My Own Words

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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 offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways 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. 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.


  • MyOwnWords 01 Title

    Duration: 52s
  • MyOwnWords 02 Preface

    Duration: 16min
  • MyOwnWords 03 Part1

    Duration: 13min
  • MyOwnWords 04 1

    Duration: 05min
  • MyOwnWords 05 2

    Duration: 10min
  • MyOwnWords 06 3

    Duration: 09min
  • MyOwnWords 07 4

    Duration: 16min
  • MyOwnWords 08 5

    Duration: 17min
  • MyOwnWords 09 6

    Duration: 10min
  • MyOwnWords 10 7

    Duration: 09min
  • MyOwnWords 11 8

    Duration: 14min
  • MyOwnWords 12 Part2

    Duration: 01min
  • MyOwnWords 13 1

    Duration: 12min
  • MyOwnWords 14 2

    Duration: 20min
  • MyOwnWords 15 3

    Duration: 18min
  • MyOwnWords 16 4

    Duration: 06min
  • MyOwnWords 17 5

    Duration: 14min
  • MyOwnWords 18 6

    Duration: 04min
  • MyOwnWords 19 7

    Duration: 33min
  • MyOwnWords 20 Part3

    Duration: 12min
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