Access to Cloud Library will end after January 26, 2024, and titles from this collection will move to OverDrive/Libby. Click here for more information.

The Riviera Beach Library is currently closed.

My Own Words
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(3)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
Simon & Schuster 2016
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—"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" (Harper's Bazaar).
My Own Words "showcases Ruth Ginsburg's astonishing intellectual range" (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and 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's sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.

Witty, engaging, serious, and playful, My Own Words is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America's most influential women and "a tonic to the current national discourse" (The Washington Post).
Also in This Series
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
10/04/2016
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781501145261
ASIN:
B01E4BC1FW
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (2016). My Own Words. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 2016. My Own Words. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, My Own Words. Simon & Schuster, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. My Own Words. Simon & Schuster, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection00
Anne Arundel County Public Library11

There are 3 holds on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
3303c680-d14f-e21e-6ca1-0a2658d32e53
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 03, 2017 07:02:14
Date Updated:
Jan 31, 2023 10:34:16
Last Metadata Check:
Dec 03, 2023 06:05:53
Last Metadata Change:
Aug 28, 2023 22:42:42
Last Availability Check:
Dec 03, 2023 06:05:54
Last Availability Change:
Nov 27, 2023 09:51:57
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Dec 03, 2023 04:32:38

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{AFCA0732-368D-4912-AD44-8275DF202685}IMG100.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{AFCA0732-368D-4912-AD44-8275DF202685}IMG200.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/{AFCA0732-368D-4912-AD44-8275DF202685}IMG150.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/{AFCA0732-368D-4912-AD44-8275DF202685}IMG400.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781501145261
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B01E4BC1FW
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781501145261
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781501145247
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
title
My Own Words
dateAdded
2016-09-22T19:17:00Z
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=2671065
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831
sortTitle
My Own Words
crossRefId
2671065
id
AFCA0732-368D-4912-AD44-8275DF202685
starRating
3.7

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0439-1/{AFCA0732-368D-4912-AD44-8275DF202685}IMG100.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0439-1/{AFCA0732-368D-4912-AD44-8275DF202685}IMG200.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0439-1/{AFCA0732-368D-4912-AD44-8275DF202685}IMG150.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0439-1/{AFCA0732-368D-4912-AD44-8275DF202685}IMG400.JPG
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: MyOwnWords_9781501145261_2671065
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 19724178
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781501145261
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 10/4/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=afca0732-368d-4912-ad44-8275df202685&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: MyOwnWords_2671065
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B01E4BC1FW
      • name: Kindle Book
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 10/4/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=afca0732-368d-4912-ad44-8275df202685&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: MyOwnWords_9781501145261_2671065
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 15667357
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781501145261
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 10/4/2016
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=afca0732-368d-4912-ad44-8275df202685&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Ginsburg, Ruth Bader
      • bioText: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933–2020) was Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she received her BA from Cornell University, attended Harvard Law School, and received her LLB from Columbia Law School. From 1959 to 1961, Ginsburg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Edmund L. Palmieri, Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She was a professor of law at Rutgers University School of Law (1963–1972) and at Columbia Law School (1972–1980). She was appointed a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1980. President Clinton nominated her as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and she took her seat on August 10, 1993.
      • name: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Hartnett, Mary
      • bioText: Mary Hartnett is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law, focusing on international women's human rights.
      • name: Mary Hartnett
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Williams, Wendy W.
      • bioText: Wendy W. Williams is Professor Emerita at Georgetown Law, best known for her work in the area of gender and law, especially concerning issues of work and family.
      • name: Wendy W. Williams
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Politics
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2016-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
publishDateText
10/04/2016
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781501145247
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—"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" (Harper's Bazaar).
My Own Words "showcases Ruth Ginsburg's astonishing intellectual range" (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and 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's sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
My Own Words
fullDescription
The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—"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" (Harper's Bazaar).
My Own Words "showcases Ruth Ginsburg's astonishing intellectual range" (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and 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's sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.

