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Publisher Description

The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar).

My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.

Witty, engaging, serious, and playful, My Own Words is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women and “a tonic to the current national discourse” (The Washington Post).

Biographies & Memoirs
October 4
Simon & Schuster

Customer Reviews

Natacha Fontaine ,

Unfinished Business

Justice Ginsburg is worthy of all credit bestowed upon her for the recent progress of women’s issues, and I thank her profoundly on behalf of women around the world. However, we are far from the finish line. When I woke up on November 9th, 2016, and I realized that the Electoral College system robbed us of our first woman president. I say robbed because, the Honorable Hillary Clinton received three million more votes than the president elect. I was livid that the United States would dismiss three million of its own people’s voices. What ever happened to we are all created equal? I am sure I am not alone on this, but I think it is time we take a good hard look at the way we elect our leaders. We are not half of a country, so why are we only listening to half of our people? To be sure that we are listening to all of our people, we should abolish the Electoral College and simplify the whole process; one person, one vote. Then, we would never have to doubt the results of our elections, and we the People would be speaking with a unified voice.

MikeBrown2020 ,


Despicable little Witch! I wish there was an option for NO STARS! She doesn't even rate the one. Just disgraceful!