Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Hardcover)

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How exciting that a tumblr blog becomes a bestselling book about a feminist lawyer and judge! A book for a wide range of readers, from young adults to those of us who remember those difficult days before and during second wave feminism. We learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early years as one of the very few female law students, her struggle to find a job after law school, her work with the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, as well as, her impressive judicial decisions and Supreme Court dissents. For all of us who are fans of the notorious RBG there are added features such as a description of her workout, RBG swag, and photos of lace collars!   

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How exciting that a tumblr blog becomes a bestselling book about a feminist lawyer and judge! A book for a wide range of readers, from young adults to those of us who remember those difficult days before and during second wave feminism. We learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s early years as one of the very few female law students, her struggle to find a job after law school, her work with the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, as well as, her impressive judicial decisions and Supreme Court dissents. For all of us who are fans of the notorious RBG there are added features such as a description of her workout, RBG swag, and photos of lace collars!   ~ Joan

— From 2015 Politics

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"The authors make this unassuming, most studious woman come pulsing to life. . . . Notorious RBG may be a playful project, but it asks to be read seriously. . . . That I responded so personally to it is a testimony to its] storytelling and panache."-- Jennifer Senior, New York Times

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame--she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer.

But nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian: she won the internet. Across America, people who weren't even born when Ginsburg first made her name as a feminist pioneer are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute.

Notorious RBG, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg's family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells a never-before-told story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062415837
ISBN-10: 0062415832
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Publication Date: October 27th, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English