Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

by Jeffrey Rosen

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Overview

In her own words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center.

This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice’s observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is apparent in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution—and for opera.

In Conversations with RBG, Justice Ginsburg discusses the future of Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, how to lead a productive and compassionate life, and of course the future of the Supreme Court itself. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired Americans of all ages to embrace the woman known to all as “Notorious RBG.”

Whatever the topic, Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting—and often surprising—to say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. Conversations with RBG is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250762641
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,486
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Rosen is the author of nonfiction books, including the recent Louis D. Brandeis and William Howard Taft. He is the president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center, a law professor at George Washington University, and a contributing editor for The Atlantic. He was previously the legal affairs editor of The New Republic and a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Her Landmark Gases 19

2 Marriage Between Equals 35

3 Roe 51

4 The Bill of Rights and Equal Protection 67

5 Sisters in Law 87

6 Nino 105

7 The Two Chiefs 118

8 When a Dissent Sparked a Meme 130

9 The Gases She Would Overturn 150

10 Measured Motions 166

11 #MeToo and a More Perfect Union 182

12 Margaret Atwood Meets RBG 202

13 The Heroic Legacy 217

Afterword to the Paperback Edition 235

Notes 261

Acknowledgments 271

Index 275

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