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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Scritto da Irin Carmon e Shana Knizhnik

Narrato da Andi Arndt


Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Scritto da Irin Carmon e Shana Knizhnik

Narrato da Andi Arndt

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Oct 27, 2015
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9780062425713
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Nota del redattore

In memoriam…

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died on September 18th of cancer. This biography reads like a love letter to her, revealing how she spent a lifetime fighting to change the world for women.

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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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Informazioni sull'autore

Irin Carmon is a journalist covering gender, politics, and law. She’s a contributing writer for the Washington Post’s Outlook section and a distinguished fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard. She has been a national reporter at MSNBC, Salon, and Jezebel.


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  • Written by two millennials, this is a biography of, and love letter to, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and it's infused with internet fun. A compelling read even for those who can't quite define a meme.

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  • This fun biography reads like a love letter to the iconic Supreme Court justice, revealing how the octogenarian won the internet's heart, and detailing how the fierce, diminutive viral star has spent a lifetime fighting to change the world for women.

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  • (5/5)
    I didn't know much about RBG other than she was the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court. The book is playful but absolutely serious about telling RBG's story. Now in her 80s, RBG was one of a handful of female law students at Harvard back in the 1950s. After time spent teaching law at Rutgers (no law firm would hire her after law school) and working for the ACLU (where she co-founded the Women's Rights Project), she was nominated by President Carter to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit before being nominated by President Clinton to the Supreme Court. Throughout her career (she's still on the bench!) she fought for equality, not only for women, but for everyone. A mother to two children whom she raised with a husband she loved dearly, RBG was somehow able (mainly because she can live on very little sleep) to find time for work and family. You also learn about her impressive exercise regime which includes 20 push up a day!
  • (5/5)
    Notorious RBG is a very informative book about this wonderful, smart, just, remarkable, leader, and beautiful woman! This book takes you through her personal life, education, career, and achievements. It is also packed with pictures, man oh man, she was a beauty not just a brain! She is still very stylish! A true hero for women and men!
  • (5/5)
    This oversized book is a combination of love letter, career overview scrapbook and biography. It is a very brisk, easy read that presents the incredible education and career track of this fascinating woman. We learn how she fought for the rights of women in the classroom and the courts. The writers keep it light, no need for a background in law, in fact this is a wonderful introduction to a law career and to SCOTUS - what they do and how they do it.
    We learn about RBG's personal life, including her aspirational marriage to a man who was himself a top lawyer, but who recognized her brilliance and her in essence became her "wife" so she could attain her goals. We get insight of her as a teacher, a mentor and a co-justice. We learn about her improbable friendship with Justice Scalia - her polar opposite in the court, bestie in real life!
    Wish there were even more pictures, loved reading her dissents (with notes) and wish every woman/girl could read this to see how hard RBG and so many others fought to give them the rights and freedoms they take for granted now.
  • (4/5)
    This book is a combination of love letter, career overview scrapbook and biography. I'ts a great introduction to RBG for someone who didn't know much about her.--like me. She broke through gender barrier--fought against gender stereotypes with every forward movement of her career. It's an easy read, well researched.
  • (3/5)
    It's Women's History Month and this is my first entry in books by and/or about women. I've been a fan of Ruth Bader Ginsburg since my earliest feminist days. She co-founded the Woman's Rights Project at the ACLU in 1971 and shepherded some of the most ground-breaking sex discrimination suits through the courts. She carefully built a foundation of suits and decisions that led to an inevitable conclusion. Discrimination based on gender was unconstitutional. For those of you too young to remember, the fight to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed in the 60's and 70's was based on the fact that the courts upheld laws that discriminated against women (and sometimes men--more on that below) based on societal norms rather than the "Equal Protection Under Law" guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the constitution. In other words, it was legal for states to pass laws prohibiting women from working in certain jobs or after they married or while they were pregnant. There were tons of laws on the books affecting women's rights to work, manage their legal affairs, divorce, or control their own health and fertility. After I got married, I refused to move to certain states because they had "Head of the Household" laws that allowed husbands to dispose of their wives' property without their consent and have total control of the family resources. In case your wondering, I got married in 1980--not that long ago (at least it doesn't feel that long ago to me!) RBG and the Women's Rights Project took on those discriminatory laws and practices. One of their tactics was to take on some cases where MEN were discriminated against: the denial of housing available to wives but not husbands of service members; a widowed stay-at-home father denied Social Security benefits for his infant son which were available to widowed wives, etc. RBG argued these cases in front of a Supreme Court made up of all white men. At the time the appellate courts only had one female judge. The brilliance of the tactic was to appeal to the men's self-interest. Laws discriminating against men were unfair and unconstitutional. The inevitable logic was that ANY law that discriminated based on gender was unfair and unconstitutional. But it took a while to get there with many false starts and the occasional assist from the Congress to break down the barriers.Most of those fights and strategies are reviewed in this book with lots of quotes from RBG's cases, opinions, and dissents. Which brings me to my problem with the book. It felt padded. My eReader said the book was 266 pages, but it ended at page 161. The rest of the book contained appendices titled "How to be like RGB" which contained philosophic quotes about life and work, "RBG's Favorite Marty Ginsburg Recipe", song lyrics "From R. B. Juicy" and a "Scalia/Ginsburg: A (Gentle) Parody of Operatic Proportions," and much more. The text covering her early years, education, marriage, and career was padded with photos, cartoons, a chapter on her fashion senses, and (as mentioned above) lengthy excerpts from RGB's opinions. It was mostly reporting from public sources and an interview with one of the authors rather than in-depth biography with scholarly analysis.I should have read the blurb more closely: "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, created by the young lawyer who began the Internet sensation and an award-winning journalist, takes you behind the myth for an intimate, irreverent look at the justice's life and work." (Emphasis mine.) This book is exactly what it advertises, so folks looking for a more scholarly treatment of the great lady's life should look elsewhere. That said, it covered all the facts adequately, brought back memories of activist times past, and reminded me of how much more we have to do in these reactive times. I take a lot of pleasure in the fact that RBG has become an internet meme and icon to the young. Very encouraging for the future.