Witty, engaging, serious, and playful, My Own Words is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America's most influential women and "a tonic to the current national discourse" (The Washington Post).
sortTitle
My Own Words
crossRefId
2671065
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        August 29, 2016
        This collection of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s writings, spanning 70 years, is an excellent introduction to this Renaissance woman and will whet readers’ appetites for her forthcoming biography by coauthors Hartnett and Williams. No one will be surprised that it contains cogent, well-reasoned, and accessible entries on subjects of general interest, such as equal rights for women and judicial independence. Even those who have followed the octogenarian jurist over her long and distinguished tenure on the Supreme Court will find plenty of less expected items to relish, including an editorial Ginsburg wrote as an eighth grader in 1946 for her Brooklyn elementary school newspaper on the importance of the new U.N. Charter. Her passion for operas is expressed in remarks she made on the radio in 2015, analyzing how law and lawyers have been portrayed in them. At a time of bitter political partisanship, her respect and affection for colleagues with different views, as displayed in posthumous tributes to fellow justices Rehnquist and Scalia, are very welcome. The variety of subjects is impressive, and Ginsburg’s gift for concision enables her to discuss them in enough detail to engage interest while leaving the reader wanting more. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM.

      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        December 5, 2016
        This collection of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s writings, spanning 70 years, is an excellent introduction to the remarkable career of a Renaissance woman whose views on the world, coupled with her sharp, frank commentary on current events, has earned her a cult following on the Internet. Selected by Ginsburg and her authorized biographers, Hartnett and Williams, the collection covers a wide range of subjects, including gender equality, judicial independence, her respect and affection for colleagues with different views, and her passion for opera; there’s even an editorial Ginsburg wrote as an eighth grader in 1946 for her Brooklyn elementary school newspaper on the importance of the new U.N. Charter. The audio edition includes archival recordings of Ginsburg’s speeches. The other pieces are read in a straightforward manner by actress Lavin. This works well. While it’s wonderful to connect directly to Ginsburg, the justice reads aloud very slowly and precisely, with pauses between phrases so nothing is lost; it would be difficult to listen to an audiobook composed entirely of her recordings. A Simon & Schuster hardcover.

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        From the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court, a collection of writings ranging from the slight to the serious.Now 83, women's rights icon Ginsburg nears the close of her distinguished career as a law professor, appellate advocate, judge, and justice, arguably having done more to move our law in the direction of gender equality than any living person. Now, as two Georgetown Law professors, Hartnett and Williams (emerita) prepare her official biography, they have collected Ginsburg's speeches, lectures, articles, and opinions, some on offer here. They preface most of this material with explanatory, wholly complimentary notes and begin with a chapter of juvenilia, demonstrating Ginsburg's early interest in human rights and in preserving individual liberties. Passages devoted to "the lighter side" of life at the Supreme Court include, for example, Ginsburg's musings on lawyers depicted in opera, not least her own "starring" role in Scalia/Ginsburg. There follows a section on "waypavers" and "pathmarkers," Ginsburg's tributes to, among others, Belva Lockwood, the first woman admitted to the Supreme Court Bar, Gloria Steinem, "the face of feminism," and Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first woman justice. Especially good are the author's observations on the court's "Jewish seat" and her charming lecture on four notable Supreme Court wives. These, and many other agreeable selections, are characterized as "remarks," delivered and often recycled for various audiences. The collection also contains numerous bench announcements, summaries of some of Ginsburg's most consequential opinions and dissents, and a few revealing essays that offer keys to her jurisprudence: for example, her perspective on the role of dissents, the value of consulting foreign law, and the wisdom of "measured motions" by the judiciary, wherein she mildly criticizes Roe v. Wade for provoking a backlash and halting "a political process that was moving in a reform direction." Only the most dedicated Ginsburg fans, and there are many, will devour everything here, but most readers will find items of interest from this icon of women's rights. COPYRIGHT(1) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        Starred review from October 15, 2016

