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Featured in the forthcoming documentary, RBG
“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.
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.
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What RBG has done for women’s rights in American is told in this up close and personal account of her life. I have never loved someone’s grace and grit more than the Notorious RBG.
I love Her so much and reading her story is amazing. She is a beautiful soul.
Wow......what an amazing woman!