Conversations with RBG by Jeffrey Rosen

Conversations with RBG

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 presid...

Details Conversations with RBG

TitleConversations with RBG
Release DateNov 5th, 2019
PublisherHenry Holt & Company
GenreNonfiction, Politics, Biography, History

Reviews Conversations with RBG

  • Barbara
    Ruth Bader GinsbergThe book's author, Jeffrey Rosen, is an American scholar and law professor who's been called "the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator." Jeffrey RosenRosen first met Ruth Bader Ginsberg in an elevator in 1991, when he was a law clerk and she was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Not knowing what to say, Rosen blurted out a question about what opera Ginsburg had seen recent...
  • Toni
    An interesting introduction to work and life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I liked the way the author chose to let the reader discover the opinions and hopes of this remarkable woman through her cases and her own words.Thank you to Edelweiss and Henry Holt Co. for the review copy provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
  • Moonkiszt
    Ruth Bader Ginsberg IS a treasure to this country, and a personal hero of mine, and all the millions of other roles she plays in the lives of strangers she doesn't even know - that's a spectacular mantle to wear, and she does it with panache!Conversations with RGB is a treat. Each is introduced with the background to place the conversation in context, and then the recorded session transcribed for readers now and forever to slide our benches close...
  • Sarah-Hope
    I'm going to open by saying I was disappointed by this book—but I'm hoping you'll keep reading this review and still consider it as a book you might enjoy. The good news• It's a delight to hear stories from Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and career in her own words.• The fact that this book is based on conversations makes the prose reader-friendly.• The book offers a great introduction to the development of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legal thinkin...
  • Donna Davis
    This is the RBG book I’ve been waiting for. My huge thanks go to Net Galley and Henry Holt Publishers for the review copy. This book will be publicly available November 5, 2019. Justice Ginsburg wants us to know that the sky is not falling. Though progressive thinkers see great cause for concern, primarily within the executive branch of the federal government, the U.S. Constitution hasn’t changed, and the Supreme Court, she insists, is made u...
  • Nancy
    I admit my knowledge and understanding of the Supreme Court is barely adequate, based mostly on headline news and gleanings from my readings in history and biographies.With some trepidation, I proceeded to read Conversations with RBG, worried it would be 'over my head.'I was immediately pleased to find Jeffrey Rosen's book was informative, with a good sense of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg's personality and ideas about "life, love, liberty, and law...
  • Katherine
    The way the data is formatted makes the chapters very repetitive but I love hearing all about RBG and her cases. I enjoyed it a ton.
  • Rachel Noel
    *Free copy for an honest reviewLike many people, I only really started paying attention to politics in the past few years. I knew that Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) was an important figure, but never really looked further into it. When she needed surgery and people were clamoring to offer their blood and organs, whatever she needed, I figured I should read up on her. Fortunately this book became available and I took the opportunity to educate myself....
  • Arik Hardin
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an American hero and an inspiration, and I so enjoyed reading her story in her own words. Although the world is in a state of terror and disarray right now, hearing RBG's insight and optimism have really made me hopeful for our future (at least a little bit). If you're a fan of RBG but don't know that much about her life and career, this is an excellent way to fall more in love with her.
  • EsquiredToRead
    Really good and I would really recommend this one. Yes, it was a little repetitive but still an important and good read.
  • Tzipora
    I adore Ruth Bader Ginsburg and wanted to love this book. In fact, I thought I wanted to buy it but am glad I ended up getting access to it through Net Galley because I would’ve been upset to have spent my money on this. I think it would’ve been a nice coffee table type book of RBG interviews and quotes. Or it could’ve been a nice introduction to her, her gender discrimination cases, experiences on the Supreme Court, and thoughts and views....
  • Wendy
    I received a free copy from Henry Holt and Co. through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Jeffrey Rosen's interviews with Ruth Bader Ginsburg are captured in Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law and provide a sense of who Ginsburg is both inside and outside of the court. Considering that Rosen and Ginsburg have known each other since 1991, their friendship and deep respect come through in the text. O...
