Alex Wellen is an excited, ambitious, and
overwhelmed twenty-something law student trying to integrate into one of the
most powerful and promise-filled cities in the world�New York. As he moves from
graduating student to licensed lawyer�the second most important nine months he
ever spent �gestating��Alex fantasizes about the glitzy, high-powered lifestyle
of a Manhattan attorney. He imagines hobnobbing with the elite, eating at the
best restaurants, and being a guest at the most coveted social events�but in
this city of overachievers, he is reminded every step of the way that he did not
go to Harvard. Can he overcome the profession�s snobbery by wearing overpriced
ties from Barneys, seat-filling at the VH1 fashion awards, cavorting with B-list
celebrities, and throwing TriBeCa loft parties?
Is it enough for him to look and play the part?
Along the way, we meet his fellow sufferers in the dread-inducing bar exam cram courses, his girlfriends and roommate, the law firm recruiters interested in hiring him (and those who aren�t), and the new associates who work with him at a high-profile law firm, some of whom, the odds are, won�t pass the bar.
Savvy and entertaining, Wellen�s story is The Paper Chase meets Sex and the City�a career memoir for anyone who has discovered his or her life�s goal, yet must overcome tremendous obstacles to attain it.
Barman is an honest, revealing, and hilarious portrait of a lawyer as a young man.
About the Author:
ALEX WELLEN co-created, executive-produced, and co-hosted the award-winning high-tech crime newsmagazine program CyberCrime on the TechTV cable television network. His columns, breaking news stories, and contributions appear in print and on radio and television, including NBC News, ABC News, CNN, and MSNBC. He is currently an independent producer and freelance writer living in San Francisco.
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