Why Did I Listen To My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was such an iconic woman in American history. I was so saddened by her death and the events that immediately followed it. And I wanted to learn more about the woman that had helped change the course of American history in so many different ways so requested the audiobook of My Own Words from Libby.
What’s The Story Here?
My Own Words is Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s memoir of her life both before and during her appointment as Supreme Court Justice. It offers her views and her decisions on topics such as gender equality, being Jewish, the Supreme court, and the law both within the United States and outside the nations respective borders. It also discusses her relationships both personal and professional with her colleagues on the Supreme Court.
How Did I Like My Own Words?
I loved listening to My Own Words. Ruth Bader Ginsburg held no punches when describing her life and the things that she had seen and done. From a young girl in Brooklyn to a law student to a wife and mother and to a Supreme Court justice, this was a woman who had seen and done so much. She was constantly growing and developing as a person, not wanting to become stagnant. This influenced the way in which she lived her life and made all of her decisions.
How’s The Narration?
The audiobook My Own Words went by really quickly for me. It is narrated by Linda Lavin and is 13 hours and 16 minutes but never really feels this long. There is also recordings of Ruth Bader Ginsburg throughout as well. Part of me wishes that the entire book was narrated by her because I was so captivated by her whenever she spoke. This is not to say that Linda Lavin did not do a good job because she did but, there was only one RBG and you could hear her strength and her wisdom whenever she spoke. My Own Words demonstrated exactly how strong, tenacious, funny, and full of heart she could be.
Rating: 5 Stars
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