Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s new memoir, My Beloved World, has officially topped the New York Times best sellers list in the combined print and e-book non-fiction category. The Ivy League-educated former district attorney's publication is currently in second place on the list, following author Eben Alexander's, Proof of Heaven.
In her book, Sotomayor takes us back to her childhood growing up in a low-income household in the Bronx to becoming one of the most powerful and influential Latinas in the U.S. today. This past Saturday, she shared some of her intimate stories alongside Eva Longoria, who got the chance to interview the first Latina Supreme Court Justice for a Writers Bloc event at the Saban Theatre.
Sotomayor reflected on her career and the importance of facing adversity. "In my book, I detail failures because I thought that if I wasn't honest about them, people will think that all I have had is a successful life," she said, "But none of us do. Part of the reason was to give people hope even when they have doubt ... Recognize it as a learning experience ... do not let adversity knock you down. Get up and up time and again. Really we have no choice."
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