Book Discussion "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor

  • April 14, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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The 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. With 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 high 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 forty. Along the way we see how she was shaped by 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-discovery.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry I was unable to attend. I hope you all had a great time.

    April 15, 2013

  • LaTisha

    I'm very sorry, had a delay in travel plans that will prevent returning home in time to attend.

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Rochelle

      Thx for letting us knw

      April 14, 2013

  • Jacquese C.

    I had planned on coming! Somehow, I have injured my knee (sitting with ice on it now) . . . intensely overworked during exercise! I'm looking forward to the next meeting!

    April 13, 2013

    • Rochelle

      Sorry 2 hear that hope all gets better see you next time thx for letting us knw!!

      1 · April 14, 2013

  • Tahara

    I am forced to cancel I have a sick child and no sitter.

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Rochelle

      Sorry 2 hear that feel better ur sick child!!

      1 · April 14, 2013

  • Yvonne

    Sorry, ladies, I can't make it today. I hope to see you all at next months meeting!

    2 · April 14, 2013

    • Rochelle

      Thx For Letting Us Know See You Next Time!!

      April 14, 2013

  • T. M.

    I just realized this conflicts with the AZ Jazz Festival, so I'll have to miss. I'm reading the book and I like it so far.

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Rochelle

      Thx for letting us know!!!

      April 12, 2013

  • Marcee

    My reservation is actually a "maybe." Need to get my cousin on a 6 a.m. flight Sunday morning so I'm not sure what the day may bring. Hope to see you all at Changing Hands.

    1 · April 11, 2013

    • Rochelle

      thx for letting us know, if you plans do you change, please change your RSVP, thank you and hope to see you then!!

      April 12, 2013

  • Alysia A.

    Here is a great article about our book of the month from NPR http://www.npr.org/books/titles...­

    1 · March 11, 2013

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