  • (4/5)
    This biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was far more accessible than I had been expecting. Maybe it's because it was born from a meme, but I think I was expecting to have to be more familiar with legal proceedings. But no, even the verbatim quotes from RBG's opinions are imminently readable. Recommended.
  • (5/5)
    As a lawyer, have read many biographies of lawyers and this is the finest yet. I have always admired her, but now have even more grounds for doing so. Fine blend of enough personal details with not only descriptions, but also annotated, excerpts from her important briefs and opinions. Pictures are sprinkled throughout where I want them, and the writing style is concise, informative, but inclusive. The research seems thorough and the authors got feedback from RBG, her family, and associates. I find it hard to imagine a better biography, period.
  • (4/5)
    What's not to love about RGB? This woman is a national treasure. This book was a relatively quick yet enlightening read. I would have enjoyed more anecdotes and fewer quotes from her SCOTUS dissenting opinions, though. Long live RGB!
  • (5/5)
    I am a male attorney who had never given much thought to the history of women attorneys.There were no women in my law school class. I then served three years in the army in Vietnam and in Washington D. C. as Defence Appellate Attorney. Thereafter I returned to civilian law practice to find women attorneys in all law firms and courtrooms. This 227 page book was a joy to read and is an excellent and entertaining short history of not only the life of Justice Ginsburg but of the legal cases she brought to the U.S. Supreme Court as the hero of the Women's Rights Project. The book is a fast read and full of pictures and entertaining marginal notations that are simply captivating. I highly recommend this book.
  • (4/5)
    A well-designed book that traces the life of rbg, from her childhood as Kiki Bader to the leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court. The book documents much of her early work on equality cases, traces her own challenges due to sexism and expectation of women's roles, delves into her 50+ year partnership with Marty Ginsburg, and touches on the cultural phenomenon that #notorious rgb has become. There are annotations of some of the decisions she has written for the Supreme Court and insight into the inner workings of the court. I learned a lot while reading the book.
  • (3/5)
    Great overview biography.
  • (5/5)
    A bright easy listen, with several surprises, makes this a top choice to read and refer to your friends. A fine prerequisite read would be "The Nine"
  • (5/5)
    I loved RBG before I read this book and I love her even more now that I have read it. This is a wonderful biography and she is truly an inspiration. “We’re still striving for that more perfect union. And one of the perfections is for the ‘we the people’ to include an ever enlarged group.” - RBG
  • (5/5)
    I'm in awe of RBG. She's my hero. What an amazing person, truly inspirational.
  • (2/5)
    I'm sure the book is good, but I couldn't get past the first chapter of the audio book, the narrator seemed like a more robotic version of Siri.
  • (5/5)
    I Loved It - (hint, read WITH book - memes & court docs)
  • (4/5)
    A great way to described the rise of RBG and her many accomplishments.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely loved this book! Such an inspirational woman, may she rest in power.
  • (5/5)
    R.B.G. is my hero. A truly amazing woman and the world is a better place for her having been on it. Well thought out and well written book about an American institution. RIP dear lady.
  • (5/5)
    Such a good read. Perfect balance of her career and personal life. I laughed, cried, and most importantly finished the book feeling proud and powerful.
  • (5/5)
    Must listen for every woman to understand what capabilities lie with us to cause change. RBG is an inspiration to every man and woman in the world.
  • (5/5)
    Because the book is about an amazing woman who changed the world
  • (5/5)
    Digital audiobook read by Andi ArndtOh, my stars, but this is one HELL of a woman! Go Ruth! I've admired her for some years, but I really enjoyed learning more about her. I thought the authors did a great job of making this a very approachable biography. It was not heavy, but included every pertinent detail. I loved that they brought out RBG's humor and empathy, as well as her defiance and strong sense of justice. There are other more comprehensive (I presume) and/or traditional biographies of Ruth Bader Ginsberg. But I doubt there is one that is more enjoyable to read. I want to read her autobiographical My Own Words now.I did read the original version of the biography, but there is a version that has been adapted for the young-adult audience. I think that’s marvelous. The more young people who are introduced to this champion of equality and justice, the better.There is no Truth without Ruth!I listened to the audio and thought Andi Arndt did a marvelous job of reading this book. However, the text (which I also had a copy of), is easier to grasp in places, just because of the format used. For example, notations in the margins of a published paper are easier to comprehend as such when seen on the page than when a narrator, however skilled, is reading them to you. And, of course, listening to the audio you miss all the photos and illustrations in the printed book.
  • (5/5)
    Notorious RBG is a fan biography of the legendary Supreme Court Justice. Written in lively, loving prose, the book includes excerpts from her major cases, both those she presented to the court and those she has written as part of a course. A bit gossipy at times, we get glimpses into her personal life that bely her reputation as a no nonsense professional who lacks a sense of humor. And we cry with her as her great love, Marty, dies early, a champion of his forward thinking, feminist wife. She is a role model for so many women, including me.
  • (3/5)
    Biography lite, concentrating on RBG's fight for equal rights for women and including men, her belief that real lasting change is incremental, and finishing before 2016 and the current (April, 2020) disasters.
  • (5/5)
    Want to feel both inspired and underachieving? Read this book to get to know the woman behind the collar.
  • (4/5)
    wow!
  • (3/5)

