Notorious RBG - Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

Notorious RBG

By Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik

  • Release Date: 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 135 Ratings



Featured in the forthcoming documentary, RBG

“The authors make this unassuming, most studious woman come pulsing to life. . . . Notorious RBG may be a playful project, but it asks to be read seriously. . . . That I responded so personally to it is a testimony to [its] storytelling and panache.”— Jennifer Senior, New York Times

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg never asked for fame—she has only tried to make the world a little better and a little freer.

But nearly a half-century into her career, something funny happened to the octogenarian: she won the internet. Across America, people who weren’t even born when Ginsburg first made her name as a feminist pioneer are tattooing themselves with her face, setting her famously searing dissents to music, and making viral videos in tribute.

Notorious RBG, inspired by the Tumblr that amused the Justice herself and brought to you by its founder and an award-winning feminist journalist, is more than just a love letter. It draws on intimate access to Ginsburg's family members, close friends, colleagues, and clerks, as well an interview with the Justice herself. An original hybrid of reported narrative, annotated dissents, rare archival photos and documents, and illustrations, the book tells a never-before-told story of an unusual and transformative woman who transcends generational divides. As the country struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stands as a testament to how far we can come with a little chutzpah.


  • Amazing!!

    By Naduray
    I love Her so much and reading her story is amazing. She is a beautiful soul.
  • Wow

    By AussieBlu
    Wow......what an amazing woman!
  • Great introduction to an American landmark...

    By theaney
    This beautifully written and illustrated introduction to RBG restores confidence in the America being torn apart by Trumpisms in the 2016 elections.
  • A joy to read

    By Alexandra7973
    This book was so fun to read. It was well researched and I feel that I got a true picture of RBG and what makes her tick.