My latest completion on Audible, is the inspiring life story, Notorious RBG, The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. At 85 years old, RBG is a current US Supreme Court Justice. In her high position in the US court system, Bader Ginsburg continues to be fierce in her quest for gender equality and civil rights. The audiobook moves along at quite a good pace (only 5hrs) but at times gets heavy with US references to past court cases. However, the overall message about this immensely intelligent, strong woman is so inspiring. I had many conversations with my husband and three sons, recounting in detail, the life of RBG. Nothing better than reading about women who are killing it. I'm ordering my Notorious RBG t-shirt today!
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“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.
The film RBG, which was an official Sundance Film selection, will be released to selected theatres in May 2018. I can't wait!