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Publisher Description

The remarkable story of Sandra Day O’Connor’s family and early life, her journey to adulthood in the American Southwest that helped make her the woman she is today: the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and one of the most powerful women in America.

“A charming memoir about growing up as sturdy cowboys and cowgirls in a time now past.”—USA Today


In this illuminating and unusual book, Sandra Day O’Connor tells, with her brother, Alan, the story of the Day family, and of growing up on the harsh yet beautiful land of the Lazy B ranch in Arizona. Laced throughout these stories about three generations of the Day family, and everyday life on the Lazy B, are the lessons Sandra and Alan learned about the world, self-reliance, and survival, and how the land, people, and values of the Lazy B shaped them.

This fascinating glimpse of life in the Southwest in the last century recounts an important time in American history, and provides an enduring portrait of an independent young woman on the brink of becoming one of the most prominent figures in America.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2002
January 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
18.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Reader lou ,

Lazy B

I was born in Colorado in1935. The reading of Day O 'Conner's life on the Lazy B renewed my deep feelings for The west. During WWII I moved all over North America as Dad was a Govt. employee who was raised in California, but born in Nebraska. Mom was born in Colorado. They were, (parents) very sophisticated, but never stopped paying homage to their roots. That special regard for freedom with responsibility, generosity with frugality resides within me and I am very proud to be a Westerner.
Thank You so much for the sweet read.
The style of writing is as straight forward as she seems to be. Truthful and unadorned, it is a great tale of history.
Sally Brown.

BigusDogus ,

Great characters, great stories

Justice O'Connor reveals with great wit and sensibility how life on the ranch shaped her values laying the foundation for her historic appointment to the Supreme Court. The people of the ranch and the great challenge of running a cattle ranch in the middle of the desert show us a lifestyle that few can fully appreciate or understand from our modern day perspective. The book is full of insight and thoughtful reflection on life and family and gives us a sense of what the "Old West" must have really been like. Good for quite a few full belly laughs, lots of chuckles, many "aha moments" and even a few tears. An absolute must read!

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