Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is writing a book called My Own Words, to be published in January 2017, Simon & Schuster announced.
The book, according to the publisher, is “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 US shores when interpreting the U.S. Constitution.”
My Own Words is being published in advance of a forthcoming authorised biography (no date yet). According to Simon & Schuster, the writings in the new book will be selected by Ginsburg and her biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams. My Own Words will include an introduction by Ginsburg, with Hartnett and Williams writing introductions to each chapter.
Ginsburg, 82, was appointed to the court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. She was the second female justice after Sandra Day O’Connor, and one of three currently serving on the court (along with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan). This is Ginsburg’s first book since being appointed to the court.