You will not be surprised to hear that I’m kicking off Women’s History Month by contemplating Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She resisted and persisted, and still does.
(From I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark.)
Of course I would like the entire world to read I Dissent, but let me also bring to your attention RBG’s own book–My Own Words, a collection of her writings and speeches, thoughtfully curated by Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Excellent reading, it was published in October. I love the contents, and I love the cover, taken from Justice Ginsburg’s official Supreme Court portrait, painted by Constance P. Beaty (and just unveiled at the Court last week!).
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I learned this was coming about ten days ago–publishers get advance notice from the Times and writers get the heads-up from their publishers. But until I had The New York Times Book Review of February 12, 2017 in my hand, I wasn’t quite ready to believe it. Now I’ve got today’s paper. The best sellers are listed there in black and white. There’s newsprint on my fingers. I still don’t quite believe it, but I don’t deny it!
I Dissent was sold out for several weeks–I’m sorry to the parents and grandparents and aunts and uncles and educators who got in touch to ask WHERE ARE THE BOOKS!–but now we’re back in stock everywhere. Read, dissent, repeat!