I started reading the collection of speeches and writing by Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Justice serving the Supreme Court of the United States. I’m almost 100 pages in and so here’s my first impression!
WOW. I’m normally not the biggest non-fiction reader, I usually get bored at some point – however, I won’t get bored here. This book is truly fantastic, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an inspirational woman who’s accomplished so much in her life and I’m just super in awe every time I read a speech/ text written by her. She screams sophisticated and emancipated and fighting for women’s rights, she’s been a role model for hundreds of young women all over the world and I have to say, I think she’s become a role model for me as well.
More to the book: the aspect of being a “collection of speeches and writings” and some additional informations is a great format. I started reading this and thought I’d be reading an autobiography (the title would fit!) and at first, I was super surprised – but this format is so much more complex, it shows so much more facets that a text meant to be “a text about me” because speeches weren’t meant to be written as an autobiography, does that make sense?
The book comprises speeches about other inspirational women given by RBG, about her friends/ respected colleagues on the Supreme Court, articles published in her school newspaper at the age of 13, a text dedicated to her by her husband and daughter – so many different point of views displaying her character!
I’m super excited to continue and hope to finish it soon – happy reading!