Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Creator Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York : Simon & Schuster, [2016]
  • Physical Details
    • xix, 371 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781501145247, 150114524X, 9781501145254, 1501145258, 9781501145261
  • OCLC ocn946693458


  • "The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993--a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women's rights, and popular culture. My Own Words is a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on 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 contains a sampling, selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. Justice Ginsburg has written an Introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams introduce each chapter, giving biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America's most influential women"--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Part one : early years and lighter side -- Part two : tributes to waypavers and pathmarkers -- Part three : on gender equality : women and the law -- Part four : a judge becomes a justice -- Part five : the justice on judging and justice
  • Early years and lighter side -- Tributes to waypavers and pathmarkers -- On gender equality: women and the law -- A judge becomes a Justice -- The Justice on judging and justice