- Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
- Narrated by: Sandra Day O'Connor
- Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-25-02
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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This fascinating glimpse of life in the American Southwest in the last century recounts an interesting time in our history, and gives us an enduring portrait of an independent young woman on the brink of becoming one of the most prominent figures in America today.
Listen to Sandra Day O'Connor talk about this book on C-SPAN's Booknotes.
"This engaging memoir...paint[s] a loving but cleareyed portrait of a distinctive and vanished American way of life." (New York Times Book Review)
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By R. Strauss on 06-07-11
It's just like she said!
Sandra gives a first person account of life on a ranch in Arizona near the New Mexico border. It reminded me so much of my time there... She reads the book as well so you feel like your grandma is telling you stories about when she was little. I would recommend this book to anyone who misses their life on a ranch.
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By Shasta Brooks on 11-23-11
I wanted it to be good...
I really wanted this to be good. I am a big fan of Sandra Day O'Connor, but this was really bad. It was formulaic and seemed more like ramblings than a real story. It seemed strangely impersonal. For example she would say "here was this person. Here is their name. Here is what they were like. Here is what they taught me." I found it very boring and super frustrating. My husband was in the car with me for a long drive when we were listening to this book and after 6 chapters he started yelling, "Show don't tell!" It was so hard to listen to that we gave up about half way through. It is too bad. If the book had been written well it might have been interesting.