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Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Bedtime Biography: Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik is a biography of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazing Supreme Court Justice who fought for gender equality and civil rights. The book explores her life and legacy as an iconic feminist figure.

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    US Supreme Court Justice. Modern feminist hero. Unlikely pop icon. That’s right – in this bedtime biography, we’re exploring the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

    From her inauspicious childhood in Brooklyn to capturing the public imagination with her scathing dissents on the bench, we’ll chronicle one woman’s lifelong fight to give American women and men equal rights. 

    It’s a tale of dedication and perseverance, to be sure – but also one of empowerment, empathy, and love. So cozy up, and prepare to be inspired!

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    Narrated by Valeri Ross

    Music by Federico Coderoni

    Notorious RBG (2015) chronicles the life story of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. From her childhood in Brooklyn – when she was known by her nickname, Kiki – to capturing the public imagination with her scathing dissents on the bench, these blinks portray one woman’s relentless fight to give American women and men equal rights under the country’s legislation.

    Bedtime Biography: Notorious RBG Review

    Bedtime Biography: Notorious RBG (2015) tells the story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her profound impact on American law and culture. Here's why this book is a must-read:

    • Featuring insightful analysis and interviews with RBG herself, it provides a comprehensive understanding of her groundbreaking legal career.
    • The book explores RBG's fight for gender equality and her role as a champion for women's rights, making it both informative and inspiring.
    • With its candid portrayal of RBG's life and personality, the book humanizes her and adds depth to her already remarkable legacy.

    Who should read Bedtime Biography: Notorious RBG?

    • Millennials interested in the life of America’s most unassuming pop icon
    • Students of US history, law, and politics
    • Social activists and feminists looking for inspiration

    About the Author

    Irin Carmon is an Israeli-American journalist and commentator. She is a CNN contributor, a senior correspondent at New York Magazine, and was previously a national reporter at MSNBC.

    Shana Knizhnik is an American lawyer and author from Philadelphia. In 2013, she created the viral Notorious R.B.G. Tumblr, where she chronicled memes and articles about Justice Ginsberg.

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    The main message of Bedtime Biography: Notorious RBG is the extraordinary life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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    Bedtime Biography: Notorious RBG is worth reading for those who want to learn about the inspirational life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    Who is the author of Bedtime Biography: Notorious RBG?

    The authors of Bedtime Biography: Notorious RBG are Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik.

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