  • Jackie
    Ruth Bader Ginsberg has become a very popular figure in our culture in the past few years. This book by Jeffrey Rosen has information, background and, most importantly, interviews with RBG. Justice Ginsberg reveals herself as a brilliant, thoughtful, and amazing person. She shows herself to be worthy of all the attention.
  • Emma
    In the last year or so, I think I’ve read four books on RBG, in addition to watching the documentary and movie. So when I picked this up, I wasn’t expecting to learn anything I didn’t already know.I was wrong. And I came away loving her more. She is well-spoken and thoughtful.
  • Donna Hines
    A fab insight into the workings and innermost thoughts of RBG in her own words during one on one conversation with this legal scholar and author.I truly enjoyed the expert commentary and workings of the most important cases of our history including Roe v. Wade and Brown v Board of Education to name just a few.It's remarkable at her age that she's not only in continuous pursuit of excellence but is remarkably in good spirits and health to even be ...
  • Kelly
    Love love love her. Love. I'm giving this a four star rating simply because, and I wonder if the Justice would agree, but there are a few too many instances where things are repeated as if we're reading it for the first time. Granted I understand this book is a series of sit-down interviews, but I think editing could've allowed for less repetitiveness. It would not have detracted from the overall message/story - but I get why it is the way it is....
  • Preeti
    This book is a great introduction to Ruth Bader Ginsburg but it may not provide any new information for fans that have followed her career since the beginning. I only recently watched her documentaries on Netflix so I had some knowledge of RBG already and this book served as a great addition. In the book we get a rundown of her landmark cases, her thoughts on marriage, the cases she would overturn as well as her thoughts on the #metoo movement an...
  • Jodi Geever
    A few disclaimers before my review: I am a long-time admirer of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I have read multiple biographies, seen a few documentaries and the feature On the Basis of Sex. RBG's impact on the law is important and timely and I feel that as a professional woman who has directly benefited by some Supreme Court decisions she was a part of, I am in her debt. Okay, now the review: This book is a good introduction to the work of RBG, including ...
  • Jeimy
    Because I love reading about RBG, I enjoyed reading this book. However, because I have read so many books about RBG, this one offered no new insights to the Supreme Court Justice's life and work. The reason why I gave the book 4 stars is because it is a bit repetitive--the introductions give away key moments of each interview so that by the time you read the interview it is almost as if you have read the same thing twice.
  • Laura Hoffman Brauman
    I am in awe of Ginsburg's mind and always enjoy reading about her. She is so incredibly articulate and thoughtful in her response. I also appreciate how she speaks about the collegiality of the court and how people with very different personal views work together, disagree professionally, speak passionately, and still remain respectful in everything they do.
  • Patricia
    I listened to this in audio form and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the conversations between the author and RBG. Yes, I’m one of her true fans. But, I also found her perspectives on current issues fascinating and insightful in my role as a student of history.
  • Annette Murano
    Very interesting insight into her reasoning behind decisions. Written in 2019, it's current and discusses recent cases and topics. At times the chapters felt repetitive, as they began with a summary of the chapter topic, then went to the interview discussing what was covered in the summary.
  • Linda
    This book gives you an insight into RBG's philosophy about cases and how the Supreme Court should react to cases.Very interesting and well written.
  • Kat
    I liked RBG previous to listening to this book, but post listening - my respect for her has grown exponentially! I highly recommend!
  • Leslie N
    Enjoyed the interview style of this book and found myself wanting to learn more about our RBG and the work she has done for this country.
  • Jennifer Mangler
    As someone who's done a fair bit of reading about Ginsburg, this book didn't really include anything I didn't already know. Still, it was delightful to read the conversations between her and Rosen.
  • Jessica
    Jeffrey Rosen had a chance encounter with Ruth Bader Ginsburg when they were both working on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. That encounter turned into a genuine friendship and over the years Rosen and Ginsburg discussed all kinds of personal and professional issues. This book is a collection of their conversations divided into topics like "Her Landmark Cases" and "Marriage Between Equals." The book is unique in th...