By Esther Cepeda
From the moment I heard Rita Moreno’s sweet voice trill the r’s and hit the accented sounds just right in Jose Gautier Benitez’s poem “To Puerto Rico (I Return),” I knew I’d made a wise choice in buying Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir, “My Beloved World,” as an audiobook.
It was a decision I’d wrestled with before learning who the performer would be on this title. But without knowing that it would be a show-biz icon who shares Sotomayor’s background as a “New Yorican,” I was worried I’d have to read it on paper, while half asleep at the end the day, instead of while wide awake during a run or while making dinner.
Cepeda is a columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group.