Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law

Written by:
Jeffrey Rosen
Narrated by:
Peter Ganim , Suzanne Toren

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2019
6 hours 56 minutes
'The audiobook version includes recorded conversations between the two from the 1990s to the present, delivering a compelling informal profile. As a permanent record of Ginsburg’s voice and fighting spirit, it’s an inspiring listen.' — Paste

This program includes recorded conversations between Jeffrey Rosen and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

In this audiobook, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, through an extraordinary series of conversations with the head of the National Constitution Center.

Conversations with RBG is a remarkable and unique audiobook, an informal portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her 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 apparent in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution and for opera.

With Justice Ginsburg’s approval, Rosen has collected her wisdom from their many conversations in which she discusses the future of the Supreme Court and Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, how to lead a productive and compassionate life. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired women and men of all ages to embrace the “Notorious RBG.”

Whatever the topic, 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.
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Donald C.

The discussions of constitutional issues were absolutely fascinating. The narrators did a fine job. But, the director's decision to have the narrators mimic the author's and subject's laughter was stupid. And the author's drooling obsequiousness was downright nauseating.

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Fascinating conversations about fundamental constitutional issues, leavened with discussions of RGB's personal life and love of opera. The interviewer, Jeff Rosen, is both a consummate professional, and a long-time personal friend. Discussions were well crafted and organized. Excellent narration.

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