By Jeffrey Rosen - Macmillan Audio - 2019
I've read several books about RBG, but something about this one made it a favorite. Perhaps it was that the narrators and the conversations felt so personal, so intimate. Truly a must
read listen for RBG fans.
The book features recorded conversations between the author and RBG over a period of nearly 30 years. Rosen, a legal scholar, journalist and President of the National Constitution Center, shared a love of opera with the RBG, that connection on an elevator, when Rosen was a law clerk, made for a long, lasting friendship between the two.
Each chapter is a recorded conversation: Landmark Cases, Marriage Between Equals, Bill of Rights and Equal Protection, Sisters in Law, Nino, The Two Chiefs and When a Dissent Sparked a Meme. The conversations never felt dry and may made me smile and one even made me laugh out loud. In one of the conversations about the #metoomovement , RBG shared an incident she experienced while in law school. A few of the stories I was already familiar with from my other readings but, I was still so thrilled to have listened to this one - it's less than 7 hours. The narrators: Peter Ganim and Suzanne Toren were great and I couldn't believe just how similar Toren's voice was to the late RBG. I felt like I was right there in the room with them.
Rating - 5/5 stars