PositiveThe Atlantic\"In a revealing new biography, 15 years in the making, Jane Sherron De Hart helps untangle the mystery of the decorous Ginsburg as feminist gladiator ... De Hart well understands that this project is itself sexist—feminist litigator as kindergarten teacher, gently persuading, carefully encouraging male empathy—and that Ginsburg succeeded by being the very opposite of a firebrand. De Hart also appreciates that Ginsburg’s approach was almost her undoing in the generation that followed ... De Hart details the ways in which Ginsburg has emerged in recent years as a newly vocal critic of the conservative majority’s systematic dismantling of voting rights, workers’ rights, and reproductive rights ... [De Hart\'s portrait of Ginberg is] ample...\
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
PositiveThe Washington PostAt the heart of My Own Words is an abiding commitment to civility, to institutional norms, to the infinite possibilities of dialogue and cooperation, and to the now-dubious notion that protecting outsiders and others is a core American value ... The collection is organized in a fashion that makes it hard to locate a strong narrative arc. But to the extent that a clarion voice emerges, it is a devotion to the rule of law as an ordering force ... My Own Words is the furthest thing from sexy. Unless you find a very precise woman sexy — which many of us do. But as a collection of thoughtful writing about perseverance and community and the law, it is a tonic to the current national discourse. When Notorious RBG herself steps out of these norms, it is only awkwardly. My Own Words reveals in fine relief how much she believes to be at stake.
Melvin I. Urofsky
RaveThe New York Times Book ReviewUrofsky’s extraordinarily careful analysis and sense of historical depth make Dissent and the Supreme Court an important book, one that explores some of the most significant dissents in the history of that institution.