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My Beloved World - A Memoir

Sonia Sotomayor

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rita Moreno

Length:

12h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

27:30


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:49


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

46:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:03:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

45:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

35:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

37:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

30:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:27