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My Beloved World (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Rauer Buchschnitt, 15. Januar 2013
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My Beloved World An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir told with startling candor and intimacy. Full description
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One is how a member of a minority, acutally a number of minority groups, can succeed in spite all the odds against her. She was an energetic child who was encouraged and supported by both her parents, though in very different ways, also by her extended family with many cousins and aunts on her side. She grew up in a Puerto-Rican family in a district with many African-Americans and Hispanics. Her grandmother was the person every child needs, that special someone who provides her with unconditional love, respect and confidence. Educated in a Catholic schools she learned early on to be very disciplined. Discipline she needs a lot of, escpealliy after being diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, an everyday challenge that required discipline and courage of her. Her fahter died of alcoholism when she was only nine, another blow to any child, disruptive to any childhood, but Sonia kept on going the right way.
She was encouraged to go to university and succeeded beyond anone’s wildest dreams. Supported by affirmative action Sotomayor did an outstanding job.
Her first marriage ends after some time, and maybe most men today still find it hard to cope with a strong, independent woman. So she seems to define herself in many ways by her performance and the many friends who surround and support her.
She points out quite clearly she needed the help of others to succeed. She wants to encourage any minority member not believe in labels stuck onto them but just be themselves - sounds really like a cliché – but some things can be expressed in a very easy way. It is just hard to do them.
Very recommendable reading for anyone.
Most people have few problems deciding whom they should serve. It's "me," "me," "me," "me."
For Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor, the answer was always "others," "others," "others," and "others."
While some arrive at the same answer as Ms. Sotomayor, many of them reach that point through guilt, feelings of inadequacy, and felt pressure from others.
From reading this book carefully, I got the sense that Ms. Sotomayor operates more in this way: "If I can help, I will." It's a calling with her.
I don't often have the pleasure to read about the life of such a person. I felt blessed by this opportunity.
Many readers will enjoy (as I did) gaining a better sense of what it's like to grow up with Type 1 diabetes, be of Puerto Rican ancestry, and to face challenges for which one has little preparation to make things easier.
I was intrigued by her descriptions of learning to be an effective prosecutor. Most memoirs skip over the details of such trials by fire.
Be aware that this is not an autobiography. It isn't rigorously capturing a life, bur rather giving her thoughts about her experiences ... through the time when she was first appointed to be a Federal district judge.
I don't know another person who has worn the black robes who has been so candid and open about a personal life before sitting behind the bench. I admire her for doing so.
If you read only one memoir this year, I commend this one to you as an excellent choice.
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Justice Sotomayor is the culmination of the perfect storm: A lovely summer storm that clears out the stink and gives hope that the sun may shine in the morning.
I learned a great deal by reading her book. The only thing I found somewhat annoying is her undercurrent of almost, but subtle, hubris. The book is a chain of her achievements, of which she should feel proud. However, there is that slight edge of putting out her gains to show how she proved herself. If you can get by this, you will find the book worth the read. It is not the best autobiography I've read, but it is informational, and though she is tough (she'd be the first to admit that), she does have good reasons for her goals and accomplishments. She comes off as a strong woman with a good heart and the reader should be intrigued by getting inside the head of one of the people who have had to decide some important issues in our time.
story or plotline. .that'll get 4 stars but for me, "5 star books" have to be personally impactful. This book was amazingly impactufl to me for two reasons, above and beyond
her almost-unbelievable life story and career arc. First, what I will take away from this book is my experience of Justice Sotomayor's humility and desire to continually learn. Upon reaching a new level of accomplishment, Sotomayor never sat back and said - "Now I have it made". With each new challenge, Sotomayor was excited and thrilled - but always aware of how much she could learn. When she realized she had a lack in one area of her knowledge or experience - she was immediately willing to fix that lack.
The second thing that struck me is that Sotomayor had female mentors. Boy that stopped me in my tracks - I'm a 69-year old female, retired from a career in business. . .I struggled in a male-dominated culture and had mentors - but certainly never a woman! Ten years later - Justice Sotomayor had female mentors as well as men. I'm bowled over by how much of a chance occurred in America in that decade.
Beyond these reactions, I like that Sotomayor has made a beloved family of not only
her relatives but also her friends. I have always rejected saying I am "alone" in the world due to being an only child of only children. ..but have preferred to build a family of friends. She has done the same - and all the while never apologizing for
her upbringing or lack of material comforts.
I can't say enough about this book - go read it!!