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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States,
  • Judges,
  • Officials and employees,
  • United States. Supreme Court,
  • Hispanic American women,
  • Hispanic American judges,
  • Biography

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An instant American icon, the third woman, and the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court, the author tells the story of her life before becoming a judge, in this personal memoir. Here the author recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. She writes of her precarious childhood, with an alcoholic father (who would die when she was nine), and a devoted but overburdened mother, and of the refuge she took with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother. But it was when she was diagnosed with juvenile daibetes 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. She describes her resolve, and how she made this dream become reality: valedictorian of her high school class, summa cum laude at Princeton, Yale Law, prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A."s office, private practice, federal district judge before the age of forty. She writes about her deeply valued mentors, about her failed marriage, about her cherished family of friends. Through her still-astonished eyes, America"s infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in this story of self-discovery and self-invention.

Edition Notes

StatementSonia Sotomayor
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF8745.S67 A3 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 315 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25764643M
ISBN 100307594882
ISBN 109780307594884
LC Control Number2012031797
OCLC/WorldCa793578874

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