WHO: Sonia Sotomayor
WHAT: MY BELOVED WORLD
Published by Knopf January 16, 2013
Author tour to Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC
“An intimate and honest look at an extraordinary life.
“When Sotomayor joined the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009, she made history as the first Hispanic on the high court. She’d also achieved the highest dream of a Puerto Rican girl growing up in a Bronx housing project longing to someday become a judge.
“In this amazingly candid memoir, Sotomayor recalls a tumultuous childhood: alcoholic father, emotionally distant mother, aggravating little brother, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins, all overseen by her loving, domineering paternal grandmother. When she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at eight years of age, she knew she had to learn to give herself the insulin shots. That determination saw her through Catholic high school, Princeton, and Yale Law School, at each step struggling to reconcile the poverty of her childhood with the privileges she was beginning to enjoy.
“Sotomayor recounts complicated feelings toward her parents and her failed marriage as she advanced to the DA’s office, private practice, the district court, and, triumphantly, the Supreme Court. She offers an intimate and honest look at her extraordinary life and the support and blessings that propelled her forward.” —Vanessa Bush in a starred review for BOOKLIST
“Inspiring. Regardless of political philosophies, readers across the board will be moved by this intimate look at the life of a justice.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
—Margaret Heilbrun in a starred review
for LIBRARY JOURNAL
“Life-affirming musings from a vernerable life shaped by tenacity and pride.”
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