A Memoir of Shaping a Life of Service,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: My Beloved World (Gebundene Ausgabe)
"Furthermore, whom should I serve?" -- 2 Samuel 16:19 (NKJV)
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.