More than 70 vignettes from life in the practice of law are rendered here as wryly humorous poems. Each one stands alone as the sort of snapshot one lawyer might forward along to another for a laugh or a knowing nod. Together, they comprise a collection to be treasured by anyone who has lived through law school, first jobs, thrilling victories, eye-opening disappointments, and the lifestyle particular to this career choice.
This book is not about laughing at lawyers. It's about laughing with them. It's for everyone who's in on the joke: Everyone who has witnessed the madness and met the quirky characters in this field. Everyone who, even just for a second, has wondered if they should have gone to medical school, culinary school... anything other than law school. Everyone who has ever sat down at the end of an evening and thought, "No one would even believe me if I told them about my day." We believe you.
"In many of the poems, the authors capture perfectly the oddities of law practice and law school. 'Sisterhood' may be one of the most insightful poems that could be enjoyed within any profession. These poems... took the mundane and made it soar." - Arizona Bar Association
"A book of candid truths and palpable honesty, with a sincerity that can only come from experience." - North Carolina Bar Association
"A must-read for lawyers persisting in long-term practice who like to keep it light, who continue to muse on the sometimes bizarre world in which a lawyer finds himself or herself, and who simply enjoy a good poem." - Colorado Bar Association
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(Authors donate a portion of book proceeds to WomensLaw.org, The WomensLaw Project of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.)
|Publisher:||Poetic Justice, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.21(d)|
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I have read this book and all I can say is verisimilitude. I felt the beginnings of nascent nausea and disquiet when I read the passages about law school; I sensed an Amygdalic spike of serotonin as I perused the poem about attending CLE's and spending most of the time there worrying about all the things you were doing wrong; and I vomited when I studied line after interminable line dedicated to the craft of the billable hour. JD and ML have faithfully captured the essence of the legal experience in verse form. Who is this book for? * The uppity lawyer in your book club who talks endlessly about jurisprudence, even when the topic of conversation is a Kardashian. * The member of your nonprofit board who desires to run meetings according to Robert's Rule of Order. * The affable espresso barista who plays in a funk band but talks about becoming a funk barrister. Use this book to bridge gaps, win lawyer friends, and influence lawyerphils. Please buy it now.