Notorious Rbg: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Version: Unabridged
Author: Irin Carmon , Shana Knizhnik
Narrator: Andi Arndt
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: October 2015
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 9 minutes
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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."

Reviews (4)

Written by Anonymous on September 20th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Informative book about an amazing woman.


Written by Patrick M. on September 13th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Lovely book! This book gives a great perspective into the person, career, and nuanced values that the Notorious RGB has led with for decades now. I knew very little about RGB before reading this, but the authors paint a great picture of this Supreme. It is informative, insightful for anybody of any political persuasion, and funny at times. Enjoy!

Written by Georgia o on April 14th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent to listen to and easy to follow. I never knew anything about her so I loved ot

Written by Jean OConnell on October 3rd, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very interesting read! Great deal of information about one of the best justices on the bench.

Author Details

Author Details

Carmon, Irin

Irin Carmon is a national reporter at MSNBC.

Knizhnik, Shana

Shana Knizhnik is a third year law student at New York University School of Law, where she is an articles editor for the New York University Law Review, and the creator of the Notorious RBG Tumblr blog. She has served on the boards of Drexel University's OUTLaw and the Coalition on Law and Representation, and has interned at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center, the ACLU's Criminal Law Reform Project, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice. Following her law school graduation, Shana will clerk for federal c