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Join Chatter on Books at East City Bookshop for a live recording of their podcast as hosts Marc Sterne and Torie Clarke interview author Jeffrey Rosen about his book Conversations With RBG. The event will be followed by a book signing.
About Chatter on Books
Chatter on Books (COB) is a 45-minute podcast that steals its format liberally from ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, The Tony Kornheiser Show, and NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, applying that irreverence to interesting and entertaining books and authors. COB features hosts Marc Sterne and Torie Clarke and a rotating panel of guests. Over burgers and beer or wine, they debate the best sellers of the week, interview leading authors about life, politics, sports and entertainment and generally pontificate about topics large and small, books being the thread that runs through it all.
About Conversations With RBG:
This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of 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.
In Conversations with RBG, Justice Ginsburg discusses the future of 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, and of course the future of the Supreme Court itself. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired Americans of all ages to embrace the woman known to all as “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.
About the panelists:
Marc Sterne is a longtime Kornheiser producer, At the Movies host, and stand-up comedian.
Torie Clarke is a longtime Washington hand, regular on The Tony Kornheiser Show, related to out-of-control CAPs fans, and author of Lisptick on a Pig and A Survivor’s Guide to Washington.
Jeffrey Rosen is president and CEO of the National Constitution Center. He is also a professor of law at The George Washington University Law School and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. He is the author of six books including, most recently, Conversations with RBG: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law. His other books include biographies of Louis Brandeis and William Howard Taft. His essays and commentaries have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, on National Public Radio, in The New Republic, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in The New Yorker, where was a staff writer.