Harvard Book Club

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 7:30 pm

Bronte Bistro in Joseph-Beth Bookstore
2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati 45208

When Sonia Sotomayor joined the Supreme Court in 2009, she made history as the first Hispanic Justice.  She'd also achieved the highest dream of a Puerto Rican girl growing up in a Bronx housing project, longing to someday become a judge.  in this amazingly candid memoir, Sotomayor recalls a tumultuous childhood: alcoholic father, emotionally distant mother, aggravating little brother and a host of family all overseeen by her loving, domineering paternal grandmother. When diagnosed at age eight with  juvenile diabetes, she had to learn to give herself insulin shots. Her determination saw her through Catholic high school, Princeton and Yale Law School, always struggling to reconcile the poverty of her childhood with the privileged circles in which she was living.  Readers looking for clues to her judicial thinking will be disappointed as she deliberately demurs.  Instead she offers an intimate and honest look at her extraordinary life and the suport and blessings that have propelled her forward.

Questions?  Contact Steve Strauss,  sdstrauss@earthlink.net.