        This compendium of Ginsburg's lectures and addresses, compiled with her official biographers Mary Harnett and Wendy W. Williams, perfectly complements the work of others on the topic of the justice's life and writing. The book consists of five illustrative parts: "Early Years and Lighter Side," "Tributes to Waypavers and Pathmarkers," "On Gender Equality: Women and the Law," "A Judge Becomes a Justice," and "The Justice on Judging and Justice." These representative pieces cogently excerpt Justice Ginsburg's writings from a high school newspaper editorial to famous Supreme Court dissents. Along the way, Ginsburg pays homage to struggles of Jewish and female attorneys and jurists. Not surprisingly, she serves as an exemplar, and her work toward gender equality is well represented in this superb book. "Workways of the Supreme Court," her remarks on the inner workings of Supreme Court practice and procedure, should be required reading for first year law students and for the rest of us as well. VERDICT Indispensable for readers of Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik's Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and invaluable to fans of the Notorious RBG and to students of Anglo-American jurisprudence. [See "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 9/1/16, p. 29.]--Lynne Maxwell, West Virginia Univ. Coll. of Law Lib., Morgantown

        Copyright 2016 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        September 15, 2016
        Supreme Court justices don't usually attain rock-star status. Tell that to the Notorious RBG, as she's been dubbed. After nearly a quarter-century on the bench, Ginsburg is unquestionably the most starworthy of a cohort that typically relies heavily upon anonymity. The subject of an opera, a blog, and what is probably an embarrassing array of kitschy memorabilia, Ginsburg has captured the popular imagination for the depth of her devotion to basic rights for all humanity but most especially for those causes that advance gender equality. With the assistance of her official biographers, Mary Hartnett and Wendy H. Williams, who introduce each chapter, Ginsburg offers a compilation of her finest writing, beginning with an editorial for her school newspaper when she was only 13 years old and culminating with highlights from the Court's most recent term. Paying homage to the trailblazers she has admired throughout her career, Ginsburg also speaks to the broader issues and background ruminations behind groundbreaking Court decisions. Readers will gain unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the Supreme Court and garner unparalleled appreciation for one of its finest minds.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        September 1, 2016
        From the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court, a collection of writings ranging from the slight to the serious.Now 83, women's rights icon Ginsburg nears the close of her distinguished career as a law professor, appellate advocate, judge, and justice, arguably having done more to move our law in the direction of gender equality than any living person. Now, as two Georgetown Law professors, Hartnett and Williams (emerita) prepare her official biography, they have collected Ginsburg's speeches, lectures, articles, and opinions, some on offer here. They preface most of this material with explanatory, wholly complimentary notes and begin with a chapter of juvenilia, demonstrating Ginsburg's early interest in human rights and in preserving individual liberties. Passages devoted to "the lighter side" of life at the Supreme Court include, for example, Ginsburg's musings on lawyers depicted in opera, not least her own "starring" role in Scalia/Ginsburg. There follows a section on "waypavers" and "pathmarkers," Ginsburg's tributes to, among others, Belva Lockwood, the first woman admitted to the Supreme Court Bar, Gloria Steinem, "the face of feminism," and Sandra Day O'Connor, the court's first woman justice. Especially good are the author's observations on the court's "Jewish seat" and her charming lecture on four notable Supreme Court wives. These, and many other agreeable selections, are characterized as "remarks," delivered and often recycled for various audiences. The collection also contains numerous bench announcements, summaries of some of Ginsburg's most consequential opinions and dissents, and a few revealing essays that offer keys to her jurisprudence: for example, her perspective on the role of dissents, the value of consulting foreign law, and the wisdom of "measured motions" by the judiciary, wherein she mildly criticizes Roe v. Wade for provoking a backlash and halting "a political process that was moving in a reform direction." Only the most dedicated Ginsburg fans, and there are many, will devour everything here, but most readers will find items of interest from this icon of women's rights.

        COPYRIGHT(2016) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

popularity
1398
publisher
Simon & Schuster
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L2BaQAAAOQCAAA1L/products/afca0732-368d-4912-ad44-8275df202685/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
afca0732-368d-4912-ad44-8275df202685
starRating
3.7
bisacCodes
      • code: BIO020000
      • description: Biography & Autobiography / Lawyers & Judges
      • code: BIO022000
      • description: Biography & Autobiography / Women
      • code: POL040030
      • description: POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Judicial Branch