Student Login

Log in to your account to save courses

Log In
No account?
S
No Items
Your cart Item
Your price $0.00
Your price $0.00
You save $0.00
Checkout Now
Due to planned maintenance, your school has disabled school system log-ins at this time.
You may continue shopping as a guest, or by creating a bookstore-only account.

Please complete the purchase of any items in your cart before going to this third-party site. Also note that if you qualify for financial aid, items purchased through this site will not be subject to reimbursement.

Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
My Beloved World : A Memoir cover
  • ISBN: 9780345804839
  • ISBN10: 034580483X
My Beloved World : A Memoir

by Sotomayor, Sonia

  • List Price: $15.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publish date: 09/10/2013
used Add to Cart $10.12
You save: 37%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
new Add to Cart $10.76
You save: 33%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
"A compelling and powerfully written memoir about identity and coming of age…If the outlines of Justice Sotomayor's life are well known by now, her searching and emotionally intimate memoir, My Beloved World, nonetheless has the power to surprise and move the reader…This account of her life is revealing, keenly observed and deeply felt…This insightful memoir underscores just how well Justice Sotomayor mastered the art of narrative. It's an eloquent and affecting testament to the triumph of brains and hard work over circumstance, of a childhood dream realized through extraordinary will and dedication." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "The book delivers on its promise of intimacy in its depictions of Sotomayor''s family, the corner of Puerto Rican immigrant New York where she was raised and the link she feels to the island where she spent childhood summers …This is a woman who knows where she comes from and has the force to bring you there. Sotomayor does this by being cleareyed about the flaws of the adults who raised her-she lets them be complicated…''I''ve spent my whole life learning how to do things that were hard for me,'' Sotomayor tells an acquaintance when he asks whether becoming a judge will be difficult for her. Yes, she has. And by the time you close My Beloved World , you understand how she has mastered judging, too." -Emily Bazelon, The New York Times Book Review "With buoyant humor and thoughtful candor, she recounts her rise from a crime-infested neighborhood in the South Bronx to the nation''s highest court. ''I will be judged as a human being by what readers find here,'' Sotomayor writes. We, the jury in this case, find her irresistible." -John Wilwol, Washingtonian "Sotomayor turns out to be a writer of depth and literary flair… My Beloved World is steeped in vivid memories of New York City, and it is an exceptionally frank account of the challenges that she faced during her ascent from a public housing project to the court''s marble palace on First Street." -Adam Liptak, The New York Times "You''ll see in Sotomayor a surprising wealth of candor, wit, and affection. No topic is off limits, not her diabetes, her father''s death, her divorce, or her cousin''s death from AIDS. Put the kettle on, reader, it''s time for some real talk with Titi Sonia…The author shines in her passages on childhood, family, and self-discovery. Her magical portraits of loved ones bring to mind Sandra Cisneros''s The House on Mango Street ; both authors bring a sense of childlike wonder and empathy to a world rarely seen in books, a Latin-American and womancentric world." -Grace Bello, Christian Science Monitor "This is a page-turner, beautifully written and novelistic in its tale of family, love and triumph. It hums with hope and exhilaration. This is a story of human triumph." -Nina Totenberg, NPR "Big-hearted…A powerful defense of empathy…She has spent her life imagining her way into the hearts of everyone around her…Anyone wondering how a child raised in public housing, without speaking English, by an alcoholic father and a largely absent mother could become the first Latina on the Supreme Court will find the answer in these pages. It didn''t take just a village: It took a country." -Dahlia Lithwick, The Washington Post " My Beloved World" is filled with inspiring, and surprisingly candid, stories about how the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice overcame a troubled childhood to attend Princeton and Yale Law School, eventually earning a seat on the nation's highest court." -Carla Main, Wall Street Journal "Remarkable…A portrait of a genuinely interesting person." -Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast "In a refreshing conversational style, Sotomayor tells her fascinating life story with the hope of providing "comfort, perhaps even inspiration" to others, particularly children, who face hard times. "People who live in difficult circumstances," Sotomayor writes in her preface, "need to know that happy endings are possible." -Jay Wexler, Boston Globe "Classic Sotomayor: intelligent, gregarious and at times disarmingly personal…A portrait of an underprivileged but brilliant young woman who makes her way into the American elite and does her best to reform it from the inside…I certainly hope My Beloved World inspires readers to chase their dreams." -Jason Farago, NPR "Vital, loving, and incisive…In this revealing memoir, Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor candidly and gracefully recounts her formative years. Her memoir shows both her continued self-reliance and her passion for community." - Library Journal (Starred review) "Justice Sotomayor recounts numerous obstacles and remarkable achievements in this personal and inspiring autobiography…Readers across the board will be moved by this intimate look at the life of a justice." - Publisher's Weekly "Amazingly candid… an intimate and honest look at her extraordinary life and the support and blessings that propelled her forward." - Booklist (Starred review) "Graceful, authoritative memoir…Mature, life-affirming musings from a venerable life shaped by tenacity and pride." - Kirkus Reviews
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
alphapack

Location: Woodhaven, NY
Ask seller a question
New
$1.73
Last Page Books-Dallas

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$2.77
The Book Cellar

Location: Nashua, NH
Good
034580483X Some wear, but still a good reading copy. Has moderate water damage but still a good reading copy. Over 1, 000, 000 satisfied
[...]
$3.69
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$3.70
HPB-Springhurst

Location: Louisville, KY
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.32
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.92
HPB-Kenwood Galleria

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.92
HPB-Northgate-Prospect Square

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.92
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.92
HPB-Roseville

Location: Roseville, MN
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.92
HPB-Naperville

Location: Naperville, IL
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.95
HPB-Sapphire

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.95
HPB-Corpus Christi

Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.95
HPB-Northbrook-Greenbriar

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.95
HPB-Marion

Location: Marion, IA
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.95
HPB-San Marcos

Location: San Marcos, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.95
HPB Inc.

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$4.95
HPB-Garland

Location: Garland, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$5.62
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$6.17
HPB - North Lamar

Location: Austin, TX
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$6.17
HPB-Mayfield Heights

Location: Mayfield Heights, OH
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$6.41
HPB-Coon Rapids

Location: Coon Rapids, MN
Good
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain
[...]
$6.41
This seller ships with tracking when standard shipping is selected.