Wednesday, May 10, 2017

First Wednesday Book Review: MY BELOVED WORLD, Sonia Sotomayor



What a terrific book. SCOTUS' Justice Sotomayor will charm you with the first incident in her memoir. As a very small child, she is diagnosed with diabetes and is forced to give herself shots. She is the most competent one in her family and this continues throughout this book. She comes from a poor family, gets only a mediocre secondary education, and still goes on to excel in ivy league schools.She manages to be modest and awe-inspiring at every turn. She is honest about the failure of her marriage. She recounts the times people asked her outright if her success was due to affirmative action. A wonderful book. A wonderful woman. Everyone in my book group loved this one. A rarity.

For more reviews see, Barrie Summy right here. 

11 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

I really respect her. Sounds as though this is a solid book to read, too.

George said...

Neil Gorsuch's memoir would tell a very different story.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I've read several good reviews of this one.

Linda McLaughlin said...

She is pretty amazing, isn't she?

David Cranmer said...

So much enjoy memoirs and biography. My kindle is loaded with them.

Yvette said...

I will want to read this one for sure.

Powell River Books said...

I should read more books like this. - Margy

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troutbirder said...

I've seen her interviewed on Charlie Rose. Fascinating life story and what a great sense of humor...;)

Barrie said...

Patti, great minds think alike! I reviewed a MG/YA biography of Sonia Sotomayer last month http://barriesummy.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-book-review-club-april-2017.html). What a remarkable and inspiring woman! I'll have to read this adult biography. Thank you for reviewing!

Sarah Laurence said...

Such an impressive woman! I think your the second or third to recommend this book to me and I can see why. I'm finally back home and catching up on the blog world.