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Obras por Nina Totenberg

Associated Works

This Is NPR: The First Forty Years (2010) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
Wait Wait...I'm Not Done Yet! A Memoir (2014) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares


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Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Manhattan, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Washington, DC, USA
Boston University (incomplete|journalism)
Haskell, Floyd K. (husband)
Reines, David (husband)
Totenberg, Roman (father)
National Public Radio (NPR)

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Nina Totenberg (born January 14, 1944) is an American legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) focusing primarily on the activities and politics of the Supreme Court of the United States. Her reports air regularly on NPR's news magazines "All Things Considered, Morning Edition", and "Weekend Edition". From 1992 to 2013, she was also a panelist on the syndicated TV political commentary show "Inside Washington".

She's considered one of NPR's "Founding Mothers" along with Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer and the late Cokie Roberts. Wikipedia



Even though the title is misleading, I really enjoyed this book. While it did contain some stories of the author's friendship with RBG, the book is really a memoir of Nina Totenberg's life, which was/is quite interesting in the telling. It was nice to read about the support from her female friends (and some men too) both in and out of the workplace. Women of a certain age will be able to identify with the sexist treatment of women in the workplace in the 60s, 70s and 80s. While it shows how much our culture has changed, it also shows, especially with the current court, that women's rights still need fighting for.… (mais)
ellink | 15 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg was another bingo book: a memoir. I had read an earlier book about the women of NPR--Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie--so was familiar with Nina Totenberg in a more personal way than just from her journalism work. She is, by all accounts, the tougher, feistier friend in the group so I am not surprised that she and RBG became lifelong friends. Totenberg uses that connection to move outward to other friends as well from her NPR colleagues to Supreme Court Justices. While there were plenty of juicy details related to the Court, including the Anita Hill case that is arguably Totenberg's biggest story, it was the personal reflection and insights into the lives of these women who were shattering the glass ceiling.… (mais)
witchyrichy | 15 outras críticas | Oct 13, 2023 |
The title was clearly designed to sell books on the heels of #RBG's death. And, the last quarter of the book was truly devoted to her memory. But the first three-quarters were Totenberg's memoir combined with her friendships with Cokie Roberts and someone named Linda. Of course, in the small print on the front cover after the title, it was written "a memoir on the power of friendships." One of the downsides of reading an e-edition of a book is that the reader doesn't necessairly ever see the front of the book again--until it is finished.… (mais)
kaulsu | 15 outras críticas | Sep 11, 2023 |
I am a sucker for books about friendship, fiction or non-fiction, and this memoir really hit that spot. As a Brit I was not familiar with the author, but enjoyed getting to know her. I was better acquainted with one of her main subjects, Ruth Bader Ginsberg (or the notorious RBG as she became known).

Totenberg writes with warmth about almost all of her subjects including many she did not agree with, something that has become harder and harder to consolidate in recent years, and she reminds us as the book concludes that the Supreme Court is a very different place than the one RBG experienced.

Recording the wide variety of kinds of friendship, and the multiple facets any given friendship may shift-shape across a lifetime.
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4 vote
Caroline_McElwee | 15 outras críticas | Jul 26, 2023 |



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