I absolutely adored Sonia Sotomayor’s autobiography, My Beloved World (Amazon). She came from an underprivileged immigrent background, with an alcoholic father and a major health issue (diabetes) and is now on the Supreme Court. It’s an incredible story, really honest – she clearly worked incredibly hard, but there’s stories of failure (like her marriage, and an early internship) and insecurity in their too.
One of my favorite parts was discovering that she worked as a punch card programmer! And actually wrote her thesis on punch cards!
Really, really recommend this book. She’s an incredible woman.