You can’t spell truth without Ruth! This post contains the most must-have Ruth Bader Ginsburg gift guide, with RBG books and more, for #1 fans. She’s the diminutive Supreme Court Justice we love to love — for her work ethic, her passion for gender rights and so much more.
As a lawyer myself, I have endless respect for Justice Ginsburg. While I struggled to keep my head above water in law school, she excelled in doing so: (1) in the Ivy League; (2) as a mother; and (3) as the wife of a law student with cancer. I bow down!
And it’s pretty shocking how little her esteemed degree and accomplishments meant in the real world — simply because she was a woman. Thus began an accomplished career fighting for gender rights.
And as one of the few women to ever serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, she earned pop-culture status for her passionate dissents from the majority opinion.
We also love her for her strength (both literal, as a multiple cancer survivor herself, who works out regularly into her 80s), her love of opera, and her unlikely friendship with conservative Justice Scalia.
So, below is my Ruth Bader Ginsburg gift guide, with the best books about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and RBG-themed merchandise.
Best Books About Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Below are the best books about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, all of which I have personally read:
Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law by Jeffrey Rosen
Conversations with RBG is a unique book, composed of a series of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era.
They discuss the future of the Supreme Court and the Roe v. Wade decision, her favorite dissents, the cases she would like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, and more. Since the focus of this book is the law (and it doesn’t stray too far from constitutional topics), I recommend it for legal and historical scholars.
My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg
My Own Words is a New York Times bestselling collection of writings and interviews and speeches of (and about) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, dating back to her childhood. She discusses everything from gender equality to the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the U.S. Constitution.
At times serious and at times witty, My Own Words is an engaging way to learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg by what she has already said. The words of her husband, Marty, also stand out as he recounts the legal and real-life memories and accomplishments of his wife.
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Notorious RBG celebrates Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s status as a pop-culture phenomenon. This book commemorates everything from tattoos, music created from her dissenting opinions and viral videos, springing from the Notorious RBG Tumblr page, which illustrates Ginsburg as a rapper.
It’s a fresh look at the Justice and how she changed the world and the reader gets to know RBG like never before. I recommend this book for anyone who wants to experience and share the modern obsession with Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a fun way.
For more, read my full review of Notorious RBG with book pairings.
The RBG Way: The Secrets of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Success by Rebecca Gibian
The RBG Way is both a thoughtful and fun perspective on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It’s organized into three parts: fighting for equality; the importance of relationships; and how to be brave and create change.
It imparts wisdom and insight from RBG herself on such subjects as women’s rights, lasting partnerships and overcoming hardships, and it leaves you with meaningful RGB lessons to live by. It’s a great, charming and quick read for those looking for both an autobiographical account plus how to live like Ruth Bader Ginsburg in your own life.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Themed Gifts & Merchandise at Amazon
Below is a compilation of the best Ruth Bader Ginsburg-themed gifts and merchandise for your favorite RBG enthusiast.
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Those are the best Ruth Bader Ginsburg books & merchandise. I hope you enjoyed this Ruth Bader Ginsburg gift guide.
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