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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This one
was an old read and I never thought of sharing until recently. It was framed in the period where I read a lot about the court, lawyers and law school. That period had been frozen and put away, together with the books associated with it.

I loved this book because it made Ruth Bader Ginsburg, such a formidable force in our highest court, human. And don't we all love the human side of unfamiliar people? Oh, and don't be fooled by the title, there is nothing notorious about RBG in this book. The title was meant to be satirical. It actually originated from this namesake tumblr feed.

The details of the book had been buried in memory but now that I am writing about it, they start to come back to me. It was such an enticing read that I couldn't put it down. I remembered how she planned her pregnancy so that she had her baby during summer vacation. I remembered her love story - she had a great love, until the very end. I remembered the last letter her husband wrote her before he died. I cried reading it. And I read it over and over.

This will be a book that I will be handling to my daughter. I love rebels, especially the quiet but sure kind. The kind of rebel RGB manifested. There are limitations in the times we live, but RBG rose above hers and will forever inspire generations to come.

We need more of her in the highest court.


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