Conversations with RBG

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7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday
November 14, 2019
Central Library
Special Event Center (1st floor)

710 W. César Chávez St.
512-974-7400
Conversations with RBG
Jeffrey Rosen discusses Justice Ginsburg

An intimate look at the life and career of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her own words, through an extraordinary series of conversations

This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice’s observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is evident in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution—and for opera.

In Conversations with RBG, Justice Ginsburg discusses the future of Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, and how to lead a productive, compassionate life, and of course the future of the Supreme Court itself. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired Americans of all ages to embrace the woman known to all as “Notorious RBG.”

Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting—and often surprising—to say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. Conversations with RBG is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero.

Jeffrey Rosen is the author of six books, most recently Louis D. Brandeis and William Howard Taft. He is the president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center, a law professor at George Washington University, and a contributing editor for The Atlantic. He was previously the legal affairs editor of The New Republic and a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Mr. Rosen will sign copies following the discussion, and Book People will be on site for book sales.

Meet the Author events provide an opportunity to hear a writer read their work aloud and discuss it with an audience.

Listen to writers read their work aloud and discuss it with an audience.
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Central Library

Special Event Center (1st floor)
512-974-7400 | 710 W. César Chávez St.
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