Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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4/5

This book was just pure fun for me, so it’s not going to be a long review. Nothing of me waxing on about various things. I picked it up because I tried to read another book that was Bader Ginsburg’s own words (aka speeches and other things she’s written) but it was too dull and I just didn’t know enough about her work to conceptualize it.

So, I reached for this book that was written by a bunch of millennials who have a thing for Justice Ginsburg and really show their passion through their work. It gave a great overview of her life, starting with some of her childhood and finally focusing more on her work with feminist activism — and feminist in that she fought for equality for all sexes, not that she just fought for women; she found ways to show traditional gender roles harming men — that brought her before the Supreme Court to argue and into actually being on the Supreme Court.

Overall, I thought this was really great and passionate. I could tell that the authors loved her and I came to love her, too. In my odd way. At least, I can definitely see why everyone loves her and how I sincerely hope she stays on SCOTUS until she can’t anymore. Even though I loved hearing about her life, I really loved her relationship with her late husband, Marty. It was hilarious and heartfelt and sweet and, ultimately #goals.

I’d suggest this book more to anyone who wants to find out why everyone has a love affair with Justice Ginsburg. I know I wanted to know why and I definitely found out why.

3 thoughts on “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

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