Sandra Day O’Connor, as the first woman Supreme Court Justice, is an admirable figure. She has broken ground for many women and for many lawyers. This book, however, is about her life as a child, and what it was like to grow up on a cattle farm in the Southwest during the 1930s and 1940s. Mostly, this is a memoir of O’Connor’s parents, and a way of life that is gone.
O’Connor’s parents raised three children on the Lazy B; Sandra was the oldest. Her younger brother continued with the ranch until it became infeasible to continue. The stories told are mostly from the days of O’Connor’s childhood. The writing is not the perfect flow of a seasoned novelist; it mostly resembles story telling. And it is extremely interesting, telling tales of windmills, horses, and cowboys. If the old West and the traditional cowboys from the movies interest you, this book will be a wonderful read.