My Own Words

with Mary Hartnett & Wendy W. Williams. 10 CDs. 11 hrs. Audioworks. ISBN 9781508226284. $39.99. digital download. BIOG
OrangeReviewStarIn her first book since joining the Supreme Court in 1993, Justice Ginsburg, along with official biographers Hartnett and Williams, presents a collection of speeches and writings on a number of important issues in our society. Listeners of this collection will gain a deep understanding of the author's life and career. Although this is not her official biography, listeners are offered unprecedented access to the justice affectionately referred to as the "Notorious RBG." Aided by biographical context and anecdotes from Hartnett and Williams, the book covers Ginsburg's early life, her lifelong battle for women's rights, the inner workings of the Supreme Court, and much more. From the precocious to the professional, the collection contains an article Ginsburg wrote as a teenager in her school newspaper and even offers listeners original audio recordings of dissents on major Supreme Court rulings. Narrator Linda Lavin does a solid job of bringing Ginsburg's mettle to life.
VERDICT A must listen for "Notorious RBG" fans, individuals in the legal field, and those interested in political history. ["Should be required reading for first-year law students and for the rest of us as well": LJ 10/15/16 review of the S. & S. hc.]
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