RBG Gets Ripped

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s workout is becoming a book, The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too! by Bryant Johnson (RBG’s trainer), illustrations by Patrick Welsh (HMH, Oct. 3).

Illustrations show RBG doing her exercises in her court robes and wearing purple leggings. The Associated Press reports “Johnson, an Army reservist whose day job is as a court clerk in Washington, has been training Ginsburg since 1999.” He now also trains Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.

Politico Magazine has a story on the workout and Johnson. Entertainment Weekly and Time both report the book news.

Justice Ginsburg is proving a popular subject. In addition to My Own Words, by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams (S&S, 2016) and Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik (Harper/Dey Street Books, 2015), there are two children’s books, I Dissent by Debbie Levy, Elizabeth Baddeley (S&S Books for Young Readers, 2016) and the forthcoming Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter, with illustrations by Stacy Innerst (Abrams Books for Young Readers, Aug. 2017).

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