The memoir of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be published by Alfred A. Knopf, it was announced today by Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.
The book, as yet untitled, will be a coming-of-age memoir by an American daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants. Sotomayor will write about growing up in the South Bronx; her relationship with her mother and the loss of her father when she was nine years old; her inspiration as a young girl to become a lawyer; her journey to Princeton University (on a full scholarship) and later to Yale Law School; and finally, to a life in the law, culminating with her appointment to the federal bench. “Sonia Sotomayor has lived a remarkable life and her achievements will prove an inspiration to readers around the world,” said Mr. Mehta. “Hers is a triumph of the Latino experience in America.”
“I am honored to be working with the distinguished publishing house of Alfred A. Knopf on the publication of my memoir,” said Justice Sotomayor.
The book will be edited by George Andreou, Vice-President and Senior Editor at Alfred A. Knopf.