My Own Words drops January 2017—just in time to buy a copy for every woman graduating from law school anywhere in America.

The news comes via Sarah Weinman, news editor at Publisher’s Lunch. Simon and Schuster is publishing; their announcement takes great care to note that this is Ginsburg’s first book since becoming a justice in 1993.

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According to the press release, the book will be “a selection of writings and speeches by Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, on being Jewish, on law and lawyers in opera, and on the value of looking beyond U.S. shores when interpreting the U.S. Constitution.” The collection will be a bit of a collaborative effort:

The writings will be selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett (Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law) and Wendy W. Williams (Professor Emerita, Georgetown Law). Justice Ginsburg will write an introduction to the book, and Hartnett and Williams will write introductions to each of the chapters, giving brief biographical context and including limited quotes from a few of the hundreds of interviews they have conducted for their forthcoming biography of Justice Ginsburg, which Simon & Schuster will publish at a date to be determined.

Wish it was a full-on memoir, but Ginsburg probably has her hands full defending reproductive rights with everything she’s got.


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