Supremely fun

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

3 words: smart, inspiring, fun

I’m pretty sure Shakespeare was anticipating Ruth Bader Ginsburg when he wrote, “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” 
This woman is tough, people.
One of my favorite anecdotes from this book shows RBG, only days after having a stent put in her heart, saying, “Tell them I’ll be back doing pushups in a few days.”
(Her workout includes 20 pushups. No joke.)
Gotta admire that.
This book is like a playground for Supreme Court geeks. And if you’re inclined to like Justice Ginsburg even before reading this book, afterward you’re probably gonna want to tattoo yourself with her image.
(Or maybe not.)
So: playground!
Beyond zippy, fascinating stories about RBG’s life (and she’s led a fascinating one; I especially love reading about her nearly 60-year marriage, which was a true partnership), this book contains tons of color photos, entertaining illustrations, timelines, and annotated court decisions and dissents.
It’s the kind of book that makes you smarter while you’re having fun.
Seriously, the book’s format is happy-making. All that visual interest really makes it a lovely book to hold in your hands, and then it’s packed with stories like the one about RBG wearing her special dissent collar when she’s going to read an oral dissent from the bench.
And you can keep on living the dream on Tumblr, where the book’s seed sprouted.

Totally inspired, and also perfectly entertained. A wonderful reading experience.

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Reader, librarian, & happy little geek

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