Linda Hirshman is a lawyer, cultural historian and author of Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World, Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution and many other books.
Sisters in Law was a New York Times and Washington Post Best Seller and NPR pick of the year for 2015. The stage adaptation of Sisters in Law will premiere on April 3, 2019 at the Phoenix Theatre. The 2017 ABC miniseries When We Rise was based in part on the story of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution.
Linda will publish Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment on June 11, 2019.
Linda received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her PhD in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and she has taught philosophy and women’s studies at Brandeis University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Newsweek, the Daily Beast, and POLITICO. She recently appeared on season 2, episode 7 of the hit Slate podcast Slow Burn to discuss the feminist response to the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.
Prior to writing several bestselling books, Linda was an influential labor attorney. She brought three cases in front of the Supreme Court during the Burger era, including the landmark case Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit Authority (1985). Linda has argued cases in front of all twelve U.S. Courts of Appeals.
Linda is currently writing her next book, which will be about William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and the miraculous success of the abolitionist movement. She divides her time between New York City and Phoenix, Arizona.