Antonia Felix, EdD, MFA, is a New York Times bestselling author of 20 nonfiction books, short fiction, a medical thriller, and a play. Her political biographies include Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life (Sourcebooks); Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey (Sterling), and Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream (Berkley/Penguin). She has spoken and lectured frequently on women in power and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, SkyNews, NPR, PBS's Washington Journal, CNN International, BBC, CBS Radio, Sirius X-M, and others. She lives near Minneapolis, MN. Award-winning filmmaker Mimi Leder, director of On the Basis of Sex, was the first woman ever accepted to AFI's prestigious cinematography program. As a pioneering female voice, she directed the feature films The Peacemaker, Deep Impact, and Pay It Forward; HBO's Peabody(R) Award-winning TV series The Leftovers; and many other shows, including Shameless, The West Wing, L.A. Law, China Beach, and, notably, ER, which earned her two Emmys(R), four Emmy nominations, and three Directors Guild of America nominations. Leder will direct and executive produce Apple TV's upcoming untitled morning show drama series.
"Felix (Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey) celebrates U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and career in this reverential photo history. Photos chart the trajectory of Ginsburg's life, from her childhood in Brooklyn, through her professorship at Columbia Law School, to her official swearing-in ceremony to the Supreme Court. Beyond the dozens of images capturing Ginsburg's lengthy career in federal court, Felix includes tender candid photos of Ginsburg as a mother, grandmother, and wife to Marty Ginsburg. Brief yet informative biographical essays as well as excerpts from Ginsburg's speeches provide solid context for both her career ('Joining the faculty of Rutgers School of Law in 1963, Ruth became the second female law professor in the school's history and began the sex discrimination work with which she would change society, ' writes Felix) and personal life ('I became a lawyer in days when women were not wanted by most members of the legal profession, because Marty and his parents supported that choice unreservedly'). Readers will delight in the photos that capture Ginsburg's presence on the internet (as in the Notorious R.B.G. Tumblr blog), and her visits to the opera with a close friend, the late Antonin Scalia. This is an adoring photo history that wonderfully shows Ginsburg in her private life as well as public."--Publishers Weekly