayor is a woman to admire Her memoir is a must for anyone who counts books with strong women at its core as an addition to their reading list “But experience has taught me that you cannot value dreams according to the odds of their coming true Their real value is in stirring within us the will to aspire That will wherever it finally leads does at least move you forward And after a time you may recognize that the proper measure of success is not how much you've closed the distance to some far off goal but the uality of what you've done today”― Sonia Sotomayor My Beloved WorldAddendum something I forgot to mention but want this to be part of my commentsIt is my belief that Sonia Sotomayor made an effort to understand her own perception of her childhood by taking the risk of having honest conversations with her mother Celina The motherdaughter relationship seems one of the most complicated By allowing herself to hear stories of her mother's life she was able to see her mother in new light I feel this only made Sotomayor a stronger woman; one who could move forward with healing love and understanding

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H school class to the highest honors at Princeton Yale Law School the New York County District Attorney’s office private practice and appointment to the Federal District Court before the age of 40She speaks with warmth and candor about her invaluable mentors a failed marriage and the modern version of extended family she has created from cherished friends and their children Through her still astonished eyes America’s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this warm and honest book destined to become a classic of self invention and self discove I wish my younger self had read this book I believe it may had changed my life It was mostly written for the young generation for the first half of the book then it got into technical writing I amended my stars from 5 to 4 because I believe it did have flaws in the writing I didn’t feel that I really got to know her She left out a lot of her self like it was highly edited No you can’t say “that” kind of stuff She truly is a judge and didn’t share many opinions of her own All in all I did enjoy it

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My Beloved WorldThe first Latinx Puerto Rican and third woman appointed to the US 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 9 and a devoted but overburdened mother and of the refuge a little gi As the biography journey begins its final days I returned to yet another female Justice of the US Supreme Court I sought not only to learn about a strong woman but also one who will lay out a strong memoir to shape her rise to judicial prominence While some will remember my reviews of pieces by Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg during this biography binge they proved highly informative but lacked a true chronological build up and left me wanting Justice Sonia Sotomayor has written a strong historical piece that does what I have been seeking all along tapping into her youth and the hurdles she faced growing up both proving to be highly useful for the reader to better understand the woman who currently sits on the Court With a strong pre judicial focus the biography presents her arguments in a clear fashion that the curious reader may find useful to better understand Sonia Sotomayor as a woman and a legal heavyweight alikeBorn in the South Bronx Sotomayor opens by tackling two major struggles she faced as a young girl a diagnosis of Type 1 juvenile diabetes and a less that calm home life Her close knit family showered her with love even when money was scarce but an alcoholic father added strain to an already troublesome home Her Catholic school upbringing brought the fear of God and the nuns into the early narrative peppered with Sotomayor's passion to learn an obvious escape from the fighting at home It was only when she reached high school that Sotomayor found her niche through a teacher that took an academic interest in her This scholastic passion grew as Sotomayor gained admission into Princeton and eventually Yale Law School where she continued to excel These were the early 1970s and affirmative action was being bandied around Admission Offices across universities Sotomayor addresses this but makes a strong argument that her grades propelled her even if certain doors may have been left open a crack Of particular interest Sotomayor seems never too have forgotten her roots even during her Ivy League education Her continued success baffled her at times though she never forgot from whence she came reminding the reader of her extended family and treks back to the Bronx whenever she could Sotomayor also talks about a Hispanic Civil Rights Movement and how universities were a hotbed to begin cultivating new and exciting opportunities to foster respect for her cultural roots first within academic circles and then at a government level After graduation Sotomayor began a new round of struggles and adventures as she had to make a career out of her extensive education She turned to life as a trial lawyer where she was able to prosecute criminals of all types but also had epiphanies about the disparities of the legal system as a whole Sotomayor used this as another building block in her creation of a legal and judicial foundation striving to bring balance to a jaded and money fuelled system Tackling many cases Sotomayor had a larger goal to reach the bench and chose to enrich her life in private practice where she might be able to hone some of her strong civil law skills Many saw great possibilities for Sotomayor pushing her towards applying for consideration of the Senate's Judiciary Committee for a Federal District Court post In the waning chapters Sotomayor offers the reader some of the process involved therein and uickly ties up her narrative soon after her appointment A strong first piece in a well grounded memoir Sotomayor is sure to garner much interest by any who take the time to read what she has to offerSotomayor provides a strong foundation for the reader in this memoir by pulling on her upbringing education and personal struggles The narrative is not only clear and concise but flavoured with the power of hindsight and recollection synthesising events and ideas that might have been lost at the time of their emergence Presenting herself humbly Sotomayor allows the reader to judge for themselves as to what they think about this most accomplished woman While I would have liked a section dedicated to her ongoing judicial work Sotomayor admits in the forward that this would not be included One can speculate that she wanted to remain impartial while sitting on the bench but leaving the reader to wonder what might be in store in the second half of this telling memoir Honest and told from the heart without turning into a tell all Sotomayor invites the reader into some of her most personal struggles while staying true to all those who have helped her along the way Truly a woman of much power who has seen much in her life Sonia Sotomayor is a role model for many who know the power of determinationKudos Justice Sotomayor for sharing so much about yourself I came into this with such little knowledge about you and the life you led but leave with much respect and a list of uestionsLikehate the review? 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