Books Sandra Day O'Connor Books by Sandra Day O'Connor Sandra Day O'Connor has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Politics & Public Affairs Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Sandra Day O'Connor Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn in as an associate justice by Chief Justice Warren Burger on Sept. 25, 1981. Holding two family Bibles is husband John Jay O'Connor. Michael Evans/AP hide caption toggle caption Michael Evans/AP Author Interviews 'Out Of Order' At The Court: O'Connor On Being The First Female Justice Fresh Air March 5, 2013 Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, discusses her new book about the history of the court, and why she doesn't like the term "swing vote." O'Connor served for 24 years, retiring in 2006 to care for her ailing husband. 'Out Of Order' At The Court: O'Connor On Being The First Female Justice Listen · 39:05 39:05 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/172982275/173512016" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Making a List A Sporting Season December 13, 2005 Sportswriter and author Christine Brennan doesn't always choose sports-oriented titles for giving and getting at the holidays, but this years she finds a few titles too good to ignore.