Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Dey Street Books
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7.7 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

Irin Carmon is a journalist covering gender, politics, and law. She's a contributing writer for the Washington Post's Outlook section and a distinguished fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard. She has been a national reporter at MSNBC, Salon, and Jezebel.

Shana Knizhnik is a civil rights attorney. While a student at NYU law school, she created the Notorious R.B.G. Tumblr, a feminist website dedicated to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her lifelong fight for equality and social justice.

"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
Carmon and Knizhnik write powerfully about the progression of Ginsburg's legal career. In particular, they make vivid the development of her trademark arguments ... In her fierce honesty, resolute realness, and, yes, innate sense of style (those collars!), Ginsburg emerges as a cultural icon worthy of her own fanbase--Kate Tuttle, The Boston Globe
"What a wonderful book: The annotated dissents! The knockout photos! Why she likes to write through the night! The litany of big cases she won as a lawyer, and how she picked them! How she made Bill Clinton cry! Notorious RBG is a laugh-out-loud joy to read."--Rachel Maddow
"This breezy, fun and thoughtful take on the life of the Justice explains exactly why a new generation created and embraced the Cult of Ginsburg."--Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Oath and The Nine
"This rigorously reported book shines a new light on the groundbreaking cases Ginsburg litigated challenging gender stereotypes."--Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU
"A deeply original mashup of pop culture and serious scholarship. I plan to give a copy to both of my daughters."--Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Devil in the Grove
"If you admired RBG before, Carmon and Knizhnik will make you fall in love with her, not only as a feminist hero but a human being."--Vogue
"Clark Kent had Superman. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has Notorious R.B.G.... Carmon and Knizhnik have turned R.B.G's robe into a cape."--New York Times Book Review
"[The Notorious RBG] book mixes cheeky fan art with a serious - and stirring - account of Ginsburg's life and work, covering everything from her trailblazing legal career to her current exercise regimen."--Rolling Stone
"After this treatment, surely, Biggie would agree that RBG truly is notorious."
"[F]ull of feminist fairy dust. Read it."
"[R]iddled with fascinating revelations about the beloved and, yes, notorious U.S. Supreme Court justice...the book eloquently and thoroughly demonstrates once and for all that RBG backs her whip smart, often snarky one-liners with a substantive feminist legacy."--Mic
"You may never get to chat with RBG herself, but through the book, you can let her quotes inspire you and guide your way in all of life's events."--Bustle
"In her fierce honesty, resolute realness, and, yes, innate sense of style (those collars!), Ginsburg emerges as a cultural icon worthy of her own fanbase."--Boston Globe