Title: Notorious RBG – The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Author(s): Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik
Pub: October 2015
Genre: Non fiction, biography
Received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
I remember coming across the Notorious RBG tumblr a few years back and thinking how funny it was. It also made me really excited that someone (on such a popular social media site) was blogging about a civil liberties and rights lawyer/judge. But look at it now! It has a book!
I feel oddly proud to know about it since the beginning (am I a snob?), but now I know the origin story thanks to this book! There’s a quick introduction to the phenomenon that is Notorious RBG, but in addition to that Irin Carmon offers a comprehensive overview of Ginsburg’s legal history and success and personal life.
Just thinking about this book makes me excited and inspired to do great things and prove myself (at what, I don’t know).
Notorious RBG utilizes top-notch reporting, which probably makes it so engaging (and informative) to read. It doesn’t feel or sound like a ‘boring’ biography, but fun and easy to understand and comprehend (especially when it comes to legal issues).
I’m really glad Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been presented to the world like this. She’s a legal icon who has accomplished many great things and now a new group of people can be introduced to her awesomeness. I absolutely loved and enjoyed reading this book and I think you will too.