Summer Book Club – My Beloved World

My Beloved World is a memoir written by Sonia Sotomayor.

When: August 17th at 2pm
Where: The Mansion, at 1218 East New Haven Ave.
Melbourne, FL 32901

Join us for a fun afternoon and interesting discussion about the book. You do not have to have read the book to participate and you can order from the Mansion menu. RSVP here!

This summer’s book is by Sonia Sotomayor.  She did not seem destined for greatness. Born into a Bronx housing project, she was the daughter of an alcoholic who died when she was only nine, not long before she herself was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Few would have predicted that she would go to Princeton or Yale Law School on full scholarships, or be selected by three presidents to high judicial post; the last being her 2009 appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court by Barack Obama. She was the first Hispanic and only the third woman to seat on our nation’s highest court.

“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

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