I haven't read the book yet because LawBitches didn't rank high enough to get an advanced copy (no, I'm not bitter, really -- I mean, isn't it enough that Anonymous Lawyer is at the top of our blogroll?), but several of our fellow blogrollers have done reviews. You can read them here, here, and here.FROM: Anonymous Lawyer
TO: All partners, associates, e-mail correspondents, support slaves
RE: Required reading
Announcing a temporary change to the firm's long-standing policy that employees are not allowed to read anything besides lease agreements.
Anonymous Lawyer: A Novel hits stores today, July 25th, and is also available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's, or your favorite on-line retailer. No, not that one. I mean the one that sells books.
Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/pmbvs
In the novel, Anonymous Lawyer sets out on a quest to eliminate his biggest rival, The Jerk, and become chairman of the firm -- while dealing with incompetent associates, his spendthrift wife, and the inner torment deep in his soul. Very deep. It's not a compilation of blog posts. That would be like double-billing a client. And we never double-bill clients. Okay, we do, but not this time. New material.
USA Today calls the book "wickedly amusing," Publishers Weekly calls it "side-achingly funny," the New York Post gives it 4 stars out of 4, and my grandmother really loves it too.
We'll also be needing you to work this weekend on a memo for a case we've already settled, and there's a typo somewhere in the tax code that we need you to find. Thanks.
Back to work,
In case you care (which you probably don't but I'll tell you anyway) I plan on reading once I start my summer vacation. You know -- in that week before fall semester resumes.