Jeffrey Rosen is a law professor at George Washington University and a legal writer. He first met Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when he was a young law clerk. They discovered a mutual love of opera, and began a friendship that has lasted more than twenty years. These thirteen recorded conversations began in 1990 and continue into the present. They talk about landmark cases, the Bill of Rights and equal protection, her view of Row v Wade, her bouts with cancer and her fitness exercises, the other Supreme Court justices and just about everything important to her. I know less than nothing about the law and the workings of the courts, yet I found the discussions of cases and how they are resolved very interesting, and I loved tiny glimpses of her personal life. If you want a fist glimpse into the workings of a great mind, you will enjoy this book. If you have followed her career for years, you will find nothing new, but may find it interesting to hear her own words.
eGalley review Publication date 11.5.19