Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor can add New York Times bestselling author to a list of achievements that doesn’t exactly need padding.
Fresh off swearing-in Vice President Joe Biden, Sotomayor will be number one on the hardcover nonfiction bestsellers list for the week of February 3rd for “My Beloved World,” her memoir revealing childhood struggles and a fighting spirit.
Of her reason for writing, Sotomayor told NBC Latino, ”When people look at me on television, especially young Latinos, they make me an icon. But I don’t know that when the times get tough, that image on television is really going to give them strength. And that’s why I wrote this book.”
Sotomayor, who is beloved by many in the Latino community, has a fan in Eva Longoria as well, who tweeted on Saturday that she was reading from the memoir with the Supreme Court Justice in Los Angeles.
“My Beloved World” also comes in at number two for combined paperback and hardcover nonfiction.
As for taking the top spot in hardcover nonfiction, she unseats Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly and his book “Killing Kennedy.”