Aesthetically speaking, “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” is a cheery curio, as if a scrapbook and the Talmud decided to have a baby. Pages are filled with photographs of the Supreme Court justice old and young (ravishing, by the way).
More entertaining are the dozens of images of her rendered in every conceivable medium — as nail art and shoulder tattoos, as needlepoint samplers and bronze busts, as surrealist watercolors, deadpan cartoons and somber illustrations. (“Fear the frill,” says one, referring to her signature jabots.) Woven throughout are excerpts from Justice Ginsburg’s most influential opinions, with added blocks of scholars’ commentary strutting down the margins. NY Times