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Spectacularly Dry

3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

As others have mentioned it is nice to hear actual speeches by RBG, unfortunately she isn't a particularly engaging orator. Linda Lavin's performance is very good.
I was disappointed that a decent amount of the book was dedicated to legal history of the Supreme Court and key Justices, as well as a variety of landmark legal cases (although not a large variety, it gets repetitive). Descriptions of these legal cases contain far more details than any discussion of RBG's life. I don't feel that I learned anything about RBG from this book that isn't in her wikipedia article.
I have no doubt those interested in legal history, with RBG's life used as a loose framing mechanism, would enjoy this book.

(FWIW I did not find it to be self congratulatory at all as some other commenters have mentioned. Any accomplishments [of which she has had many] were included very matter-of-factly.)

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