Mi Mundo Adorado / My Beloved World
ISBN: 0345806433
EAN13: 9780345806437
Language: Spanish
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
La primera latina y tan s lo la tercera mujer designada a la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos, Sonia Sotomayor se ha convertido en un icono americano contempor neo. Ahora, con un candor e intimidad nunca antes asumidos por un juez en activo, Sonia nos narra el viaje de su vida --desde los proyectos del Bronx hasta la corte federal-- en una inspiradora celebraci n de su extraordinaria determinaci n y del poder de creer en uno mismo. Esta es la historia de una ni ez precaria, con un padre alcoh lico que morir a cuando ella ten a nueve a os y una madre devota pero sobrecargada, y del refugio que una ni a tom de la confusi n del hogar con su apasionada y en rgica abuela. Pero no fue hasta que le diagnosticaron diabetes juvenil que la precoz Sonia reconoci que, en ltima instancia, depend a de s misma. Pronto aprender a a darse a s misma las inyecciones de insulina necesarias para sobrevivir y a r pidamente forjar un camino hacia una vida mejor. Con personajes de televisi n como modelo y poca idea sobre lo que en realidad implicaba, Sonia decidi ser abogada, un sue o que la sostendr a en su improbable recorrido, desde su brillante paso por la escuela secundaria, la universidad de Princeton y la escuela de Derecho de Yale hasta la fiscal a de distrito del Condado de Nueva York, la pr ctica privada, y el nombramiento a la Corte Federal de Distrito, todo antes de llegar a los cuarenta a os. A lo largo del camino vemos como Sonia fue formada por diversas experiencias (como su fallido matrimonio), mentores invaluables, y la versi n moderna de familia que cre con amigos queridos y sus hijos. A trav s de sus a n asombrados ojos, las posibilidades infinitas de los Estados Unidos son vislumbradas nuevamente en este libro c lido y honesto, destinado a convertirse en un cl sico de la autoformaci n y el autodescubrimiento. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A searching and emotionally intimate memoir (The New York Times) told with a candor never before undertaken by a sitting Justice. This powerful defense of empathy (The Washington Post) is destined to become a classic of self-invention and self-discovery. The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. In this story of human triumph that hums with hope and exhilaration (NPR), 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.

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