My Own Words - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

My Own Words

By Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  • Release Date: 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 12 Ratings


The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture.

My Own Words offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women.


  • Unfinished Business

    By Natacha Fontaine
    Justice Ginsburg is worthy of all credit bestowed upon her for the recent progress of women’s issues, and I thank her profoundly on behalf of women around the world. However, we are far from the finish line. When I woke up on November 9th, 2016, and I realized that the Electoral College system robbed us of our first woman president. I say robbed because, the Honorable Hillary Clinton received three million more votes than the president elect. I was livid that the United States would dismiss three million of its own people’s voices. What ever happened to we are all created equal? I am sure I am not alone on this, but I think it is time we take a good hard look at the way we elect our leaders. We are not half of a country, so why are we only listening to half of our people? To be sure that we are listening to all of our people, we should abolish the Electoral College and simplify the whole process; one person, one vote. Then, we would never have to doubt the results of our elections, and we the People would be speaking with a unified voice.
  • Disgraceful!

    By MikeBrown2020
    Despicable little Witch! I wish there was an option for NO STARS! She doesn't even rate the one. Just disgraceful!