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    This is a pretty lightweight biography. It's mostly fan worship; you'll learn all about RBG's relationship with her husband Marty (more than I needed to know), and about her workout routine—but very little about the legal cases she argued or decided, nor get anything deeper, e.g., about her refusal to retire. You'd probably learn more from her Wikipedia page. (Checking it now, this is sadly true.) Still, it is short and fun, and liberals need some fan worship to get them through.

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  • (5/5)
    My love for RBG has never been greater.
  • (3/5)
    It is a bit hard to describe what this book is exactly. I learned a lot about Ruth Bader Ginsberg by reading Notorious RBG but it doesn't fit nicely into a specific category library genre. Is it a biography? Not really. Is it a memoir? No. Is it a hagiography? Pretty much, but with kitsch. Should we expect to see more titles like this as more millennials start writing books? Absolutely. Seriously though, I did get a quick fly-by account of RBG's rise to the top of the judicial world with lots of interesting little snippets of trivia. There is probably nothing untrue about RBG in this book. The authors are clearly smitten with RBG and her specific outlook on justice. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but its very clear by the first chapter that you are not going to hear anything critical of the justice throughout the rest of the book. The book is also a bit self-congratulatory in that it sites it's authors tumblr page as being the source of RBG's hip social status in today's social media mindset. There are lots of visual aids and unique twists to presenting information in the book. Timelines, annotated (and truncated) dissent summaries, and just downright bizarre appendixes. One features a best-of photo gallery of women (and animals) dressed up like Justice Ginsberg. These are obviously from the tumblr account created by the authors prior to the publishing of this book. The fonts are large, as are the margins. There is a two page spread of Marty Ginsberg's favorite recipe (milk braised pork). I can see how this might appeal to the fan girl base but I wouldn't site the book in a paper.