"My Own Words": Ruth Bader Ginsburg Publishes First Book Since Becoming Supreme Court Justice in 1993
Oct 4, 2016
"Words could paint pictures... Choosing the right word, and the right word order... could make an enormous difference," MAKER Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) penned in her recently released book "My Own Words," published by Simon & Schuster.
And since few know how to choose their words quite as eloquently as RBG, this new novel — her first since she became a Supreme Court Justice in 1993 — is sure to be a bestseller.
Making for "a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches" RBG covers an array of topics from gender equality and the Supreme Court, to life as a Jewish woman and interpreting the U.S. Constitution.
While her biographers wished to have the book published closer to when the 83 year old was set to retire from the Supreme Court, she was not entirely sure that would be any time soon, so they "decided to flip the order."
"I will retire when it's time," RBG told NPR's Nina Totenberg, "When I can't do the job full-steam."
Watch Ginsburg's exclusive MAKERS interview in the video player above and order a copy of her autobiography on Amazon.
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