New York Times Bestseller
Featured in the critically acclaimed documentary RBG
"It was beyond my wildest imagination that I would one day become the 'Notorious RBG." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 2019
She was a fierce dissenter with a serious collar game. A legendary, self-described “flaming feminist litigator” who made the world more equal. And an intergenerational icon affectionately known as the Notorious RBG. As the nation mourns the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, discover the story of a remarkable woman and learn how to carry on her legacy.
This runaway bestseller, brought to you by the attorney founder of the Notorious RBG Tumblr 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 as 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 transcended divides and changed the world forever.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
NYU law student Shana Knizhnik’sNotorious RBG Tumblr turned Ruth Bader Ginsburg from legal icon to pop-culture superstar. Like its digital parent, Notorious RBG is a tongue-in-cheek but utterly sincere appreciation of a pioneering jurist whose work fighting for the rights of women and other oppressed groups got her appointed to the nation’s highest court in 1993. The book isn’t just meme-heavy fluff, although we love that stuff. By including some of Ginsburg’s famously pointed dissents—helpfully annotated for those of us who aren’t legal scholars—Notorious RBG makes it clear that the justice’s legal thinking on hot-button topics like contraception, abortion, and wage inequity is both nuanced and rigorously logical.
I read this in less than 24 hours.
RGB is an astounding person, and every human on this planet can learn something from reading this book. Her mantra is one I aspire to follow every single day. The humor and pictures made it even better.
A tired meme
I really wanted to learn about RBG’s decision-making process, not so much about how the author is “like, totally stoked on RBG and stuff”
And I get it, putting RBG in gangster imagery is really funny, but the sizzle-to-steak ratio wasn’t good. At the beginning they say it started as a blog on Tumblr… and I very much believe that.
I imagine a lot of people bought the paper editor for the funny cover and the political statement, but never read it.
Granted, not a lot of media goes into the deep cuts with RBG, so I can’t say it’s bad, just unexceptional.
Who wrote this? A ten year old? There were about 60 pages of useful information demonstrating why RBG was such a great woman, the rest was like a picture book. Save your money and just google her name.