Rejoice, For the Notorious RBG Is Blessing Us With A Book
One of our few living ambassadors of greatness, the arbiter of justice and dispenser of unmatchable side-eye Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be blessing us unworthy mortals with her new book “My Own Words” slated for release January 2017.
The press release says it will be”a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the work ways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond U.S. shores when interpreting the U.S. Constitution,”
My curiosity is specifically in regards to lawyers in opera and the potential drama there. Has Ginsburg ever had to settle a legal case between two clients with passionate voices capable of shattering glass? Do the parameters of law shift with the melodies of an Aria? Mostly I wanna know if she’s ever mediated Shakespearean type drama or been romanced by an opera singer.
The writing and organization of the book itself will be somewhat collaborative, as the press release states:
The writings will be selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett (Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law) and Wendy W. Williams (Professor Emerita, Georgetown Law). Justice Ginsburg will write an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams will write introductions to each of the chapters, giving brief biographical context and including limited quotes from a few of the hundreds of interviews they have conducted for their forthcoming biography of Justice Ginsburg, which Simon & Schuster will publish at a date to be determined.
Honestly, the biographical content is what I’m here for. I want deep-cuts on RBG’s personal life and admirable traversing of the male-dominated and incredibly stressful world of politics, and although this book isn’t a memoir, I’m going to employ hawk eyes to glean as much inside information on RBG as possible, because she inspires that.