I’ve already recommended this book to 2 people, and that was when I was only halfway done. I read this book at lunch at work, and everyone who asked what I was reading got a recommendation. I also cried a few times. RBG made me feel a little inadequate in my life choices, but that doesn’t make me like her less!
RBG is an exceptional woman. After all, she’s the lady who answered “9” when she was asked how many women Supreme Court justices would make her happy. She’s spent her career trying to further equality, whether in personal and private matters, or workplace and very non-private matters. Other women who’ve come after her know that they have her to thank for the easier time they had. She cheered Elena Kagan and Sonya Sotomayor on when they were confirmed. She was also very close friends with Justice Scalia (I say WAS because since the book was published, Scalia has died). RBG is the ultimate example of separating work from personal (as far as the SCOTUS goes). She is a workaholic, but she knew that cases she disagreed with other justices on weren’t personal attacks.
I love how reverently the two women who wrote this book talk about RBG. They point out all of her accomplishments, and all of her assets. Even when she lost a case, it still felt like a victory to read. I’m pretty sure that after reading this book, RBG is my new hero. I don’t know why she wasn’t all along!!