I just finished a new book that I’ve been dying to read: My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor. One of the reasons I was excited to read it, was I wanted to see if I should recommend it to my Women’s Book Club. And I really enjoyed it. I have to admit, I didn’t know too much about Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor; only that she was Puerto Rican and about my age.
This quote from her epilogue sums up her outlook on life well:
“There is no experience that can’t avail something useful, be it only the discipline to manage adversity.”
Sotomayor tells about her mother and grandparents coming to the United States. And then her childhood in New York City and attending Catholic School. Since I’m from the area, I could identify with where she grew up. I also enjoyed her tales about her close family ties. I had to laugh when her mother bought an Encyclopedia Britannica from a traveling salesman, because we had one too when I was growing up. That was the “grown-up” encyclopedia; we also had a Compton’s.
I have to say, I was very taken by Sonia’s drive to get things accomplished and her brilliance! Her autobiography gets two thumbs up from me and I am definitely going to recommend it!