Sonny Mehta, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, announced today that Knopf will publish the memoir of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Here's more from the press release:
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. . . The book will be published simultaneously in a Spanish-language edition by Vintage Espanol.
Justice Sotomayor has been serving on the Supreme Court since August 2009, and according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, she is "proving herself to be a reliable liberal vote."
In November 2009, Atheneum published a bilingual picture book about Sotomayor titled A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx, by Jonah Winter.
Are you interested in Sotomayor's memoir? What's your favorite memoir by a public figure? (I'll stick with Dreams From My Father.)