Review: Notorious RBG

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Irin Carmon

Publisher: Dey Street Books
Publication date: 27-Oct-2015
Date Finished: xx-Jul-2017
Format: Kindle
Pages: 240
Genres: Nonfiction, Biography, Feminism, Politics
ASIN: B00TP0554W
Source: Amazon
Rating:3 star
Reading Challenges: Goodreads Reading Challenge

Synopsis

Irin Carmon: I heard you can do 20 pushups.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Yes, but we do ten at a time. And then I breathe for a bit and do the second set.

Nearly a half-century into being a feminist and legal pioneer, something funny happened to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the octogenarian won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg made her name are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute. In a class of its own, and much to Ginsburg’s own amusement, is the Notorious RBG Tumblr, which juxtaposes the diminutive but fierce Jewish grandmother with the 350-pound rapper featuring original artwork submitted from around the world.

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers a visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Justice and how she changed the world. From Ginsburg’s refusal to let the slammed doors of sexism stop her to her innovative legal work, from her before-its-time feminist marriage to her perch on the nation’s highest court—with the fierce dissents to match—get to know RBG as never before. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.”

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Review

I had this book on my Amazon wish list for quite a while (at least a year), so when I got the notification that it was on sale for $2, I had to get it. Prior to this book, my knowledge of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was minimal. I knew she was a strong woman who graces the supreme court, but I did not know anything else.

This book taught me so much about RBG and her impact. I never realized how long and how difficult her struggles for feminism have been. I also appreciate the more roundabout way she has approached equality so that the old men on the courts can understand. This was a very well written and informative book.

I definitely recommend this one!

About the Author

“Irin Carmon is an Israeli-American journalist and commentator. She is a national reporter at MSNBC, covering women, politics, and culture for the website and on air. She is a Visiting Fellow in the Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice at Yale Law School.

In 2011, she was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in media and featured in New York Magazine as a face of young feminism. She received the November 2011 Sidney award from The Sidney Hillman Foundation recognizing her reporting on the Mississippi Personhood Initiative for Salon. Mediaite named her among four in its award for Best TV pundit of 2014.”

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