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Author: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Narrator: Linda Lavin Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781508226291
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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 is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on 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 contains a sampling, 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.

This audiobook features archival original recordings of Justice Ginsburg’s speeches and bench announcements. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “What emerges is not a portrait of a take-no-prisoners advocate but a strategic legal plotter who understands how to bring her audience around to her point of view.”

    USA Today

  • “Much recommended…for smart, ambitious nieces. And nephews, too.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation’s most influential voices in both law and public opinion.”


  • “Exceedingly readable, thanks to Ginsburg’s characteristically precise and unembellished prose.”


  • “This fascinating audiobook is a series of recorded speeches by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with introductions and background segments read by Linda Lavin. Using crisp tones, Lavin brings Ginsburg’s legal career to life… Lavin’s narration is fluid and appropriately emotional, depending upon the subject matter…The recordings vary in quality, depending upon their age and venue; some are barely audible, while others are crisp and clear. This work is a fascinating look at Ginsburg’s role in shaping the Court’s interpretation of the Constitution.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
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